The hive that is Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding has been humming this fall. New projects both in and out of the marine world are in the works, a host of good sized powerboats are in for winter refit work, and we turned around a bunch of boats that are escaping the New England winter for sunny, warmer destinations, including Kismet and Cookielicious.
Kismet, Morris 48
Fast boats always have smooth, fast bottoms. The Morris 48 Kismet‘s was sanded and faired with 800 grit sandpaper. One of the guys in the yard said it was so smooth you could shave in the hull’s reflection. Her new hull color of Awlgrip’s Aristo Blue is gorgeous. Other exterior work included gel coat finish work on the deck. Rigging was tuned and new halyards and sheets were installed. Trevor Reiff, our man in electronics, updated all software and gave the owners a run-through on the capabilities.
We hope the fishing is good on the way south so the crew of Kismet can enjoy their new propane grill! We wish her a happy and a silver-lined winter racing scene.
Cookielicious, Oyster 72
Cookielicious’ new owners brought her to us for comprehensive maintenance and a cosmetic refit. We repainted boot stripes, cove stripes, and toe rails (all in “Range Rover Vesuvius Orange!”), pulled and serviced the entire rig, refurbished all seacocks, completely rebuilt and repainted all deckhouse windows, and refurbished most onboard systems. She sailed away on July 1st for a summer of fun plying the waters of Newport, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Block Island.
She returned to us at the end of September for some additional work before heading south for the winter. Team Lyman-Morse painted the boom and the mast. Interior work included rebuilding the heads amidships and forward. The cockpit table was re-varnished. Interior carpentry and finish projects include refinishing handrails, repairing nav station wood trim, salon stairs, and some minor repairs to the bed in the master suite. Some of the teak deck planks were reefed out, routed, and new caulk installed. After we did a full systems check, we found that she needed new batteries and davit lines. Oyster Marine sent us a new upper rudder bearing and the bimini was reconfigured to accommodate the strata-glass sail viewing window. These projects will bring comfort to all! Cookielicious set sail for Bermuda on Thursday, November 14.
Bon Voyage to all the Lyman-Morse yachts headed to warmer waters this winter!