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56 foot ex Navy passenger vessel.

This boat, built in 1944 as a Navy "Liberty Launch", still operates on the river in downtown Wilmington. My work covers some interesting aspects of the boat. This boat was the one I built my big trailer for and there are some pictures of my moving it with my old Army Truck. As an inspected passenger vessel I worked closely with Coast Guard inpectors, as I have on other major structural repairs.

Horn timber:                                 Double sawn frames:                                        Topside planking:
Horn Timber

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Double Sawn Frames

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 Topside Planking

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Reid's Boatbuilding and Repair
8118 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28411
Phone (910) 547-9100

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