The brigs need supplies. We always need paint, varnish, sandpaper, cleaning products, brushes, scrapers, tools – you name it. If it has a use on a steel-hauled sail boat, we probably need it. We also need some more substantial items for donation that will be listed here. Please contact our office if you think you can help.
We could also take donation of other objects that may not be of direct use on Pathfinder, Playfair, or Brig House. These items could be sold and the proceeds used to further support our sail training programs. Remember that we are a registered charitable organization and we can provide tax receipts for eligible donations.
The following is a list of some items that will be needed in the coming years.
- Quarter-sawn Douglas Fir for the decks of both boats. Roughly 20% of Pathfinder’s deck and all of Playfair’s deck need to be replaced. Other cuts of Douglas Fir will be needed in the future to rebuild worn out spars.
- Mahogany. Both boats need extensive work done on the taffrail and gunnel capping in addition to other on-deck wood work.
- Fenders (larger sizes)
- Lead for ballast
- Fridge and Freezer
- Bikes to get between ship and shop
- Azimuth ring (aka Bearing ring) for compass