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Restoration assistance/mentoring

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Restoration assistance/mentoring

Post by alanschilk » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:34 am

I’m a new CCABC member in Stuart, Florida, considering the purchase of a 1951 CC Sportsman Utility (17’). Looking for local availability of assistance/mentoring (shipwrights, boatyards, fellow CCABC members, etc.) before committing to this restoration project. I’m an experienced boater and capable woodworker, but have never restored a wooden boat before. This boat appears to be in good condition (only used in fresh water, always stored under cover, hull is rot-free). I hope to do most of the work myself, but would like to know if assistance is nearby when the need arises. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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Re: Restoration assistance/mentoring

Post by tkhersom » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:53 am

Hi Alan:

Welcome aboard! :D

You are surrounded by one of the most active ACBS chapters that exists, The Sunnyland Chapter.
Many of it's members are also CCABC members including one of our former Presidents Terry Fiest. Make contact with someone in the Sunnyland organization and I am sure you will find what you are looking for.
Troy in ANE - Former President CCABC

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1985 Formula 242LS "Gottago"
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Re: Restoration assistance/mentoring

Post by George Emmanuel » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:05 am

Hi Alan,

I just finished my 1955 17' Sportsman. I'm in Gainesville and am willing to help in any way.


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