image: Sailboat Weatherly, in shopS&S Weatherly

It would be difficult to have a better pedigree than Weatherly. Designed by Sparkman and Stephens and built of wood in 1972 by Driscoll Custom Boats, the yawl Weatherly (nee Zäida) is one of four near sisters to come from the yard. The Driscolls loved the design so much, that one of the originals remains in the family’s hands.

Weatherly has been owned since the early 1990s by Dan McDonough and is berthed in Gig Harbor. She is an occasional visitor to Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival and turns heads wherever she goes.

image: Sailboat Weatherly, in shopWhile constantly upgraded and very well maintained, Weatherly was due for some minor repairs and a short stop in the beauty salon.

Project List:

  • Cockpit coaming repair
  • Complete exterior varnishing
  • New teak deck in cockpit
  • Paint the rig
  • Paint cockpit and cabin top
  • Repair miscellaneous glue joints and joinery

image: Sailboat Weatherly, in shopWeatherly will be launched in mid January, 2009 and delivered home to Gig Harbor, where she will spend the rest of the winter under cover. She will be on hand for a year’s worth of cruising beginning with Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day and culminating with an appearance at the Wooden Boat Festival in September.

photo: Weatherly flying chutephoto: Weatherly with bone