Subject: Bermuda Cabin Skiff Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 15:28:45 -0400

Dear Sirs/Madame,
I had the pleasure of building a Cabin Skiff some seven years ago, and launched in 1996. I have had many years of fishing pleasure on this craft. Unfortunately I recently have had to remove the entire hard top minus the windshield due to wood-rot. I cut the roof beams out of spruce and did not fiberglass the surfaces. I would suggest to any novice building this design, to fiberglass EVERY exposed surface. Interestingly enough, I used pressure treated pitch pine, for most of the cleats, and that lumber is in pristine condition. The hull, after all these years is also in pristine condition. I have attached a picture taken in the summer of 2000 to add to the ones you already have (in the Boat Design Catalog section). I am about to begin the restoration of the hard top. Any suggestions you have would be most welcome.

Best Regards,
Al Seymour Jr.