Restoration Work

2012 Update

The Schooner Martha Foundation is a grateful recipient of a grant from the Washington State Heritage Capital Projects Fund administered by the Washington State Historical Society. Because of this grant we are able to undertake the ballast keel project that is the final push for Martha’s restoration.

We are happy and proud to be working once again with the Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op LLC. Check out our home page to keep updated about this historic project. Also, please see our links page and consider visiting some of the businesses that have contributed and donated to this multi-layered  project.

 All funds go to restoration and youth sail training programs.

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    1997

    • Extensive out of the water survey and restoration plan developed
    • Survey of rig and sails
    • New saloon table
    • New shower and remodel of aft head
    • New 8ft. pram built by Fred Stark
    • New saloon cushions by Anne Goslin
    • Foc’s’le cabin remodeled with the addition of a bunk for crew
    • New chain locker
    • Forward cabin remodeled and full length mahogany cabinet installed
    • Engine starter rebuilt by GRAFCO ELECTRIC
    • Bottom paint
    • New fife rail started
    • And more varnishing and painting we could handle

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    1998

    • Transom totally rebuilt back to how B. B. Crowninshield designed it
    • Masts pull by the Foss 300 steam crane
    • Some of the rigging replaced both standing and running
    • Boomkin replaced and bronze strut for boomkin replaced
    • Bowsprit pulled. stripped and re-varnished
    • Teak Fife rails finished and installed
    • Sliding hatch cover stripped of fiberglass back down to wood then varnished
    • Masts and hull painted
    • New wheel cover by Anne Goslin
    • And more varnishing and painting we could handle
    • New teak companion doors built by Jerry Mixon

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    1999

    • Stem replaced to water line with purple heart
    • New/used windless
    • 300 feet of new chain donated by Washington Chain
    • Pattern and machining for new wildcat donated by Markey Machine
    • New teak covering boards forward
    • New manganese bronze wildcat cast by Ballard Brass
    • Purchased a new fisherman from Sound Sails
    • Forward decking refastened in bronze
    • Tim Webber hired to start recaulking program during haul-out
    • Hauled out at Seaview East for 2 weeks
    • Painted bottom during haul-out
    • Refastened both starboard and port garboard and 1st broad with bronze
    • All butts refastened in bronze
    • All butt blocks rebolted in bronze
    • Dickenson galley stove rebuilt (sponsored by Bill Fenick)

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    2000

    • Starboard top side replacement
    • 26 new Angelique frame heads
    • New  purple heart chain plate blocking
    • New silicon bronze chain plates
    • New silver Bali topside planking
    • New teak cover boards
    • New Angelique bulwarks with silver Bali cap rails
    • All new fastenings of silicon bronze.
    • New  jib purchased from sound sails

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    2001

    • Port side topside replacement
    • 29 frame Angelique frame heads
    • New  purple heart chain plate blocking
    • New  silicon bronze chain plates
    • New silver Bali topside planking
    • New teak cover boards
    • New Angelique bulwarks with silver Bali cap rails
    • All new fastenings of silicon bronze
    • New main sail

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    2002

    • Annual haul out and maintenance
    • New fuel tanks and fuel system installed

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    2003

    • Annual haul out and maintenance
    • New 100 hp Isuzu diesel  installed
    • Down rig and paint spars

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    2004

    • Deck replacement
    • Removed 40 year old decking and hardware
    • Replaced or repair deck framing
    • Installed a new silver Bali deck
    • Annual haul out and maintenance

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    2005

    • Annual haul out and maintenance

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    2006

    • Annual haul out and maintenance
    • Survey for up coming bottom replacement
    • New main stay sail

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    2007

    • Annual haul out and maintenance
    • New stem bob stay fitting of silicon bronze
    • New fore stay sail

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    2008

    • Bottom replacement
    • Remove all bottom planking
    • Remove fore keel and lower stem and replace with purple heart
    • Replace all bottom frames with Angelique
    • Replace stern post with purple heart
    • Re-plank bottom with Sapele
    • All new fastenings of silicon bronze
    • New jib from North West Sails
    • New head system and holding tanks
    • New AGM battery system

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    2009

    • Annual haul out and maintenance
    • Install new radar chart plotter (Garmin 5212) donated by Townsend Bay Marine

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    2010

    • Annual haul out and maintenance
    • Replace depth and speed equipment by Garmin
    • Measure and gather data to prepare for 2012 keel replacement


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