'57 Century 15' 'Palomino' #1: What I purchased

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Blog entry by gdcarpenter posted 03-21-2016 12:01 PM 559 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Garfield here, happy to have found this site. I have been in the residential renovation arena for years.

I am currently attempting to resurrect a 1957 Century 15’ ‘Palomino’. These photos are what I brought home. The previous, and second, owner had stripped the hardware and the finish off the side planking.

I have seen some boat building projects here so looking forward to some sharing of knowledge and experience. I have previously built a plywood hull 14’-4” boat design called the “ZIP” with plans from the GlenL company.

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#1 posted 03-21-2016 12:06 PM

Wow, I love those old wooden “Lake cruisers”.... Will be interesting to follow along on your journey to restore her.

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#2 posted 03-21-2016 01:06 PM

looks like a nice project. welcome to lumberjocks.

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 01:47 PM

Very cool! Thank you for being savvy enough to start a serialized blog on the restoration. I ease into my day by following these vicariously over a cup of coffee.

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 02:48 PM

Looks like a fun little project. I have a little boat experience and you can use me as a resource anytime. I’d be happy to help.
Welcome to LJ.

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#5 posted 03-21-2016 03:44 PM

When I first saw the pictures I was thinking a in board motor because of the hatch but I think I’m wrong, just showing my lake cruiser ignorance.
The lowered back and engine well I will call it gives it away me thinks.
Looks like one great project for a true wooden boat lover..
Will be watching for sure.
I always hate when I see an old boat car or camper beside a house siting there rotting way..

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