Glissando has been sold!
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Glissando on August 16, 1999This is the story of Glissando, a 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.

Over a 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. 

Glissando on August 3, 2009In May, 2001, we launched the boat, which we christened Glissando, and thus 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 upgrade. 

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 click here.

Thanks for reading and for your interest and support all these years.

Sincerely, Tim Lackey | tim@lackeysailing.com

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Glissando, Pearson  Triton #381

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