Schooner Free Enterprise. I did a substantial amount of fitting and welding on Arnie Grays boat
. Spuds on the centerline, stern steering wheel
that rotated from port to starboard, heavy plywood
decks that lapped over steel
margin etc. I was at the launch and saw her glide down the railway and across the ICW
4 miles south of Marineland south of St Augustine Fla.
Sutton was in his late 60s and Arnie stopped by my house one evening to ask if I could finish the project
if anything happened to Sutton. I was 30.
Was sitting here wondering about some of the past projects and the people. Stumbled onto this sight. May have some photos and maybe an old 8mm film.
After closing my shop in 1998, I sailed to various locations along the East Coast
building a variety of steel
hulls at the Owner locations. Most recent was a 26 ft steel push boat
that will do 34knots. Nice hull