1956 William Garden 45 Yawl
Full Description- Stock #005752 -
Rare, one of a kind William Garden Custom Yawl
***April 2020 Update***
The Palmer M60 engine is almost completely installed. The cockpit seats are being removed to install the fuel tanks and replace some cabin bulkheads.
The decks on the 45' yawl WHIRLWIND are now being refinished. Old caulk reefed out, loose screws replaced, missing bungs replaced, sanded, new caulking and the deck is completely oiled. It should be completely finished by the end of the first week of March 2020.
***UPDATE AUGUST 26, 2018***
New Photos of Whirlwind have been added to the gallery. A few at the top of the gallery and the rest at the bottom. The Masts are in place and the engine has been placed into the engine compartment. It's not set or operational yet. The Hatches have been refinished and reinstalled... See photos. Work will continue unless you're looking for a fantastic boat for you to experience putting the finishing touches on her.
*** UPDATE JULY 5, 2018***
Whirlwind was splashed on July 3rd. Photos are in the gallery. The Majority of the photos were taken July 3, 2018. The last 2 photos in the gallery are what she used to look like.
The masts will be stepped, and the engine installed around July 7th, 2018. Over the next few weeks, The hatches are being refinished, the brightwork will be refinished and we will update photos again
"Whirlwind" 45' William Garden Custom. This yacht is an excellent example of the famous West Coast yacht designer's custom yawl. Ideal for off-shore, or coastal cruising. Built in the Chapman-Kalayjian yard of Costa Mesa in 1956. Originally commissioned as a one-design by Stu Babcock of Dana Point, California.
WHIRLWIND was cold-molded in western red cedar, two layers at 45-degree angle, using plastic staples. The chainplates have been replaced with new, the masts and booms have been refinished, and 40 ribs have been laminated in using quarter-inch marine ply. The work is excellent. There was rot in the deadwood at the prop shaft. That wood has been replaced.
*** UPDATE March 20, 2018***
The entire boat has been painted, with the Topsides being finished this week. Below the waterline has been painted and sealed and will be final coat bottom painted right before she goes back in the water.
The thru-hull for the prop shaft has been bored, and the engine, prop shaft, tube/packing glands/strut-cutlass bearing come next to finish her out of water work.
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