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My gosh, that's down to the bare glass on the inside and out !!

February 18 2008 at 1:36 PM
Paul  (no login)

Response to Re: some news ( PHOTOS - Part III )


As you may have seen from my documentary photos, I restored a 20' fiberglass Sea Skiff, pretty much down to the paint in the bilge and back, but your project makes mine look like a clean-up project. The floor looks superb, and I'm sure Bill Policastro will be looking at your job very closely, since he installed one like it in his 23 too.

The work you are doing on the hull looks like it will be finished off like a fine automobile restoration too, and it should be nothing short of stunning.

As you may have noticed, I split up your photo images so they don't overload a single posting, because some of the places around the world (like my home dial-up service) have slow internet connections and they won't all load on a single thread. I hope you don't mind

How are you doing in the motor/transmission department? Hope you are finding parts and hardware issues okay.

From the looks of the work that has been done so far, I'd say you are heading for "magazine cover photo territory". Keep the photos coming in, this is an awesome restoration project, and one that is sure to be of great interest (and inspiration) to many people around the world.

All the best,


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