American Schooner Association | P.O. Box 484, Mystic, CT 06355
Past Commodore Peter Thompson will speak about the Alden 309, perhaps the most prolific serial design to come from the boards of John Alden, and the restoration of Peter's Blackbird, the last 309 built.
The scope of Blackbird’s exacting 2001-2015 restoration included removing and preserving her original interior, removing ceilings to access and replace frames, wooden and metal floor timbers, butt blocks, keel timber, centerboard and trunk, sternpost, horn timber and rudder, refurbishing the iron ballast, removing and replacing all deck beams, laying a new deck, king planks, garboards, molding a new oval mahogany cockpit as well re-fabricating hardware including travelers, bob and whisker stay fittings, chain plates and keelbolts.
Peter will also talk about the personal connections made while doing the restoration and exploring Blackbird's history.
Peter made this presentation at the Association's 2019 Annual Meeting. It is an enlightening and entertaining presentation.
Registration is limited to 100 attendees. You MUST register in advance through Zoom by clicking on the link below: