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Eric Sojka’s Boat Show Photo Posters

Well-known local photographer Eric Sojka has made these photo prints available for sale here at RunaboutRestorations.com. Eric has been taking photos at all the local boat shows for many years and has some great pictures. In these posters he showcases some of this favorites. Price: $20 each. To...
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1939 Lightning sailboat “Splash”

In the shop is a beautiful little sailboat, a 1939 Lightning sailboat named “Splash”. Her owner is very fond of her and brought her in for some work, both major and minor. The original transom was beginning to rot, as were the planks on the port side right at the transom. We removed...
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1929 26′ Chris Craft Upswept “My Fair Lady”

My Fair Lady came to us after having sunk to the bottom in shallow water. We inspected the bottom and determined it had problems in many areas, it was beyond repair and needed to be replaced entirely. The boat has been in the family since shortly after it was made, and has been on Lake...
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1954 Chris Craft Kit Boat

In our shop currently is a great little Chris Craft Kit Boat, built in 1954. Unfortunately the old plywood transom had soaked up lots of water over the years and was completely rotten out. We removed the old transom and proceeded to clean up the mating surfaces on the hull, making them ready...
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30′ Hacker Craft “Serene”

In our shop is a beautiful 30′ Hacker in need of some work on the transom. This is a beautiful boat with a great layout, which no doubt makes for a great day out on the lake. With the boat being as long as it is, the transom exposed from under the canopy to the hot sun, much on the varnish was...
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17′ 1947 Chris Craft Runabout “Wood Duck”

The ‘Wood Duck’ came to us after the 2013 boating season needing a re-finish job. We noticed that the finish on the boat looked a little odd, we didn’t know either what stain was or what type of finish what used. As we started stripping we realized that the boat had been saturated with epoxy...
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22′ Chris Craft Sportsman “Mary Cloud”

“Mary Cloud” came to us needing some refinish work as well as some plank replacements on the hull sides. We began by drilling out the old planks and prepping the frames and battens for the new mahogany planks. Luckily most of the framework below the planks was in good shape and we...
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1964 23′ Cruisers Inc. “True Blue”

Currently in the shop we have a very unique boat, a 1964 Cruisers Inc Navigator. We don’t see many of these beautiful boats. She is a dry boat and gives a very comfortable ride. She has a 95″ beam and 23′ length, and she’s powered by a 150 horsepower Mercruiser I/O, a very reliable engine. We...
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Century Resorter “Legal Tender”

One of our customers had been complaining about excess water in his bilge and was keen to discover the cause. We immediately suspected the lower transom plank, which on these Centurys has always been a problem. The boat still had the original plank, and upon further inspection we discovered...
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Palmer Launch “Roxanne”

“Roxanne” is a beautiful Palmer Launch with quite a history on Lake Winnipesaukee. After its sale the new owners came to us wanting to bring some new life back into her. She was sorely in need of a new floor, some attention to the plank seams on the bottom, varnish work, some...
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26′ Lyman “Broads View III”

Back in the shop is the great 26′ Lyman Broads View III. The work outlined for the season was to continue bringing the interior stain colors back to as original Lyman stain, departing from the Red Mahogany stain with which the boat had been refinished many years ago. We removed whatever pieces...
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