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1956 CENTURY VIKING 19'

1956 Century Viking 19

Above:  "Clinker built" of Philippine mahogany (circa late '90s).

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1956 Century Dash

Above:  The helm (circa late '90s).  The bulkhead below the dash and the forward decking were replaced with plywood at some point in time.  We'll need to fix that!


The Century was restored in the mid-1990s by Dave Peterson of The Wooden Tangent in Mattapoisett, MA.  I stopped by his shop after my first look at the Century to ask him a few questions about the her and his opinion of her condition.  Dave could not have been more helpful.  The Wooden Tangent recently completed the restoration of a 1930 ELCO 38-footer named WIZARD, a boat very similar to an ELCO owned by Charles Lindbergh.


 

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This boat is the Bone Yard Boats restoration project.

1956 CENTURY VIKING 19'

A WORK IN PROGRESS (both the boat and these website pages):  This 1956 Century Viking 19' was originally listed in the Winter 2009 issue of the Bone Yard Boats newsletter.  I usually fall head over heels for at least 5 boats (okay, most of them) in every issue, but fortunately their distance from me provides a big enough obstacle that I don't jump in my car to retrieve every one of them.  This one was different.  Besides being a beauty of a boat with classic lines and exactly what I was looking for in a restoration project, she was also a mere 75 miles from my house!  Even so, I still waited 8 months to make the call -- yes, I'm a bit of a procrastinator -- but once I did there was no turning back.

Now, the photos on this page were provided by the previous owner for the Bone Yard Boats Winter '09 issue listing.  She was restored in the mid-1990s, and these pics are likely from when she came out of the water for the last time in the late 1990s.  She has been on the hard -- actually the 'soft' as her cradle was on a sandy Cape Cod beach when I got to her -- and out in the weather for over a decade. 

Above:  Looking aft from the windshield (circa late '90s) showing the interior of the mahogany strakes all varnished up.

1956 Graymarine Model 620

Above:  The Graymarine 4-cylinder Model 620


 

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