Tristan Sess '22 - Boatbuilding and Restoration and his team of fellow students took on the restoration of Sea Duck in the second year of their two-year program at IYRS. Tristan shares an inside look at the restoration process of Sea Duck and his IYRS experience in his blog.
It's absolutely worth a read right HERE.
"What people that haven’t built a boat before don’t know is that half of my job is building boats, and the other half is problem solving. The problem was never ‘Is this possible?’. The question was always, ‘How are we going to do this?’ and more importantly, ‘How are we going to do it in such a way that looks best and intentional?’. Whatever we did choose, no one would ever know it was difficult, because if it looked that way, it probably means we did a bad job."
After graduating from IYRS, Tristan was hired by Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Maine.