Projects: Saving a 1935 Harrison Butler sloop with epoxy resin
The chance to fix up a 7-tonne 1935 bermudan sloop designed by Dr T Harrison Butler doesn’t come around very often – only five are known to have survived. But, despite the fact that Mischief had been laid up for 20 years and required extensive work both inside and out, former design and technology teacher Roy Aldworth couldn’t resist the challenge.
Classic Boat have featured this six-year project where Roy had to contend with large splits in the inner and outer structure of the stem, bilges full of tar and holes in the transom.
Here she is before the restoration:
And here she is after, with the finish achieved using WEST SYSTEM® epoxy resin throughout.
Read all about Roy’s six-year restoration project via Classic Boat Magazine.