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August 10 2008 at 12:51 PM
Paul  (no login)

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Hey a big "C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S" on your acquisition, and for finding something that you are just about certain to NEVER see yourself driving in another boat. I told Janet today, that if I saw another Sea Skiff like ours on the Cumberland, I would fall over.

We just got back to the house from a sunrise cruise on the Cumberland. We ran down to below Ashland City, and it really was payback time for me. I've had quite a few issues with this project, and today everything worked perfectly. The motor ran great, it was beautiful out, and everyone including the passing truckers were giving the boat the three look grin and wave.

I'm familiar with the morse controls and instrumens, the entire interior construction, and just about anything you may need short of advice on the transdrive. Glad to have you as a reader and participant, please share some photos of your boat, either past the direct link here after the image is uploaded onto an internet photo host web site, or email em to me at and I'll post em for you. Be sure to register your glass Sea Skiff in the ACBS directory too, because there are only one hand full there now!

I'll look up your serial number when I get back to my Essential Guide with all the data.



For your reading enjoyment and future reference, here is a link to my entire restoration thread

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