To document the restoration and repair of the Bristol Channel Cutter "Sea Star", now "Rose", following damage suffered in Sept 2008 Hurricane Ike.
Monday, February 22, 2010
More Recent Pics
Galley port icebox starboard
Since she is coming back gaff rigged there will not be a backstay but I am keeping the boomkin anyway. I plan to install a Hydrovane wind vane on centerline inside at the apex of the boomkin and fill in the boomkin center area with teak grate work
Hard to tell from photo but the port side of forward cabin will have a sink with the Climma air conditioner compressor underneath and the head will be next to it with cabinets overhead.
Sea Star is Bristol Channel Cutter Hull no 76 built by Sam L Morse Shipyard in 1987. On September 13th, 2008 Hurricane Ike hit Galveston Texas damaging many of the boats in the Galveston Yacht Basin. Because I had her grossly under insured the insurance company declared her a total loss, paid me the full insured value and gave me 30 days to buy the wreck or turn over the title. Having just retired I decided to restore her and bring her back with a traditional gaff rig as Lyle Hess originally drew her. This blog is meant to document the restoration and solicit constructive critisism from other BCC and traditional pilot cutter sailors and builders.