"Salty" on the Comeback

by Alan DeForest
(Wilmington, NC, USA)

This is my new /old Harkers Island Net Boat.

She is a 1960 vintage wooden boat that's 26'LOA and 9'Beam.

Just got the bill of sale today and now I have to figure out how to get it home.

Two friends have volunteered trailers.

And I'll have to build some kind of bunk.

I'll be needing a diesel for it - probably about 40HP, but I need to research that further.

I'm open for suggestions and guidance.

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Jan 24, 2012
Peeling Away the first Layer
by: Al DeForest

Salty is on the stands at least the stern is and I started taking measurements, and photos so we can put it back together.

Trailer should be out tomorrow.

Yes, boss there is a bit of rot.

The good thing is the structure is fairly simple and nothing is beyond the capabilities of my garage shop.

Should have the measurements and sketches put together in a week or so.

Then the bill of materials and more dissecting.
Curved Lazerette

Prop Shaft and Engine Mount

Rotted Shiplap bulwark

Aft Section

Jan 21, 2012
Pick Up Day for Salty
by: Al DeForest

My son and I went to Duck Creek today to pick up my project boat.

The guys at the yard were great at helping shore up the boat to the trailer fitted for another boat.

After getting it secured the pull home was flawless.

I really appreciate the use of the trailer.

Tomorrow it will be interesting getting her on to the stands.

Jan 15, 2012
by: Bill

What a beautiful sheer line and just look at the flare to her bows.

Who says work boats can’t be beautiful.

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