Nancy Lakin

M/Y Nancy Lakin survives hurricane Dorian

M/Y Nancy Lakin (formerly Dawn Piper) is undergoing a refit after sustaining damage in hurricane Dorian in Bahamas, Man-O'War key.  The fact she was one of the few yachts to survive this devastating hurricane is a testament to her solid construction and design.  Built in 2001 at Covey Island Boatworks for Mr. William Brewer of Galesville, MD, she was designed by Dave Gerr of Gerr Marine Inc.

Nancy Lakin

Nancy Lakin, in Lunenburg, NS, 2017 

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Here is Nancy Lakin in Bahamas, shortly after Dorian hit


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Arrival in Nova Scotia  and haul out at Brooklyn Marina, NS after a long sail up the coast from Florida.  The Covid 19 pandemic, US and Canada border closures and protocols made the final delivery from Rockland, ME to Nova Scotia quite a challenge.  The owner was disappointed he could not do the last leg across the Gulf of Maine, but was grateful we found a capable delivery captain who delivered Nancy Lakin to us in Liverpool.  

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Port side looking good, not much damage

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Starboard side, showing temporary repairs made in Bahamas, most of the damage was sustained on this side. The stainless steel plate on the bottom of the tunnel shaped hull was like a coat of armour likely preventing her bottom from being holed.

Below are some of the photos taken after Dorian, showing many unfortunate yachts that were not salvageable as well as some of the numerous homes destroyed in the hurricane.  
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Port side, looking good, not much damage to hull

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Starboard side, took the brunt of the damage, repairs well underway

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Repairs made and getting ready for the new Awlgrip jobIMG 1849IMG 1850

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High-build primer applied

Looking up!

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Finish primer applied

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The "Master" at work


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Taped and wrapped with paint check. A careful process where every detail matters.

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Wiped with prep cleaner. Ready for paint today.