Work begines today! slowly for now but work none the less. Westward is currently docked At portland yacht services and will remain there for the summer. The goal for the summer yard time is to get the systems back on line and clean out the cobwebs from her below decks. WE NEED YOUR HELP. If you're around portland please stop by and lend a hand especially if you would like to learn about the engineering side of things. Even coming by in the after noon and swapping sea storys is as helpful as putting down paint as we bring this great ship back to life.
Three year of sitting has taken its toll in the engine room.
Only a few hours of work and some paint and Westward is on her way
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Spring 2011 Graduation
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