Boatworks has been doing quality restorations since
1995. We take great pride in our workmanship and our
attention to details. No project boat is too difficult.
From gray pattern boats to structurally sound hulls, we
have restored all boats from all levels of disrepair.
Dagley's Boatworks uses wood-epoxy composite construction
to restore your classic boat to its original integrity.
We have extensive experience in replacing keels, decks,
cockpits, transoms, etc. Careful attention is paid to
the design, planning and organization stage of each
project. (Also see our Gallery for more restoration
Loose leaky bottoms can be readily replaced with a
new bottom. Typically, we double plank our bottoms using
marine grade plywood for inner bottom and mahogany plank
for outer bottom. We seal the bottom with a urethane
coating which provides excellent strength and durability, especially
for boats with more powerful modern power plants. While
the old bottom is off, we inspect the keel, chines and
frames for damage. Rotted or weak wood is always
replaced or repaired where applicable.
We take great pains to match the original stain color of
the boat, making sure that the coverage of the stain is
even along the entire hull. Using only the finest
quality varnishes we
finish the boat until it looks right - no matter how
many coats it takes. The final product is a gleaming
boat, and a dust free highly reflective finish. While
most modern varnishes have a UV protectant built in, we
recommend maintenance varnish every couple of years,
depending on use and storage variables.
Dagley's Boatworks continues our high level of
attention to detail throughout the interior of the boat
as well. Hardware is rechromed, gauges restored, bilge
paint matches original factory type. Upholstery is
replaced as original, and at the customers request, we
often substitute naugahydes for leather for durability
and wear. Flooring is replaced as factory spec as well.
Need to bring your classic back to life? We are
always happy to discuss our restoration work. Many of
our restorations have received awards at boat shows up
and down the East Coast. Give us a call or stop by the
shop to see how we can make your boat a show winner too.