GloryBe Restoration
Marina Fire
Systems / Materials / Components

The wood we are using in this restoration includes:

Western Red Cedar (planking), Alaskan Yellow Cedar (deck beams, clamps), Honduras Mahagonny (cabin sides, interior), Bending Oak (frames), Angelique (stem repair).



Much of the hardware either melted or was lost in the fire. Happily, Port Townsend Foundry has made new patterns to reproduce the portlights. They also have a huge stock of traditional west coast patterns to choose from for other components such as the handrail stanchions, cleats, and the steering wheel hub. You can also see photos of the portlights being created.


  The fasteners we're using for the hull are galvanized screws. We chose to use galvanized instead of silicon bronze because there are still a lot of the previous fasteners in the planks below the waterline which were iron boat nails (original) and cadmium plated and galvanized (refastened). We didn't use silicon bronze at this time because that would introduce a dissimliar metal and thereby set up potential electrolysis which would cause the less noble metal fasteners to be lost more quickly.
  Surprisingly, the engine has fared just fine. The starter and alternator needed some work, but because the engine was "pickled" right after the fire (diesel put into the cylinders to prevent rust) it's going to be useable. It's an Isuzu Diesel. 4 cylinders. Also using a Balmar alternator and regulator.
  Believe it or not, the diesel stove was salvageable. It's manufactured by Dickinson Marine Products Ltd out of British Columbia, Canada. I phoned Dickenson and they referred me to John Soresen up in Everett. He and Lee Tyacke did a fantastic job restoring the stove -- definitely better than new. I heartily recommend working with them. Contact John Sorensen, who also serves as Dickinson's Shipping Warehouse for the U.S. (425) 347-4028. They're located on Highway 99 in South Everett.

I'm installing a new windlass which is manufactured by IDEAL Windlass of East Greenwich, RI. They've been building windlasses since 1936. They've been great to work with.


  Since the fire destroyed the whole pilot house, all the instruments will need to be replaced. I chose to replace the guages with ones from the "Wings" product line by Stewart Warner.
  I also needed to buy new navigation lights. Some friends use these on their boat and they are very very bright. I also like their design. They are made in Italy by Foresti & Suardi but I purchased them locally through Cutty Sark, in Bellevue.
  The largest bilge pump in one that is rated for 3700 gallons per hour (this of course decreases depending how far from the pump the water needs to travel before it leaves the boat). The pump requires a float switch and there will be a three-way switch to control it at the helm (manual, auto, off). The bilge water will pass through the hose to the bronze anti-siphon valve, and then will travel on to the through-hull. There will be two hose clamps (smooth interior) at each junction of the hose with a fitting.
  There will also be two smaller bilge pumps in the boat. These are each rated at 750 gallons per hour. Once again, each will go through a bronze anti-siphon valve before exiting the water through a through-hull. We're using hose clamps that are smooth inside (instead of serrated) so that they won't bite into the hose and damage it in any way.
  The cockpit area will be drained of water through three scuppers. Each bronze scupper is connected to its own bronze through-hull. Once again two hose clamps are used at each place the hose attaches to a fitting. I picked up all the fittings, clamps and hose locally, at Fisheries Supply.

I will be replacing the previous control head (on left) with an identical one. This is a single lever control head which provides a pull-out handle for over-riding the throttle and is manufactured by Kobelt . The folks at Doc Freeman's were able to locate this.


  Helpful staff at Doc Freeman's were also the ones who tracked down this lock hardware for the pilot house door. The body is stainless but the handle and other visible parts are brass.
  We'll be reusing the corner sink in the head. It is likely that this was an original sink from the Sands company in 1914. By the way, Pine Sol does a great job of cleaning off all the char and grime from the fire!
  We are replacing the single water tank with two watertanks - 18 gallon tanks on each side of the boat. The tanks are available locally through Marine Sanitation which is located right next to Fisheries in Mariners Square (800)-624-9111..
  Each water tank will be fitted with a shut-off valve (actually brass as opposed to the plastic ones shown here) and the hose will lead from the tank to a junction of the two lines, then on to the head and galley.
  The tank for waste is made by the same folks who make the water tanks and is available at Marine Sanitation. The head will plumb directly to the waste tank. The waste tank can them be emptied dockside at a pumpout station via a deckplate outside the cabin, or if at sea, can be sent through this macerator pump then out a through-hull underneath the waterline.