CLOVER Restoration Fund

Wooden Boats for Veterans - Restoring a classic sailboat for veterans

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What has been accomplished to this point? 

WBFV has invested over $100K on the boat to stabilize her: prevent her from sinking, and protect her from the elements.  Over 1000 volunteer hours have gone into her to clean her up on deck and below.


What is WBFV’s goal for CLOVER?

The immediate goal is to restore CLOVER to her original design and condition as a gaff rigged cutter. The major elements of the restoration are:

  • ·       Replace the deck and supporting structure; deck beams and carlines
  • ·       Replace the mast, rig and sails
  • ·       Replace the engine .  
  • ·       Remount the bowsprit and anchor windlass.
  • ·       Recaulk topsides as and where found necessary

How much is necessary for her Restoration?

Restoration

Transport to Yard, removal and replacement of the deck and supporting structure

 $250,000.00

Recaulk and re-fasten the hull where necessary

 $15,000.00

Install a new engine (from Karl Moyer program)

 $20,000.00

Install a new mast and rig

 $50,000.00

Remount the anchor and windlass

 $3,000.00

TOTAL

 $353,000.00

What is being done with CLOVER in the meantime, while this money is being raised? 

At present the boat is afloat and presentable but not seaworthy.

  • ·       She has had 9 planks replaced and all through hulls inspected (6 totally replaced) but her hull needs caulking, especially above the waterline 
  • ·       Her deck leaks, and deck beams are weakened by rot and at present the deck is made watertight with a fiberglass covering to prevent leaks in the cabin areas down below
  • ·       Her engine is inoperative but can be made serviceable
  • ·       Her mast is damaged, is not original and unsuitable for crewing with disabled veterans
  • ·       She has no safety gear or lifelines

What volunteer work shall be done during this preparation for Major Restoration?

Work shall be under the direction of the Bosun and consist of regular maintenance and upkeep and continuing cleaning of the vessel.  Specific projects include but are not limited to:

  • ·       Rousing out the anchor chain
  • ·       Restoring and painting the floors in way of the forepeak
  • ·       Restoring and disposing of supplies, owned and acquired, as necessary
  • ·       Dehumidifying down below
  • ·       Restoring and installing the stanchions and lifelines
  • ·       Painting the deck
  • ·       Ongoing maintenance

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Recent Activity

Anonymous
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10/11/17
Michael Cohen
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10/04/17
John Withers
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$100
06/06/17

We are so proud of the important work all of you WBFV are doing to help our veterans! Please keep up the excellent work and know that you are making a difference in the lives of those who have served to protect all of us.

Anonymous
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05/31/17
Blair Johnston
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05/30/17

Love the passion you have behind this, John! Hope to join you on the water at some point.

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  • Anonymous - $+100 - Feb 01, 2016

  • I am proud to donate to such a cause, as well as the restoration of a fine yacht I remember while growing up in Pelican Harbor in Sausalito during the 1970's and 1980's. Ed Gibson; SV Patience. - $+100 - Jan 25, 2016

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