Glissando has been
Click here for the story.
This is the story of
1963 Pearson Triton 28' sloop, hull # 381. We found her
rotting in a field at an island boatyard in August, 1999, and spent
much of the next two years gutting and rebuilding her. Our
early plans for the restoration were hopelessly naive, and the scope
of the project grew exponentially: the more we did, the more
we wanted to do.
period of 21 months, I gutted and then rebuilt the boat, including
installing new deck core, rebuilding and reconfiguring the interior,
constructing and adding mahogany trim and brightwork, and applying
Awlgrip paint to the hull and deck. I also installed all new
electrical and plumbing systems, new pulpits and stanchions, new
rigging and sails, and a diesel engine--first
an ill-fated used one, then a brand-new one shortly thereafter.
May, 2001, we launched the boat, which we christened Glissando,
began her new life as a thoroughly rebuilt and upgraded coastal
cruiser. But the projects didn't end there; there always
seemed to be something new to add, or something else to repair or
This isn't a "how-to" site, but
rather a "how-I-did-it" site. I made mistakes, learned how to
do things better, reversed a few decisions along the way, and have
since made numerous improvements and upgrades to some of the
previous work. I learned much through the process, and used
this continuing education to fuel my desires for new and more
challenging projects along the way.
In August 2010, we purchased a new
project boat, a
Fisher 30 motorsailer that had sunk in the Hudson River, a very
different approach to our boating future but one that reflected some
changes in how we used the boat and in our own attitudes and
observations about our actual boating desires.
After a final season with Glissando
in 2011, we put her on the market in late summer, knowing that we
couldn't keep her with the new boat and all its looming commitments
in time and expense on the horizon. She sold in two
days. She headed to the west coast, to the beautiful San Juan
Islands and environs. We wish her new owners all the best, but
will miss her terribly. Click here
for a brief discussion of the sale and our last weeks with her.
This site will remain online
indefinitely, but I will no longer update the site beyond an
occasional refreshing. I'm not going away, though. For
additional sites of mine, covering a variety of boat-related--and
even unrelated--projects, please
Thanks for reading and for your interest and
support all these years.
Sincerely, Tim Lackey
Lackey Sailing LLC |
Motorsailer Project |