Preview: Refurbishing A Mystery Peapod; A Post by Geoff Kerr

February 13, 2014

Geoff Kerr

15’ sailing peapod

Here is a peek at what has been an entertaining project on many levels.  The boat is a lovely 15’ sailing peapod of unknown heritage, that we’ll discuss that in a bit. She came to me for some repairs, a paint job, and a rolling display cradle—because she is destined to be part of a seafood trade show display and filled with ice and seaood.  Such an indignity is no big deal or great insult, as my shop’s resume includes boats that I’ve repurposed as salad bars, bar coolers, sand boxes and memorial gardens.  Even better, this peapod will sail again afterwards, so a temporary gig as a fishmonger is just an interesting Spring Break for her.  I was greatly relieved that the ice will be contained in a custom stainless steel tray resting on the thwarts with a drain hose snaked through the new bilge drain fitting.

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