29 Mar A new leeboard for the HELENA
29 March 2021
A new leeboard for the HELENA
The restoration of the HELENA was completed 17 years ago. At the time the ship was given two leeboards made of oak. A type of wood that is not being used often anymore for leeboards. It is far less rot-resistant than the tropical wood types that other ships use. In addition, an oak leeboard floats, which makes it more difficult for the skipper to work with. But the HELENA is a monument and now 17 years later one of the leeboards has to be replaced, and we again use oak. Bart Vermeer’s son, Martijn, follows in his father’s footsteps and makes the new leeboard for us.