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ID: 80 Title: Classic work boat and liveaboard. Replis: 2 Read: 1351 Author: 3
Name: Ms. Alexis Fenner  Posts: 15  **  Vancouver Time: 2003-3-26_21:14:48 Quote    Reply
After three years of hard work, my 1928 retired wooden gunboat has come back from the brink of destruction. Built by R. Hall in Victoria B.C. and after spending her working life chasing rum runners and submarine spotting she was converted to a private yacht in 1946. Now powered by twin Chrysler Nissan SD 2200's, she has once again started to put to sea on short cruises. I still have far to go to complete restoration.

The Lois "B", is truly a character boat, built like a pencil with only nine feet ten inches beam but forty four feet in deck length. A hard chine hull with four feet nine inches of draft, her top speed now is far slower than when she first was launched. Seven and a half knots cruising at just twenty two hundred RPM and fuel consumption at just two gallons per hour. There is a healthy burst of over twelve knots, should an emergency dictate but she is an old boat needing TLC.

April of next month, I hope to take her and enter into the classic restored workboat show at Silva Bay. Dates are, April 11th, 12th and thirteenth 2003. I have at least another four years of work before I will consider myself close to completing this labour of love. I now live aboard this wonderful old vessel and hope that one day soon, I shall start venturing farther afield.


Name: Capt. Stan  Posts: 7  **  Vancouver Time: 2004-6-10_9:27:11 Quote    Reply
I would love to see a photo of her.
Name: Tom Yang  Posts: 110    Vancouver Time: 2004-6-10_12:14:25 Quote    Reply