KimChow undergoes a major refit from 2003-2007


KimChow undergoes a major refit and restoration from 2003 - 2007. A sturdy wooden structure is built over the boat and covered with tightly secured tarps complete with windows and air vents which allowed work to continue in all weather conditions.
KimChow undergoes a major refit and restoration from 2003 - 2007. A sturdy wooden structure is built over the boat and covered with tightly secured tarps complete with windows and air vents which allowed work to continue in all weather conditions.
The well built structure provided a warm, dry environment and excellent protection in even the coldest winter conditions. Winter, 2006.
The well built structure provided a warm, dry environment and excellent protection in even the coldest winter conditions. Winter, 2006.
Original teak decks are removed.
Original teak decks are removed.
All teak was wooded and refinished with 6 coats of varnish.
All teak was wooded and refinished with 6 coats of varnish.
Coach house is sanded and new gel coat is applied.
Coach house is sanded and new gel coat is applied.
New gel coat is applied to coach house and deck. Looking forward, under cover, on the mooring, Cadboro Bay, 2007
New gel coat is applied to coach house and deck. Looking forward, under cover, on the mooring, Cadboro Bay, 2007
New gel coat; looking aft.
New gel coat; looking aft.
New gel coat in the cockpit; looking forward.
New gel coat in the cockpit; looking forward.
All the stainless fittings were removed,   polished and reinstalled.
All the stainless fittings were removed, polished and reinstalled.
Perkins Diesel before the renovation circa 2002.
Perkins Diesel before the renovation circa 2002.
The Perkins Diesel after being rebuilt
The Perkins Diesel after being rebuilt
Bilges were cleaned and painted.
Bilges were cleaned and painted.
Tony Gooch lends a helping hand. Spring 2007.
Tony Gooch lends a helping hand. Spring 2007.
Reed lays the teak in the cockpit.
Reed lays the teak in the cockpit.
The team from Blackline Marine led by Brent Jacobi (second from left), Ryan and Nuno who skillfully handled the standing and running rigging and stainless work.
The team from Blackline Marine led by Brent Jacobi (second from left), Ryan and Nuno who skillfully handled the standing and running rigging and stainless work.
Marty Willock works to repair and replace sections of teak on the coach house.
Marty Willock works to repair and replace sections of teak on the coach house.
Freshly painted name port and starboard.
Freshly painted name port and starboard.
After 4 years under cover, the tarps finally come off. On the hard at Canoe Cove, Spring 2007.
After 4 years under cover, the tarps finally come off. On the hard at Canoe Cove, Spring 2007.
KimChow gets uncovered.
KimChow gets uncovered.
The structure is removed and KimChow is made ready to be relaunched. The mast is stepped and the boat is re-rigged. 
Blackline Marine, Spring 2007.
The structure is removed and KimChow is made ready to be relaunched. The mast is stepped and the boat is re-rigged. Blackline Marine, Spring 2007.
Ready for relaunching at Canoe Cove, Spring 2007.
Ready for relaunching at Canoe Cove, Spring 2007.
Daughter Nicola puts the finishing touches on KimChow
Daughter Nicola puts the finishing touches on KimChow's keel before the launch.
KimChow on her way to being relaunched. Canoe Cove, May 2007.
KimChow on her way to being relaunched. Canoe Cove, May 2007.
Detail of new Grip-Tex deck. July 2007
Detail of new Grip-Tex deck. July 2007
Detail of new Grip-Tex deck. July, 2007
Detail of new Grip-Tex deck. July, 2007
Detail of new Grip-Tex deck and teak cockpit looking aft.
Detail of new Grip-Tex deck and teak cockpit looking aft.
New electrical system
New electrical system
Kim Chow at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club July 2007
Kim Chow at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club July 2007
On the ways at RVYC July, 2007
On the ways at RVYC July, 2007
Happy to be on board Kim Chow under sail in Cadboro Bay. August, 2007
Happy to be on board Kim Chow under sail in Cadboro Bay. August, 2007
Kim Chow flies her new jenniker with the "Sword through Water" logo. Cadboro Bay, September, 2007
Kim Chow flies her new jenniker with the "Sword through Water" logo. Cadboro Bay, September, 2007
Enjoying a moment of rest amidst the endless preparations for departure.
Enjoying a moment of rest amidst the endless preparations for departure.

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