Mike Wolfe "The River Queen Refit" 6534XX
Owner: Matthew Vacanti
Name_of_Vessel: Dory Ann
Hailing_Port: Pirates Cove,
HIN: Can't get to it till
Years_Owned: 10 years
Propulsion: Honda Outboard
Holding_Tank: 30? g
Date: Friday January 22, 2010
Time: 02:54 PM
Where do I begin? Dory has had lots of new paint above and below. I have been
returning it to its original color. I do know it used to be named VEEGER and
BOFUS before that. It has had an entire new roof. All plywood. New rugs
throughout and a new floor in the kitchen. New head. Somebody moved the kitchen
area to the back. I believe originally there were bunks there. She has also had
what appears to be a second hull welded over the top of the original.
My only future plans are to keep the rot and the rust off her. I'd like to
replace the paneling on the inside. Anybody know about how many sacrificial
anodes a boat like this should have?
You know a River Queen, like any boat can be a lot of work. I really was
about ready to give up but when I saw Mike's refit page and the Registry I was
encouraged to get back in there and keep working. Thanks Mike!
Hi Mike, Here are some photos of
my 1965 River Queen for the Registry. I found some others from the early 70s on
the boat. I'll scan them and send them along if you want to post a little
A couple of interesting facts about my boat.
- The water tank is above the kitchen and is gravity fed. No pump. (or hot
- The windows are largely "Florida Glass" Luvered windows.
- The entire top is wood
I was wondering if you, or anyone else can tell me how much/many sacrificial
anodes should be underneath the hull. I have a feeling that my rust problem is
because of a lack of anodes. I only have one little one.
Hi Guys... What a lovely boat!
Honda outboard. Nice! Wish I had done that years ago! Boy if I had it all
to do over again...
Life vest on the little one (Good!) I see the re-done
rails up top too. You have any inside shots?
Be safe! mnw : )
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