L Dorado by William & Elizabeth Quigley, South Africa

5 February 2011

Built in 1968 by a craftsman furniture maker from Rhodesian Teak and Marine Plywood, it still runs the original 1969 Chrysler 55 outboard. We found it neglected in a boat locker in South Africa.

As found in the locker

Cover comes off

Sea trials after passing its 2011 Certificate of Fitness

On the plane

It does a comfortable 31 mph (GPS checked), is a dry and stable design and has NO ROT after 42 years.