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Eric Zelman And His U22 Restoration In Photos! Lots Of Photos.
Thanks to fellow Woody Boater and neighbor Eric Zelman for sharring with us his expeience with Gary Lowell down in North Carolina. We met Gary at Smith Mountain Lake last year and he is a peach of a guy. Although, he is not in Georgia, so maybe he is a BBQ of a guy?
Thanks so much to Eric, Gary and AJ for showing folks how you can do some yourself with proffesional help. If you missed the Lowell Boats website link, HERE IT IS AGAIN. And we can not say this enough. He is a BBQ of a guy!
Awesome chine scarf and transom key! I love a well done repair. Great work guys! Thanks for the photos.
Always great to see a project in process.
Where did they find this boat?
She is a cousin of Thayre IV. Sold by the same dealer, Scott Henderson in Cleverdale, NY. (Lake George)1951 – Hull U22 1757. Found her through a publication called Bone Yard Boats. There are some great deals in there including free cruisers if you are up for a challenge!
I recall Matt getting the cruiser fever occasionally.
Been there, done that, bought the T shirt. “Viking” was a two year project completed at The Temple in Mount Dora.
Eric, great progress, I need to come by Northern Neck and see that project….
John in Va.
I’ll shoot you an email next time I head down.
Oh my, today is flip the calendar day and I am now on the last page. I wonder where I can find a nice wooden boat calendar for 2017?
For many years my wife has been giving to me the Classic Motorboats calendar by Norm and Jim Wangard of Classic Boating. Always a treat to turn the page!
… wellllll, if you have ‘cruiser envy’ you could hang one of these in a prominent place!
Love me some U22 stories.
so you are saying that you guys get these projects done in 1 winter??????
if so, boy do i suck!! i think im on year 5 and its still upside down.
Mike, that would be the difference between “Amateur” and “professional” restorations… The professionals have to get it done quick or they ain’t gonna make any money… Folks doing it themselves generally can’t do it full time, due to work and life obligations, so it takes longer. But the rewards of doing it yourself are pretty amazing!
Heck, where I work they can build a brand new boat in less time than it took to me just to repaint my 17′ FIBERGLASS Chris Craft!