1954 Penn Yan Captivator Aristocrat Preserved!

She arrived at Snake Mountain Boatworks last fall having been “restored” by someone about whom I can say nothing nice, so I will say nothing at all.

Revisit some of our early videos on this project and hear the despair in our voices.

But we have saved her. I misspoke a bit on her post-preservation originality in the clip. In addition to the seating, we fabricated new thwart bracing and replaced her transom and transom framing. So she leaves us with much less than 90% of her original wood.

The important fact is that she has been saved and will leave shortly for Lake Simon in Tupper Lake, NY, where we hope for a long fall boating season for her owners

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