Subject: Restored Sea Knight
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 10:20:11 -0700

Dear Glen-L,

Well, after 2 years and a little change, I was able to finish the restoration project on the 1963 Sea Knight I purchased. The boat has been completely stripped and re-done. I replaced the wiring; the fuel and steering systems, re fiber glassed the cabin and did extensive fiberglass repairs on the hull. I had to modify the transom from 15" to 20" to handle a long shaft motor, since it was going to be impossible to find a bigger horsepower short shaft. (I settled for a 1985-115hp Johnson, Sea Horse) I also stained and refinished all the wood with four coats of spar varnish. I registered the project on your web site right after I started the restoration, but have not sent updates due to a very busy schedule. Anyway, I got it in the water in early June, and have been cruising around Puget Sound and Lake Washington sightseeing, whale watching and fishing. I was invited to enter the La Conner, WA Vintage and Classic Boat Show on August 10th and 11th, and was shocked to take home first place in the Classic Wood Trailer Boat Class. I thought you folks might like to know.

I have attached a Zip file containing before and after photos of the project and one at the boat show. Please let me know what you think. Whoever built this boat was a master craftsman. I take credit for making it pretty again, but I most definitely am standing on the shoulders of one who came before me.

Please let me know what you think.

Very Respectfully, Thomas P. Doyle