One of Port Townsend Shipwright Co-op‘s longest standing clients, Nancy and Pete Hardy, brought their Canadian trawler, the Sandra Jean II, in for new steel fuel tanks this spring. Both Nancy and Pete Hardy are captains for whale watching business in Friday Harbor. They have been gradually restoring the Sandra Jean II for the past 12 years. During this time, the Shipwrights Co-op has done extensive planking, reframing, bulwarks, deck work, deck and beam repairs. Pete and Nancy have kept to the vessel’s original trawler design. Both actively participate in the restoration project and live aboard the Sandra Jean II. They documented the recent fuel replacement project well with great photographs, saying they “really enjoy being …in the company of these craftsmen and messing with this boat.” Thanks Nancy and Pete for sharing these wonderful photographs!
Dean and Pete guiding the engine as it is lifted by crane through the galley floor and up through the roof, which was cut open temporarily for this project.
David Griswold directing the crane operator during the engine removal at Port Townsend Shipwrights Co-op.
Pete Hardy puts the motor mounts back on the engine after it’s removal.
Dean and David pose for a picture after cutting and removing the 50 year old fuel tanks.
Port side after cutting and removing the fuel tanks.
Port side clean and ready for the newly fabricated steel fuel tanks to be installed.
Pieces of the old fuel tanks after cut and removed from Sandra Jean II.
Steel ready for pattern making and fabrication of new tanks.
Greg fabricated the new fuel tanks for Sandra Jean II.
Boat Owner, Pete Hardy, applies boat sauce to the frames and planks before the new tanks are installed.
Boat Owner, Nancy Hardy, completes all the paint and varnish work to the house and topsides. She was especially lucky to have some unusual beautiful sunshine and warmer weather.
Nancy in front of her beautiful paint work on Sandra Jean II.
The fuel tanks are prepared for installation.
The newly fabricated tanks being lowered into the vessel for installation.
3000 lbs of Engine was then lowered through the roof and galley floor by crane.
David Griswold directing the Crane Operator, Julian Arthur. The engine has been degreased and painted for installation.
With a job well done, Pete can now close up the roof opening.
Sandra Jean II ready to launch!