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Old 08-31-2007, 08:21 AM
Jim Reising Jim Reising is offline
 
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Keith, Doc Hawley presented that life float to me about 1960, it came from the AVALON after the CG ruled that wooden life floats were no longer accepted life saving devices. It was covered with layer upon layer of paint. I got some Streep Eze and got to work....as the layers of paint came off, different boat names began to appear...AVALON, IDLEWILD, HENRY WATTERSON, and finally ANDREW CHRISTY. If you'll notice one side is painted white, I did that in the style of the AVALON. They stored the life floats up under the skylite roof and each spring rather than take out all the floats and paint them entirely, they would just paint the side the public could see.
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