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    So if anyone has questions or comments let me know, I'l be happy to answer them as best I can.

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    Thanks for posting this. I really enjoyed it. I didn't take many pictures 35 years ago. I wish I had.

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    Walt glad you liked the pictures. I took a lot more pictures then this. But probably half of them didn't turn out and I didn't know until they were developed. Since you were able to take pictures 35 years ago you I sure you know what I mean.

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    Pretty neat, One thing that sticks out for me is the hardware. For the most part those days are gone for your average builder and boater. Did you do or redo any of the raised panels? Man have I put a coat or two of varnish on those many years ago. You would think that you would never finish a dozen in a day sometimes.
    Happy trails to you.

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    Erster,

    Yes I did all the raised panels. There were two carpenters on this job, myself and a marina employee. When we first started the panels I brought my shaper over to the marina. It's a little old thing with a half inch spindle and we burned the motor up in no time. The yard bought a commercial shaper with a 1" spindle to finish the work. We had two painters and a helper on this project. The other carpenter, myself and the helper did all the restoration and mechanicals.

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    Thanks for posting these. Great to see that a surprising amount of these boats continue to earn their keep. Speaks well for the builder.

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    Most impressive and proper work! Also, it is much appreciated!
    Thank you for posting and sharing your work!
    Jay

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    Thanks Jay, I'm glad I found a place to share the pictures, they weren't anything but a memory stashed in box before posting them here.

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    I ran across another picture of Lady Elin so I thought I would up date this thread. The boat has been sold a few times since I worked on her and was renamed Duchess. There is a video of a more recent rebuild of the hull under the Duchess name..
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    Actually this boat is for sale again and will be auctioned Nov 13, 2018.

    https://boathouseauctions.com/auctio...-elco-50-1930/

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    Thanks for posting, Navy. Those are some good looking boats and nice work! It's too bad they weren't more forward thinking about that stem at the time, coulda avoided the extra scarf joint. Or did you replace the piece in its entirety. Either way, it's extra work.

    Jim

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    It's in the water in Beaufort, N.C. Wonder how it did during Florence?
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Jim, I wanted to replace the entire stem from the begining, however the yard owner running the show said no. When I removed the deck the head of the stem was rotted and it was a "I told you" moment. I had to replace the top while the boat was in the water. The stem and keel were still good in 2013 so I suppose it worked out in the end.

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    Rich, I imagine it is in the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    Jim, I wanted to replace the entire stem from the begining, however the yard owner running the show said no. When I removed the deck the head of the stem was rotted and it was a "I told you" moment. I had to replace the top while the boat was in the water. The stem and keel were still good in 2013 so I suppose it worked out in the end.
    Yeah, I got that, it would have been better all around to have done it your way.

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