The first step was to remove all hardware on the center console. to prepare for the new deck and transom.
I originally bought 15' Answer boat back in 1988 for $2800 boat, motor and trailer. After a few seasons I replaced the original Johnson 50 HP with a new 60HP Evinrude. Ran that engine hard for over a decade and then did my first major restoration project on her 2005-2006. Not much is known about the company except they built boats for the late 70's to mid 80's. The boat handles like a dream and has no fear of the Great South Bay chop, a very dry boat for her size.
First Restoration 2006
Disaster Strikes ! August 2011
Once the boat was re-floated the good guys at Kehl's Family Boating Center were nice enough to lift her out of the water for me and place her on my trailer. Within a few hours I had the engine running again. I then brought the boat down to Burnett Marine Service to get the motor professionally serviced and replace and components that were damaged by the salt water.
Thanks to George Yurcak and Captain Al Lorenzetti of Babylon Boats this boat will be restored, and more beautiful than ever. Over the next weeks we will document the restoration process. In the insurance company's eyes the boat was a total loss, in my eyes this was an opportunity.