Stephanie Lynn is finally finished after nearly two years of free time effort. This is a 1943 CS grade Old Town Double End Boat. I replaced four ribs that were badly broken, repaired two others, about 10 ft. of planking, tips of stern inwales, replaced both decks (one was split badly so I replaced both so they matched) with Cherry and made a new floor rack and outwales which had gone missing before I got the boat. The sail rig was missing the mast step, both lee boards, lee board thwart, mast partner and all the hardware. I made all those parts. This boat was never varnished on the inside. Despite my best efforts at stripping I could not get all the old paint out so I repainted the original gray. I was successful removing the paint from the seat support rails and inwales. Being a war time boat most of the tacks were steel not brass. Luckily they were in good condition. I added at least one new tack thru each plank in every rib for peace of mind. The paint is Kirby #7 Green and #28 Reddish. The pin stripping and lettering is the only thing I didn’t do myself. The boat is named after my cousin’s wife who died at 40 leaving behind her husband Roger and two teenage daughters, Hannah and Rebecca. She will now live again dancing on the water in a breeze making people smile like she always did. We plan to christen the boat at the Assembly on the 16th. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Unfortunately Jean and I can only be at the Assembly Tuesday through Thursday because we are attending a wedding on Friday in PA. Jim C.