|The First Boat
|The CG-83527 was our first leap
into vessel ownership. She was a sturdy craft for her age and had the
important historical connection to the South Puget Sound as the former
Coast Guard cutter on station at Tacoma, WA from 1944 to 1962.
Although the effort was
tremendous and time consuming, the payback for those volunteers that
have assisted has been great. We had engineering challenges
getting the 60 year
|old vessel ready for a 1000 mile journey up the Pacific Coast,
the thrills and disappointment of the trip itself, to the satisfaction
of completing the trek. Meeting the men and women that remember the
83527 as Coastguardsmen serving aboard her, or civilians that were
rescued by her were the heartwarming reward for the effort. Visit the
CG-83527 Website here.
|Support and Logistics
|The ongoing effort to support
the 83527 has lead us to many new companies, volunteers and guests who
have made the effort possible. Any amount of assistance from locating a
old transmission manual, helping manufacture a unique brass plug,
providing a pair of replacement engines to a temporary place to tie up
before an open house. It is the great people that we have met
along the that share our desire to protect the history of the old girl
that inspire us to keep pushing forward on her restoration.
We are now able to provide
assistance to others that are in pursuit of a warboat restoration
project with the hope that they can achieve success and share their
vessel with us at one of the events we will hold to show the boats.
|Wooden boats restoration is a
forever project, especially in the rainy Pacific Northwest. The
volunteers that assist keep us excited about the improvements that we
are making. Their commitment to the story and the desire to keep
her seaworthy for showing at events keeps us pushing to make her the
best we can with the budget we have to work with.