The boat had belonged to a neighbour since 1967. When Bryan enquired about it around 2014, the neighbour said he still planned to work on the boat. Unfortunately, he passed away before he could do any further work, and his widow gave the boat to Bryan on the condition that he would complete the restoration.
We reached out to our friends in the Niagara Frontier Chapter who gave us information on the boat. The engine was taken to Ron Stevenson, who went over it from top to bottom. Chrome was redone by Cambridge Chrome, and the biggest part of refurbishing the hull was done by Ken Lavalette of Woodwind Yachts. Ken worked to our budget with amazing results.
With the hull mostly refinished, it was time for Bryan to put the final touches on the boat. After long hours of work, the boat was finally ready for its first test. First cruise bugs were worked out, and the boat was ready for the 2017 summer show in Gravenhurst.
More details on this story can be found in the Summer 2017 issue of Classicboat.
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