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Miss Bettye 2 months 2 weeks ago #140796

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Miss Bettye is a mystery boat. We don't know who built her or when. The hull is plywood and the topsides looked to be interior pine grooved paneling. That has been changed to mahogany planking. I particularly like how the waterline was taped-off many years ago, painted and left that way, tape and all. The bottom needed to be replaced so we just covered the original with 1/4" marine meranti completely bedded in 3M 5200. The hull is way too far gone to stain so we'll paint her Hatteras white. Here are some progress shots. Stay tuned for her debut.















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Miss Bettye 2 months 2 weeks ago #140798

Wow! Beautiful work!

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Miss Bettye 2 months 1 week ago #140850

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Great work again Jan. Beautimus!

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Miss Bettye 2 months 1 week ago #140871

Excellent, how the heck did I miss this one!?!?!?!

Bob

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Miss Bettye 1 month 2 weeks ago #141085

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Making some progress....

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Miss Bettye 1 month 2 weeks ago #141087

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Miss Bettye 1 month 1 week ago #141088

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Most excellent as usual. The bling is really going to set it off. Do you have a vintage motor to install?

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Miss Bettye 1 month 1 week ago #141090

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She'll get this short shaft Mercury as soon as I get it cleaned up and repainted.

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Miss Bettye 1 month 1 week ago #141091

Wow ! That looks awesome ! I'm going to be in flying into Columbia, SC next Sunday. Any chance you'll be available for me to make a side trip to visit you for a short spell to say hello ?
eventually I have to make my way to Summerville Sunday for work on Monday.

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Miss Bettye 1 month 1 week ago #141092

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Chuck:

You're more than welcome but I'm 150 miles from Columbia...and that's a serious side trip. But, if you still want to make the trip, just let me know when you're likely to arrive so I'll be sure to be here.

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Miss Bettye 1 month 1 week ago #141098

Well 150 mile side trip is better than a drive from Cincinnati. I land in Columbia 1:20-ish. google map says 2 hour 30 min from Columbia.
So I'm looking at 4:00 pm ? If that's not good for you, I still have 2 more trips to Summerville every 21 days till Thanksgiving. And Thank You !

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Miss Bettye 1 month 1 week ago #141100

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4:00 is fine. Plan to stay for dinner...probably low country shrimp, fries and SA Oktoberfest. Phone number on my website. Call for address. Jan

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Miss Bettye 1 month 1 week ago #141120

Thank You Jan ! I have your number I'll call when I land in Columbia on Sunday

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Miss Bettye 3 weeks 3 days ago #141215

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Miss Bettye is finished. Now all I have to do is make sense of the old Mercury motor and get her looking new.





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Miss Bettye 3 weeks 3 days ago #141216

Spectacular!

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Miss Bettye 3 weeks 2 days ago #141217

Outstanding as always.

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Miss Bettye 3 weeks 2 days ago #141220

I had the the opportunity to meet the great one. Mr. Nautilus himself. His attention to detail and to make something beautiful multi-steps above beautiful is amazing ! The smell of the fresh varnish on Miss Bettye was awesome. Both Jan and his wife went all out to make me feel welcome. And he taught me a lot of tricks to help me work on my project that I'm too afraid to work on.
It was so worth trip to meet him and his wife. Thank you so much !!!

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Miss Bettye 3 weeks 2 days ago #141222

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You're quite welcome, Chuck. The invitation to visit is open any time you find yourself within driving distance.

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"Anything supposed to do two things does both of them half-assed." - J. S. Hadley
"Success makes...
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