Project Description

Lark is a 45′ Alden Gaff Cutter built in 1932 by Geo Lawley for the Forbes family of Naushon Island as a racing/cruising boat with spoon bow and counter stern.  We were please to find the white oak keel timber, fore keel and stem in very good condition as well as some framing in the ends.  However the rest of the structure is pretty tired.  We intend to replace 95% of the steam bent oak frames, most of the floor timbers, the bilge stringers, sheer clamp, all the deck frame, deck, the round fronted deck house and the interior.  The original mahogany planking will be replaced with wana and angelique.  She will be powered with a 30HP Beta diesel.  Myles Thurlow will build a new sitka spruce rig and overhaul or replace the bronze hardware, standing and running rigging.