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28memco 03-06-2012 06:37 PM

1962 28ft M.E.M.C.O. Sportfisher Restoration
 
I waited patiently for over two years before I went after this boat. The second I saw her I new she was my dream boat. I have always had a love for old Southern Style boats. My favourite boat is a Fairform Flyer made by Huckins. I decided not to buy a Fairform Flyer because they are to big to be on a trailer. So I went with this boat because it has the lines/history as a Fairform Flyer and it can fit on a trailer with no problem. The boat sat for over two years so now I'm about to restore her back to the beauty she use to be. Follow my thread as I update you guys with pictures as I go through the restoration process. I'm pretty good with wood work but never restored a boat before. I'm going to need your tips/comments in order for me to restore this boat right. Hope you enjoy the thread. http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Firefox_wallpaper.png http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat16.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat15.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat18.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat19.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat20.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat17.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat14.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat13.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat12.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat11.jpg I no you are saying it looks like this boat is already restored. The pictures are when the boat was in ship shape. Stay toon for the REAL pictures. Trust me the boat don't look like this.

maxie 03-06-2012 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by 28memco (Post 4426125)
I waited patiently for over two years before I went after this boat. The second I saw her I new she was my dream boat. I have always had a love for old Southern Style boats. My favourite boat is a Fairform Flyer made by Huckins. I decided not to buy a Fairform Flyer because they are to big to be on a trailer. So I went with this boat because it has the lines/history as a Fairform Flyer and it can fit on a trailer with no problem. The boat sat for over two years so now I'm about to restore her back to the beauty she use to be. Follow my thread as I update you guys with pictures as I go through the restoration process. I'm pretty good with wood work but never restored a boat before. I'm going to need your tips/comments in order for me to restored this boat right. Hope you in enjoy the thread. http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Firefox_wallpaper.png http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat16.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat15.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat18.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat19.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat20.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat17.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat14.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat13.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat12.jpg http://file:///home/bobo/Desktop/Boat11.jpg I no you are saying it looks like this boat is already restored. The pictures are when the boat was in ship shape. Stay toon for the REAL pictures. Trust me the boat don't look like this.

Can't see the pics??

28memco 03-06-2012 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by maxie (Post 4426152)
Can't see the pics??

Give me about 5 min.'s I'm trying to figure out how to upload pictures.

28memco 03-06-2012 06:54 PM

1962 28ft M.E.M.C.O. Sportfisher
 
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Here she go.

maxie 03-06-2012 06:58 PM

Nice!! very nice....it has the low cabin line of a bertram and the curve of a rybo as it meets the deck.....i like it....subscribed for sure :thumbsup:

28memco 03-06-2012 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by maxie (Post 4426208)
Nice!! very nice....it has the low cabin line of a bertram and the curves of a rybo.....i like it....subscribed for sure :thumbsup:

Thanks. Keep coming back. I'll post pictures often of me tearing her apart. Trust me she don't look like this now but when I'm finish she will shine again.

A Few Dollars 03-06-2012 07:01 PM

Sweet!

fireboat 03-06-2012 07:21 PM

Wow, that is a great looking boat! Will definitely be following your progress.

hipmotized 03-06-2012 07:26 PM

Boat
 
Beauty - very nicely done!

Big Island Lifer 03-06-2012 07:31 PM

Looks like a great project!

Thanks for sharing!

nadornati 03-06-2012 08:21 PM

awesome boat, looking forward to seeing the progress!!

mike carrigan 03-07-2012 02:20 AM

This is going to be a great thread.
 
Please, keep us informed and pictures.

rybovich18 03-07-2012 03:51 AM

Research Mabry Edwards (MEMCO). He was involved with Jim Smith at one point. He sure had an interesting life.

tomanyboats 03-07-2012 04:18 AM

Very cool! Sharp looking boat, thanks for sharing.

pjitty 03-07-2012 04:27 AM

So, what Brand boat is it and What year was it built. It looks like a Fiberglass Hull. Can you give some more history on the Hull...

Joe D

pgkeating 03-07-2012 04:39 AM

Also like the spread......
 
of the props. It seems like it would make it easier handling. What are the motors? Look like GM straight 6 (292 ci truck motors)? Flat bottom might be a concern, depending on what/where you want to take her.

Clearly, I'm a novice and in awe of your project. Love the open cockpit area. Looks like a great all-arounder.

PK

craig mac 03-07-2012 05:21 AM

Beautiful boat----proportions are perfect-very hard to get a 28 flybridge to look this good.

I agree on the flat bottom, don't think you will be running to the canyons with this, but should be fairly economical to run.

From the pics, looks like it was well taken care of---does it require a full restoration?

maxie 03-07-2012 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by pjitty (Post 4426690)
So, what Brand boat is it and What year was it built. It looks like a Fiberglass Hull. Can you give some more history on the Hull...

Joe D

1962...that's a wood hull I believe....look at the picture of the V-berth....you can see the ribs and wood planking??....the question becomes how to properly rebuild a hull like this...use the same methods and materials? Advance with newer materials? When the hull is stripped of all it's paint, then we'll see the big picture....

It's definitely a nice looking boat...it will be a head turner at the local marina when re-done..

BarryD 03-07-2012 07:23 AM

Subscribed..Update with more pics please.

tabascoT 03-07-2012 07:33 AM

not really memco...
 
Actually I think that is Charlie Hestons boat he built for himself. Mabry Edwards (MEMCO) liked to take credit for it but he didnt' build it. He likely did have a hand at the design or maybe lofting. He really was a genius. Last I saw it still had the bamboo outriggers !! It is a beautiful boat and the lines are even better than some of Mabrys' boats and you can just imagine a sailfish dancing behind the transom. Very cool.
tom


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