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  We took this 1950's Cambell in thinking it would be a total overhaul, new wood on the decking, floors and stringers, upholstry, re-chrome. We thought we would be doing lots of little things to bring her back, but once we took a really good look, we knew we had a bigger job than we had originally thought.  
 

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7/1/2009 :
We stripped the top decking and pulled all the hardware and engine. The 1968 Pontiac was sent out to be rebuilt, as was the transmission and v-drive. Some of the hardware was saved to reuse, some was replaced with new. We turned the boat over and examined the bottom.

7/1/2009 :
When we cut into the bottom, it was completely rotten. Even some of the previously patched spots had liquid resins remaining that had probably been there for years.. We decided to cut out the bottom and stringers and replace with new woods. Justin replaced the bottom with some beautiful mahoganys and began to consider leaving some of the woods on the bottom exposed. Even though the bottom would not be seen once finished, it was too good looking to just paint over before glassing. It was decided to leave large parts of the new mahoganys exposed and paint other parts, then glass over. Justin layed down some nice traditional paint lines, she was painted and glassed and flipped back over to work on the deck.

7/16/2009 :
We added a mahogany hardwood rail around the deck with a hardwood cap on the transom when we were working on the deck. We talked about whether we should add something to the Campbell that was not original and after much discussion, decided to make the addition. The original "splash guards" on the sides of the hull were painted, we relaced them with hardwood flame mahogany and left a "target" of mahogany visible on the hull sides for interest. Jim and Justin layed down some really wild flamed mahogany on the stepdecks and cabin walls and book matched the leaves on an angle on the transome. Even before the decks were glassed, we could tell the mahoganys were really gorgeous woods.

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