Boat repairer finishes 1957 Trumpy refit

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Moores Marine completed a major refit on the 1957 Trumpy M/Y Chesapeake, 60 in what it says is a record two months by combining the top teams from its Florida and North Carolina operations.

A six-man crew of boatbuilders and carpenters in each state, led by service manager Nathan Smith, completed a myriad of projects for the new owner, including replacement of broken ribs and floor timbers, shaft log, pilothouse structural beams, inner and outer planking, struts, cutlass bearings, garboard planks, stem work, as well as painting the hull and bottom, and hand gold-leaf lettering the transom and name boards.

"We got three times as much work done in pretty much the same amount of time by working long days and even weekends, but we didn't have a choice. The owner wanted the boat ready for his wife's birthday," Smith said in a statement.

Smith and his crew have completed more than a dozen projects, including Trumpy, Consolidated and New York Yacht & Launch yachts as well as a Chesapeake Bay buyboat, a Hackercraft, a Burger and a 1909 wooden launch.

In February, Florida's Moores Marine crew completed a two-year total structural refit of a 1929 Alden Schooner. In July, that schooner, Summerwind, won the Newport Bucket in the Grande Dame class.

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