Originally Posted by Cigatoo
Welcome Vinny. Nothing like a down easter. Especially a wooden one. I bet she rides nice and is quite at home on choppy Buzzards Bay. Do you know where she was built? What are you re powering with? Maybe someone from admin can get the pictures squared away for you. If you haven’t already check out the Down East boat forum.
Yup, it rode nice. I don't plan on beating her up though! She was built in 1973 by Chetley Rittal in Boothbay Harbor Maine. I worked up there for a couple of years when I was younger and met my wife there. We are both Massachusetts natives, that met in the great Vacationland. I wish I could put a new diesel in it but that is not in the finances. We will not be cruising too distant, or fast, where we intend to use her, plus I have another smaller 22' Novi Lobster style with outboard. I forecast under 100 running hours a season, even if we use her every week from April through November.
Repower will be a Marine Power GM FWC 5.7L Fuel Injected V8 Gas engine. I should be receiving it soon hopefully. I just got the old Perkins out with the help of a giant Rotator truck (heavy highway wrecker) last Friday. What a process this has been already. I hoisted it and readied it for the heavy lift day on a steel IBEAM supported by wooden legs braced against the keel where it was blocked on solid ground. I had to take the wheelhouse back wall off and disassemble the saloon interior before doing that. All in the last two months since she was hauled to my house. I am thankful I have the space at home. It makes accomplishing feats of this size easier when it is right where you and your tools are. The plan is to get her ship shape for an April launch, if I can get her painted and running again by then. If the weather cooperates, maybe I will. So far, I feel I am on schedule.