The MV U&I has been the focus for the last two Ships Cabinetry and Joinery courses and now boasts new hatches, doors, cabin sole, deck heads, etc. As such we have reached a point where all the major projects which could be assigned to students have been completed. Rather than remove some of this work to make way for additional students projects we have been able to find a new and caring owner who intends to both keep the vessel in Silva Bay and follow on from where we left off. While this vessel was used in the Ships Cabinetry program a team of volunteers led by Jerry Regimbal looked after the basic maintenance, bottom and topsides paint, fitted thru hull echo sounder, rewired the mast and running lights, serviced the engine cooling system etc. This transition now paves the way for a new boat, the Stella Maris V which will not only be the focus of the Ships Cabinetry and Joinery course but will also pave the way for a “restoration” program starting early 2012.
Maintaining the Art of the Wooden Boat