115 year old Skipjack George W. Collier to be restored

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  1. Corley
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    Sweet. A big one too.

    Last restored in the 60s it says.
     
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    I just can't imagine restoration, but can imagine 'pattern boat', so a duplication.
    At what percent of remaining old wood, is it no longer a restoration but really a new boat?
     
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    Could they may be making the distinction that a "restoration" involves replacing timbers next to timbers in place? If so the more work = restoration. Less work = new boat.
     
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    It depends on the historical society. Some demand that a certain original percentage of the boat remain. Others only require that the boat never cease to exist. That means that parts can be changed until there in nothing original left, but the boat is considered the same.
     
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    What "historical society"? How would a "historical society" have any control over the restoration of a boat unless they own the boat?
     
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    I recall in the restoration of the beautiful yacht "Spartan" the only things that were able to be saved were a few brass fittings. The end result was gorgeous and of course completely seaworthy.
     

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    And of course: a "restoration" is different from "new" because the government isn't gonna slap you with some luxury tax. :p
     
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