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|1959 23" OWENS FLAGSHIP
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As boat stories go........
We were just finishing up the Span America Skiett, screwing on the last
of the shined up hardware, when we got to talking about a motor for it.
Our son-in-law who worked at the local boat trailer company was getting
a new trailer built for it, but we needed a vintage motor.
Randy started to scourer the local papers and flyers and stumbled on
a classified ad for this boat.
"Well, I didn't see any outboards for sale. But I did find another boat
that interests me."
"Another boat? What do we need another boat for?" was my flashed
replay. I should have seen it coming. Yup. I should have recognized the
In about a week we found time after work to travel off to take a look at
this boat. It wasn't too far, probably about an hour away.
She didn"t look too bad. The gentleman who owned it had started the
process of restoring it. He had gotten as far as stripping off all of the
hardware and few pieces of wood molding in places. He said that he
didn't really want to sell it but he was getting divorced and needed the
I got a glance at Randy's face. I could tell, Yup. I could see it in his
eyes! He was falling in love right there in front of me. No wonder.......
|9 new sheets of Marine plywood,
5 coats of yacht paint in white and red.
New side board and roof eyebrow.
|On her side. Preparing to replace the
bottom and side plywood sheeting.
|From this to...
|The New ceiling panels ,
ready to go on the cabin
|Side board is
the 14 coat
ceiling all done.
|Notice the beautiful Chrome and
Stainless dash. Here we are in the
process of installing the vinyl cabin
|283 Corvette Engine