I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the Whites for quite a few years now, first meeting them at boat shows in and around the Midwest. Bob and Dottie always have a knack of finding very good condition original and untouched boats. And that’s how they found this beautiful Sea Maid. The boat is actually in very good condition for an original boat and has taken many a boat show award in the Preserved category.
Even though Bob takes very good care of his boats, age catches up with all wood boats and eventually the bottom is going to give way to some rot… irregardless of how well its maintained. And this is what unfortunately began occurring with this beautiful classic. Water began coming in around the transom, which of course is quite common with the original Century bottoms.
Our job is to remove the old bottom and replace with a new 5200, matching as close as possible to the original article. We can do. Even though we double plank, all seams will be hidden over frames and battens so it will retain the original look both inside and out. The best part is this new bottom will be stronger, water tight, and last for the life of the boat. Once finished, we were asked to apply 3-4 coats of varnish as part of her regular maintenance