This restoration project is the culmination of a life long dream of a
father and 2 sons who had always wanted to own a classic wooden
boat. We found this particular vessel in the summer of 1997 in
Mobile, Alabama. The boat was sitting on the bank, having been
rescued by the marina 2 years earlier after having sank in her slip
due to neglect of the previous owner who gave up on her. Well, we
bought her for $2500.00 from the marina and quickly developed a
reputation of being a bit crazy by the local staff and residents for
undertaking such a huge project. After 6 months we had made
believers out of most everyone due to our fast work and
resourcefulness, despite a limited budget. Pure amazement is the
best way to describe everyone's reaction when my brother, a
mechanical engineer, and father were able to run both engines 2 weeks
into the project! Well, turns out the engines were about the most
solid part of the boat and basically everything else needed major
reconditioning or total relpacement. We launched Legacy on
September 17, 1999 after 2 years of dedicated work. We still have a
lot of work to do to the cabin, but she is now seaworthy and we are happy. Be sure and check below to view some great pictures of Legacy
being restored, plus the colorful history section is a combination of unique and tragic events spanning over 40 years.
We would also like to give a huge honorable mention to our wives: Line, Amy and Nancy Fleming. They sacrafice us to this project most
every weekend and endure countless hours of listening to our never
ending boat discussion. Thanks!!
We would also like to give a huge honorable mention to our wives: Line, Amy and Nancy Fleming. They sacrafice us to this project most every weekend and endure countless hours of listening to our never ending boat discussion. Thanks!!
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