If you cruise ebay like me, you have no doubt come across this 19 Barrel Back for sale. OK, so its a box of parts and templates for a total redo. All the parts apear to be there including the banjo wheel.. Looks like a pigskin interior was stock.. Oh man oh man..
But there is this small twist. It’s the sellers moms boat. That’s right, his mother! She bought the boat 80 years ago. Dear god! Talk about kicking yourself a couple years from now. These craft are all about the life they lived, and will live in the future, the wood retains particles of fun! This is the ONE boat on the planet worth what ever it costs to restore. No questions asked, just a blank checkbook and have at it. The thing is, it will cost over $100K to restore it right. And there are many on the market now that can be bought for $60-$80K all day long. Do the math, it aint worth it as a project right now. But if it was your mothers boat. Priceless.. All the photos, the stories, all of it., the love, the passion that is flowing in your veins. Every Sunday out on the water you are out with your mom again. She is alive in the grain.. AHHHHHHHH! Don’t do it Kennygl.. You will never forgive yourself, sell her furniture, TV sets, all the stuff that’s just stuff. She loved boats. Make the restoration a family affair. The point is, once its sold, the story is dead. It just becomes another boat bought from a family. They are all that way. But as long as you own it, its the complete package. Trust us here, years from now, you will be grateful that the Woodyboater community saved you from yourself. Here is what she can be like!
And the header today is none other than Salek from Katz’s Marina. Pigskin interior, just like yours Kenny GL.. I even added the new name on the transom for you.