Making the Molds Work progresses on DORIS#625

Work keeps a jaunty pace at Snediker Yacht Restoration as molds for yacht DORIS take shape.  This author could write many words on the process of making molds in Wooden Boatbuilding and how this is specifically being tackled in the DORIS restoration but, wouldn’t you rather see the process?  Here’s a video that offers a quick, introductory peek behind the closed doors of the DORIS restoration as production ramps up.  Enjoy!

DORIS can come alive again…

DORIS/VAYU owner David Revenaugh expresses his sentiment about the restoration of DORIS – the yacht he owned and loved for aprox. 20 years.  A very special thank you to the Mercanti Family for sharing their slides detailing adventures aboard VAYU (Jim Mercanti, owned DORIS/VAYU from 1957 to 1974 and ran her as a Charter Yacht). 


Beautiful Decline of VAYU

“I remember the day I saw her…” recalls ex-owner Jacques Thiry, “she was a magnificent sight out in the distance, I saw her from the pier. She was beautiful, a very striking boat, floating high up in the water. Her interior had been torn out and she was being packed with hay.  She was going to be sailed out into deep water, set on fire and scuttled. Her name was VAYU. I couldn’t imagine the loss of such a beautiful yacht and wanted to save her. “

Jacques went on to buy VAYU and tried to organize a volunteer effort to restore her.   These photographs, taken by A. Vincent Scarano, are of VAYU docked at City Pier in New London, CT while under Jacques ownership in 1979.

For the full gallery please go to A. Vincent Scarano’s website here


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Photos © A. Vincent Scarano