Just after I got separated out of active duty in 1967, my father bought this old 1938-ish Monomoy surf boat that was in rough shape, but had nice lines too it. It was all cedar planked and oak ribbed .
So we took it apart, installed new ribs, or sistered up some old ones, copper riveted planks, stringers, and decking. I rebuilt the old buda engine after having the new babit bearings poured, and you can see me in one of the pics doing what I do!
A safe and study sea boat to have fun in! And my father named her DEFRALDA after his four sons: DEnnis (US Navy Vietnam Veteran), FRank (USMC Vietnam Veteran), ALlen (USMC Vietnam Veteran), and DAniel (Navy League Sea Cadet).
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