Well, took the drive down there today.
Man I wish I brought my camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Long story short on the Challenger...didn't buy it. Cheaper to buy running in this particular case since there's NO hardware with the boat. NONE. Even the fin on the bottom is gone. Sad to say but it would be $400 for a trailer and a trip to the dump with the hull. But if anyone want's a project Challenger, it's $400 with trailer. Bottom hull was sound but the sun has long baked the metal flake on the topside.
Anywhoo......the shop was amazing. It's inside an old Mill and it's HUGE. Among some modern boats were boats of every vintage. Old mahogany barrel back o/b's, inboards, some hydrostreams, and a lot of cool obscure 50's-70's classic glass boats. Also, anyone need a vintage rebuilt motor? Among the boats were outboards everywhere! Not new, but all old. Some rebuilt, most in process of restoration. Mers, Merc Kiekhaefer's, Black ones, white one's, greens one's, blue one's! Vintage Johhny Rude's in every flavor. So I guess if you're looking for some vintage power for a restoration just give a call to West Cove Marina in CT. (860) 354-6357
1973 CV-16 restoration in progress
1965 Grumman 12' Cartopper
1957 Grumman Sportboat
Looking for a nice original 1984-1989 CVX-20 Sprint