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1955 Peterborough Royal

1955 Peterborough Royal
She had been in the same family for over 45 years and after numerous repairs and a previous re-build by 2013 she had been serving for 58 years. On her last outing an accidental hull puncture placed her in a precarious position, invest or retire. Fortunately for this Royal, she had become part of her family, part of the heritage and history of her owners. Now, after a complete re-build she will continue to be a part of her families future.

Re-Build Illustrations

1955 Peterborough Royal
New cedar deck with white oak trim
1955 Peterborough Royal
Ribs needed to be replaced with spliced white oak
1955 Peterborough Royal
Patch and rebuild the hull
1955 Peterborough Royal
Deck framing needed to be replaced
1955 Peterborough Royal
New furnishings with fold down bench backs using wooden hinges.
1955 Peterborough Royal
Transom needed all new frame to re-enforce

Before, during and after re-building her Deck

1955 Peterborough Royal
White Oak deck stripe attached with teenails.
1955 Peterborough Royal
Oak trim with cedar deck being installed
1955 Peterborough Royal
30 year old mahogany plywood decking from previous re-build
1955 Peterborough Royal
All ready for the lake

Before and after re-building her Transom

1955 Peterborough Royal
Before - plywood over transom
1955 Peterborough Royal
After - Re-conditioned original mahogany transom
1955 Peterborough Royal
Before - Transom inside
1955 Peterborough Royal
After - New White Oak transom frame and two new elbows

Before, during and after re-building her ribs

1955 Peterborough Royal
All done, ready for 60+ more years.
1955 Peterborough Royal
New spliced white Oak ribs and cedar patch being added
1955 Peterborough Royal
Over sized sister ribs in the stern, and 30+ newly spliced rib repairs
1955 Peterborough Royal
Rotten ribs about to be removed

Photo Galleries of the project