Here is my 1957 Nichols Buccaneer. A very fine, well built mahogany, teak and ply hard chine boat built here in Alameda. Thunderbirds aspire to run in her wake.
Weather and timing was perfect. Hauled the boat out finally after two years. In six days - I replaced a few stringers. Scarfed in some new plywood. Painted the hull and bottom.
I painted my much loved father-in-laws initials on the keel - He now goes sailing in spirit with us all. Bring on the Masters Mariners Regatta!