Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
Following on from a recent post by FlyingCloud1937 in the Refurbing / Refitting an Older boat - Advice and Ideas
thread thought it might a useful idea to create a thread specifically for pics (and any links to own blog / website) of FINISHED projects (by finished I mean boat got to be used for the purpose intended).
- ideally with a before and after pic! and maybe some details on timescale and cost (not a War & Peace length blow by blow account!).
The idea being siimply to offer hope that at least some folks finish!
I'll bite, it might take me a while to put together the story and pics on a blow by blow. Excuse me, with out being to windy.
So It starts here. I'm an old navy
brat, whom grew up on boats, my family
owning a marina and marine
supply since 1969 and me being vintage 1957.
My first real boat was a 1957 BellBoy that my dad, and brother restored for me so when winter came I wouldn't scare off the customers( seems I had a penchant for giving all the facts) during a sales pitch
But not to bore with those details.
I met my wife in 2000, I was in-between boats, but my friend had a 1957 Stevens. Our 2nd date I sub-invited her aboard on the the Annual Change of Watch for the PNW CYA.
She had only previously been aboard a ski boat or 2, never a yacht in any style.
So things go as things do. We had much fun, and some more time aboard Zanzibar.
Then my wife(then girlfriend) one day said we should own a vintage yacht. ooohahhh
and finally to this
The story shall continue.
just remember it was her idea, not mine.