1961 Lone Star Boat Restoration
Photos by: Rick Jacquot
The finished trailer.
At the time I painted the trailer rims, I painted them blue as I originally planned to paint the boat blue again. The boat is now a red and white combo, so I am re-painting the trailer wheels red.
For several years the boat set idle as I was involved with many other projects. I started diving for fossils and my interest in the boat was rekindled. Of course much of the work I had done originally had to be redone. I removed the floor again and re-sealed the rivets to be sure they were good. The floor was re-installed and I started working on the more technical parts of the boat. Steering, controls, wiring, basically everything mechanical. This meant fabricating everything from scratch or using parts from other old boats I had. This boat had no motor, controls, or any wiring when I got it.
2006 - 2010
Rear floor. This floor can be removed to work on the bilge pumps and drains.
Rear floor and front transom wood installed.
Cabin door handle is a ships wheel pull knob I salvaged from a scrap boat.
The control box, still in progress. The wheel, compass, depth finder and speedo were all salvaged from my old boat, the African Queen.