My story with my Grand Banks 32, Hull #213 starts like this: Last year, she found herself here in Jackson County Mississippi and got confused and hit a dredge pipe. She got three holes in the bottom and tore the prop and rudder out from under her. She laid wounded on he starboard side in the surf for three days before rescue was able to help and got her floated to Pitalos Marine boat yard. After being on the hard for a week I rode through the yard and just looking at boats and it happened. I saw her for the first time. I could tell that she spent some time laying on the starboard side because the paint was sanded smooth all down one side. At closer inspection, not one seam had come loose. At that point I knew I had to try to save this one. Now I'm in my upper sixties and was not looking for a boat at all. Now, to all you retired folks out there that find yourself bored with too much time on your hands, I dare you to fall in love with a 48 year old Grand Banks. I have worked on this little ship for thirteen months for six days a week. I've had plenty help along the way with a special shout out to Pitalo's Marine, the staff there has done a wonderful job steering me in the right direction. This little boat has changed my life and given me one more chance to be the captain of my own vessel. My kids made me a video and got me on youtube.
ps. if anyone has any history on hull#213,please contact me
ronnie morano email firstname.lastname@example.org
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