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This boat is the Bone Yard Boats restoration project.

1956 CENTURY VIKING 19'

Century in the Garage

09/08/09:  Sticking out of the "restoration shop"

09/08/09:  Note how far beyond the end of the cradle the bow extends.  Her bow's been unsupported like that for years.  Does not appear to be any lasting damage.  Regardless, I blocked her up to support that bow while in the garage.

09/08/09:  Bow showing some rot and two spots worn by rubbing against something.  Bow light not original.

09/08/09:  Plywood forward decking and windshield

09/08/09:  Lower bow head on.

09/08/09:  Peeling paint above & below the chine.


 



 

 

This boat is the Bone Yard Boats restoration project.

1956 CENTURY VIKING 19'

Here are the first 10 photos of the Bone Yard Boats 1956 Century Viking 19' as of September 8, 2009.  This boat was on a cradle so we had to move her on a tilting flatbed with a winch.  After traveling the 75 miles from Cape Cod to Boston's North Shore, we lowered the boat and cradle onto four round fence posts in my driveway.  Then, it was a simple process of rolling her into the garage.  Well, truth be told it wasn't exactly that simple, but that's a tale for another day!

The Century was restored in the mid-1990s by Dave Peterson of The Wooden Tangent in Mattapoisett, MA.  She was used off & on for a few years after restoration, and then she came out of the water for the last time in the late 1990's.  She sat outside for the past decade or so, some of that time under cover and some of that time exposed.

What I have tried to do here is document her existing condition with these photos.  As work progresses, more photos will be added showing all phases of the restoration.

I have already received generous advice from members of the Bone Yard Boats crowd regarding mechanics with Graymarine knowledge, as well as where to find parts.  As specific issues arise during the restoration, I will figure out a way to post questions on the website to gather answers and advice.  After all, who has more collective wooden boat restoration knowledge than the Bone Yard Boats crew!

By the way, isn't that propeller over the garage door just awesome!

FOR LARGER PICTURES, CLICK ON IMAGES:

09/08/09:  Note how the tachometer goes from right to left instead of left to right.  Also, the rotating digits are -- or, more accurately, were -- tracking shaft revolutions in thousands.  (Sorry about the camera reflection in the glass.)

09/08/09:  This view shows the plywood forward decking.

09/08/09:  Lower planks of the port bow.

09/08/09:  Bow head on showing rubbing damage spots up high on either side of the brass strip.


 

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