The restoration begins with the removal of the engine and
device . The big hole in the bottom here is were the device was
installed , and allowed the propeller to retract into the hull . The
device was originally bolted through the bottom of these boats
with iron carriage bolts . The iron bolts are what has brought most of
these boats through my door over the years .
The laminated decks with oak combings and trim are nice features in
this model ,unfortunately iron fasteners were used here as well and
have contributed to the blackening of the wood .