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Old 10-25-2016, 09:49 AM   #13
2dboat
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City: Northwest Basin, Penetanguishene, ON.
Country: canada
Vessel Name: WAVELENGTH [formerly San-Bar]
Vessel Model: 1981 CHEER MEN PT 38 EUROPA
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 34
My parents only ever owned one boat. Built in 1923 in Hamilton On. It was a 24 foot, John L. Hacker design. Planks and seam battens were California Redwood on white oak frames. Plus, she was fasted with galvanized screws. Boat was 85 years old when it was sold and while the mahogany, transom decks and cabin were tired the hull planking was in very good shape. Keep in mind when the wood was new it was primed inside with all kinds of nasty lead paint [white & red].
Get a survey, chances are if the boat was going to fall apart that would have happened 50 years ago!
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