‘Sunbeam V’ Updater – A Testament to the Boat’s Quality of Construction

by | Jan 22, 2020 | Maine Seacoast Mission, News, Sunbeam

BELFAST, ME — Front Street Shipyard, where the Sunbeam V is having its routine major refit, today posted these two photos of a welder attaching a metal plate underneath the Sunbeam.

Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson explains why. He said, “The plate is replacing an area of the hull under the bilge pumps that suffered corrosion from the constant drip of salt water from the pumps. For a 25 year old boat to only need this small amount of plate replacement is a testament to both the quality of construction and high degree of ongoing maintenance.”