Tom & Julie Fergus, Wolfeboro NH, July 2012 | “Last Chance” 1992 Hacker-Craft 26′ triple cockpit runabout
Having refinished our boat (and others) many times, I know exactly what it takes and I was a little nervous about
letting someone else do the job for me. I wondered whether the same attention to detail would be paid by someone else
who doesn’t love the boat the way I do.
When we first spoke about Runabout Restorations completing the job, I knew the price Charlie quoted was right because
I know how much time it takes to do the job properly. Having seen Charlie’s work on other boats, I came to the
conclusion that he was the right shop to give Last Chance the care she needed.
When Charlie called to tell me it was time to bring her in, I was impressed that he started the job immediately. His “stop
by anytime” invitation was reassuring and his in-progress photos were what finally put me completely at ease, knowing
I had made the right decision to entrust Last Chance to a real professional.
The repairs Runabout Restorations made to the deck seams and bungs have held up and the three coats of varnish have
the decks and sides in Bristol condition.
Once I received the boat finished, right on time, I was able to appreciate the attention to detail – no runs, no varnish
where there shouldn’t be, expert tape lines (and no residual tape) – in short, a new finish with virtually no evidence that
they touched the boat!
We are very pleased with the price, the process and especially the finished result.