Trailboards and bow sprit for Bayfield 25 sailboat

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Project by Deckerpair posted 06-18-2013 01:44 PM 6770 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trailboards are the decorative boards on the bow of cutter style boats, I designed and carved these on 3/4 inch Mahogany to replace the old worn Teak trailboards that were original. The Boat is a 1982 Bayfield 25 that I have been rebuilding for the past year. More photos of the rebuild can be seen at

-- The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake. Keith, Highlands Texas,

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#1 posted 06-18-2013 03:04 PM

I’ve been reading these posts from newest to oldest so this is the last one for me, not the first.
All of this re-fit work is very well done and many of the photos make me think of very similar ones I have posted here of my boat, Friendship. The Bayfield 25 is a quite similar design.
In particular, the thumbnail photo of your gorgeous trailboards reminds me a lot of the one I posted when I carved mine but yours are much better carving than mine.
Really nice detail, well done!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 06-18-2013 03:35 PM


In all honesty, it was your pictures of the trailboards on Friendship that inspired me to do mine. I look forward to the day I can build my Ian Oughtred designed Eu Na Mara. Until then I had to be satisfied with rebuilding an old fiberglass boat. I am still posting all the projects I have done to her. I was to busy working over the last year to do any posting. But Aspettami was finaly launched last weekend for fathers day.

-- The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake. Keith, Highlands Texas,

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