I remember the day I received Gibson Girl. It was my sixteenth birthday. I looked at the boat as I approached the dock. The lapstrake hull, with each board overlapping the board below it, was painted white. The windshield framing and decks were varnished. A cleat for the bow line, a chromed horn and running lights were necessary accessories for operating or securing the vessel, and they were located on the front deck.
I was quite excited as stood next to the boat and surveyed the interior. The flooring consisted of plywood painted gray. The r...
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