I own an old boat (1947 Garwood mahogany planked all wood inboard engine), thus I am the OLDBOAT guy. And I am old, (white hair on face) and that makes me the OLD boatguy.
This is a story of a Restoration
I restored this boat from April 2006 to October 2008. You will need to go to the very bottom, October 2008, to find the biginning. See blog archive on the right side.
Friday, June 19, 2009
This the official DAY 1.
This is Friday, 19th, VIP day. My boat was judged at about 12:30 PM I stayed with the boat most of the day and talked to many people. It was so fun to watch them when they read the name, and then talk to them.
This is a special person to me.
This boat is one of the one of the most rear and unique boats. It is a Graveete. Worth about $200,000.
Custom made for an airline owner in the '40's, probably worth 1/4 million.
I'm from Idaho, born and raised on a farm. I spent 2 years in the Army during the cold war, and 5 years in Salt Lake City. The rest of my life has been in Idaho. I have 6 children, 21 grand children and 26 great-grand children, scattered in California, Texas, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Arizona. I am the youngest of seven with only two of us left. I have strong family ties and I am a religious person with strong moral ethics. Like L'll Abner says, "I got scruples."
I have been an airplane pilot for fifty years, owned 1 plane and worked as a corporate pilot for 10 years. I have owned 6 boats, 22 cars and several dogs and cats. I was married to one beautiful lady for 42 years, 2 months and 5 days. Her generous heart got tired and she went to a better place in September of 2007. But this is not about sympathy. I am a happy person, never bored with several hobbies. I am also a computer adventure game addict.