I can assure you all that the only way I can afford our boats is by keeping to the one stick at a time method of finance. The culvert runs under Egan Drive, a four lane divided highway that was built in the 70's. Part of the project was maintaining water access for us because grandpa had established and improved tideland rights.
This was grandpa's last boat.
I helped run the boat through the tube twice a year for twenty years.
The new boat measures six feet to the top of the transom, as it sit on the hard right now and the aft cabin is a about four feet taller than that. About the only concession I'm willing to make to get it the fit would be to make the mast collapsible. If it fits that would be ideal, but I'm not going to change the basic fabric of the boat to accommodate that. It's a great old boat and I'd like to see it put to rights and going strong into the future.