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I am writing from the Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport, Texas. We have a 30 foot Texas scow sloop that is need of repair and re-rigging. These vessels were very common until the 1950's when gill nets were outlawed and it is an important part of our collection. We don't have a boatbuilder on staff and I have not found anyone locally. I am looking for anyone who might know of a boatbuilder who is willing to work on site in Rockport to repair the vessel. Any help on this matter would be appreicated. Thanks.
[ 02-06-2003, 02:00 PM: Message edited by: TMM ]
02-06-2003, 06:54 PM
Would you have a picture handy? The only one I have seen is was in an illustration.
02-06-2003, 07:00 PM
TMM, look in the classified section of WoodenBoat magazine. There are a couple people who advertise in there that they will travel.
You may want to contact one of them and see if they'll move to TX temporarily to do the job.
02-07-2003, 05:49 PM
Stephanie, the curator, sent me the link to the Texas Maritime Museum (http://www.texasmaritimemuseum.org) the pic is under "exhibits". I did'nt think any of these would still be around. It's the last of it's kind.
Stephanie K. Judjahn
1202 Navigation Circle
Rockport, TX 78382
[ 02-07-2003, 05:50 PM: Message edited by: JimHillman ]
02-08-2003, 04:10 PM
Boy I'm glad to see this. I was down to the museum just a few weeks ago and noticed how the old sloop was deteriorating. Pretty sad.
Hope you find someone. I do boats, but nothing on that scale, or I'd offer to help. I'm about 40 miles north of Rockport.
02-10-2003, 12:57 PM
If I can ever get away from this asylum, I'd like to go take a look. I wonder if it has mesquite knees?
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