Shetland Historic Boat Restoration- Dagmar LK414

by Dagmar restoration in Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom

Shetland Historic Boat Restoration- Dagmar LK414
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On 14th February 2020 we successfully raised £660 with 19 supporters in 28 days

Glenn Tonner is restoring a historic wooden boat and a piece of Shetland's heritage, giving her a new lease of life to be enjoyed by many.

by Dagmar restoration in Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom

I am creating this page for anyone who would like to help see this beautiful old boat back in the water in her original design,  for anyone who would like to join me on a sail or fishing trip perhaps.

The Dagmar is a boat I have known my whole life, it connects me to my home and heritage. I have saved it from being scrapped and am now embarking on my first restoration project with the help of my older brother and a growing list of friends and enthusiasts.  

The aim is simple, using the photos of Dagmar in 1945 we want to make her look like she did then. When we are finished she will hopefully motor, sail, sleep 3 or 4, cook a meal, keep you warm and let you explore the waters as she would have in 1945. 

I am funding this ambitious project with my own money, saving what I can each month. I am hoping that by doing the work myself I can keep the costs down, connect with the community and learn a lot along the way.  That being said some things will cost money and quite possibly more than I have available. 

Any donations would be greatfully received. 

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