We had a fascinating visit to Brent’s project boat, Ricochet, a 1956 46′ Kettenburg PCC (Pacific Cruising Class) Sloop which he’s working on at Shelter Island Marina, Richmond. Since the club last visited the boat in 2014, he’s done a LOT of work on building out the interior and the deck.
From her mahogany transom and toe-rails to the beautiful teak decking, the work and materials are top-notch, and she’s looking amazing!
Brent treated us to a pleasant picnic aboard, and with the wind buffeting the shelter, it felt like we were afloat on the sea!
After thoroughly crawling over and inspecting the boat, we went for a walk around the rest of the marina, looking at the other boats getting work done on them.
It’s fascinating to see boats above ground, and their scale is enormous!
One of the other boats is a sister-ship to Ricochet, getting a lot of her planking replaced, also with mahogany.
It was a wonderful time at the marina, and so great to see Brent’s progress on Ricochet!
With Ragna out of the shed and back in the water, work has now begun on Vogler’s refinishing. After looking at the seats and deciding that some were in pretty rough condition, we decided to replace them all, to keep them looking good and uniform. We got a great start on that yesterday.
Next Saturday, April 13, we’ll be visiting Brent’s project boat, Ricochet, 1956 46′ Kettenburg PCC (Pacific Cruising Class) Sloop which he’s working on at Shelter Island Marina, Richmond. The club last saw the boat in 2014, when Brent invited everyone down:
We’ll be leaving from our boat shed at 11am, and will be car-pooling as needed. If you’d like to go straight there, his instructions from last time:
Shelter Island Marina, 6911 Graybar Rd, in a white with red-ends tarp-on-frame shelter in the north alley near the parking lot. Park in the lot, walk in the main gate, turn north (away from the river) at Variety Marine and walk through the boats toward the red-ended shelter. Or if the small north gate is open, come right in and find us four or five sheds in. Sounds more complicated than it is. Hope to see you there!
It will be great to see the progress he’s made!