Mike Wolfe "The River Queen Refit"  2005

HIN: 7143142


My good e-buddy Scott.




Scott likes Before and After shots.  (For good reason!)


Wish I had two of these.  Alas, I have none... 

HIN: 71-43-142
Owner_Occupation: Scott Fortier & Shari Young (Sales & Manufacturing)
Name_of_Vessel: Mon Ami (My friend)
Hailing_Port: River Haven Marina - Grand Haven, Michigan
Year: 1971
Years_Owned: 3 years
LOA: 43.5
Beam: 11.6
Fuel_Type: Gas
Fuel_Cap: 2 x 90 gal.
Propulsion: Twin Chrysler 318's
Trany_Drive_Props: Chrysler truck clutch system and Dana 91 outdrives / props 2-17x16 LH
Fresh_Water: 0
Holding_Tank: 0
E_Mail_Address: scott@wolverineprintgroup.com
Date: 12/31/2005
Time: 09:31 AM


Complete exterior sand, prime, paint. New keel cap, over 1800' of new wiring throughout - and were not finished. Bilge - engine wash/flush, hand scrub/sand prime & paint 5 coats total. Removed both gas tanks made access holes scrubbed insides reinstalled. Added 3' x 11' swim platform, New carpet re-covered couch/love seat, mini blinds and curtains. Lots and lots of sanding and cleaning. Worked on her for 2 years on stands in a field - talk about your good times. Previous owners answer to fixing problems was duct tape and bungie cords!


Install holding tanks and water supply systems, start on interior complete refit - walls, counter tops, doors... Install flat screen TV and new electronics. Finish up all mechanical systems like control cables and wiring. More nap time!


If it wasn't for Mike the web site and his unending passion for River Queens we would still have our 4 year old boat and be completely happy - Lol. Actually Mike's devotion to RQ's and friendship is unmatched, thanks a million for being there for us. Oh yea, I love the web site!

Scott, you give me way to much credit!  Your devotion to your project is un matched. Like me, you have come a long way. but still we both have a long way to go... it will be worth the trip. Thanks for being my e-Pal!

Write me a story will you?   mnw  : )



Pic 1 Matthew Pic 2 (l-r)  Miles, James and Matthew at Jamesí Eagle Scout Court of Honor

 A fine crew to be sure!  mnw  :)

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