Hurricane Nate

I have no logs for Siskiwit’s first twenty years, but Hurricane Nate was her fifth encounter with a Hurricane since 2003. Her new owner took her up the Dog River which is a river in Mobile County, Alabama. The Dog River watershed drains more than 90 square miles and is about 8 miles long and …

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The Next 20 Years

Beyond thrilled to receive the first photos of new owner Donovan Brennan’s work on Siskiwit. In addition to photos, he advises the 4-107 had a major overhaul; including 1 new piston, new rings, rear seal, cylinder sleeves polished, new injector pump. Galley and head have been reworked with Corean surface. The head was converted from …

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Restoring a 1923 Wianno Sloop

Many boats meet undignified ends, scuttled, wrecked or just abandoned. Some though, are restored to life. In the summer of 1979 I was wandering through the storage field of Essex Isle Marina in Connecticut when I came across a long-abandoned gaff rigged Wianno Senior Knockabout Sloop named Simba.  Built in 1923, at some point she’d …

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