Turning a Javelin Sailboat into a Mini Harbor Launch

Author David Palmer takes his restored Javelin-turned-launch for a spin around Nantucket Harbor. Photos courtesy David Palmer.
Author David Palmer takes his restored Javelin-turned-launch for a spin around Nantucket Harbor. Photos courtesy David Palmer.

A few years ago, David Palmer of Nantucket found an abandoned Javelin sailboat hull under the docks of the Nantucket Boat Basin. When the boat remained unclaimed, Palmer took it upon himself to transform it into a handsome mini harbor launch, rigged with a pair of electric trolling motors for propulsion. Learn all of the steps involved in this interesting and successful DIY project!

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