No Rest for the Re­stor­ers

Power & Motor Yacht - - 34 - —Capt. Don

I re­ally en­joyed the ef­fort dis­played in the Au­gust is­sue with re­gards to restor­ing older ves­sels and the his­tory of PT-305 and Granma. As a long­time boat re­storer, it was very in­ter­est­ing to read what I had been telling peo­ple for the last 35 years. I re­cently closed my com­pany and am try­ing to be re­tired. Not easy to do when you have cus­tomers that are 84 years old and their boat is 88 years old. When my older cus­tomers call, I re­mind them that I have re­tired. They re­spond by say­ing that is for those other peo­ple. This has been a won­der­ful way to make a liv­ing. Noth­ing bet­ter than work­ing with peo­ple that have the de­sire, and the eye to see what the old girl could be with a lot of TLC. As you know, the be­fore and af­ter is ex­tremely grat­i­fy­ing.

We’re re­ally glad you en­joyed those sto­ries, Capt. Don! Some­thing tells us you’re go­ing to en­joy “Bet­ter with Age” on page 106.

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