KID II

Gilbert Monroe Smith, 1907/2009

Gaff sloop. LOA 36' 9" LWL 25' Beam 9' 9" Draft 2' 2"

A completely new-built, replica Gil Smith launched April, 2009. The plans for this replica were lifted by laser scanning. A P-Class from the Long Island Yacht Racing Association and especially designed for the Great South Bay. Theo Rye, naval architect, Nathaniel Wilson, sailmaker and rigger, and Wooden Boatworks’ Donn Costanzo collaborated in the design for the new rig and sail plan. Kid II sails the Great South Bay today as a beloved family boat.
The moment of a lifetime Clamping up aft deadwood to bent shoe Backbone of <em>Kid II</em>'s hull with her centerboard case Lining off for planking Battened off with framing begun
Mold braced floor to ceiling New planking peppered with bungs soon to be chipped Deck beams, mast partners and coaming hairpins placed Covering board is in place; deck being laid Fitting oval cockpit coaming Masthead softeyes: 'like for like' principle in every detail Master Sailmaker/Rigger Nat Wilson guides the mast Proud moment for mastmaker aboard <em>Kid II</em> Immaculate Tradition: Mast & spars constructed by Wooden Boatworks Ready for the water in every way Exceptional lines mean speed in <em>Kid II</em>, a P-Class Gil Smith