Zeke McFadin is the Project Manager for the Gia Li, a catamaran yacht hauled out at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op for a 3 foot stern extension.  The vessel was built last year.  It is a bit high in the bow, needing more buoyancy aft.  A longer water line will also allow for more speed.  In addition, they are replacing the plate rudders with articulated rudders for better steering performance.  Zeke and Paul are fabricating the extension with aluminum that has been precut.  Additional patterns are being made by Christine Jacobson in the shop.

Gia Li, a power catamaran yacht is being extended 3 feet.

Gia Li, a power catamaran yacht is being extended 3 feet at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.

Christine Jacobson is making a pattern for the extension in the bow.

Christine Jacobson is making a pattern for the extension.

Zeke and Christine discuss the pattern for Gia Li's bow extension.

Zeke and Christine discuss the pattern for Gia Li.

Zeke and Paul welding aluminum part for Gia Li's extension.

Zeke and Paul welding aluminum for Gia Li’s stern extension.