1957 Sea Coaster restoration

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1957 Sea Coaster restoration

Postby jwb65 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi I'm Joe and I've been following this forum for over 3 years now admiring all the restorations. Now it is time to start my own.

I'm the 3rd owner of this boat and I'm close friends with the 2 prior owners. I know its history dating back to when it was purchased new the summer of '56. The boat has always been garaged and has seen fairly regular use up until it started taking on too much water in 2009.





I know I have to replace the outer keel and many ribs. I'm pretty certain I should also replace the inner keel and the garboard planks while I have everything apart. I'm overwhelmed at the thought of flipping the boat and doing all this work. That is the main reason it has sat the past 2 years.

I'm sure I'll have many questions as time goes on.

Here it is today...




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Postby LancerBoy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:35 am

Welcome aboard.

Nice photos. love the ones with the Chicago skyline in the background.

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Postby Phill Blank » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:59 am


Let me be the second person to welcome you aboard Thomspn Dockside. The work is well worth the effort and pride you will have when everything is done and you are on the water with people admiring your boat.

Good Luck,

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Postby Barry » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:33 am

Very nice. When it's done you will know that it has been well worth the work. Enjoy!!!
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