In response to our July/August 2014 publication feature New from Old which featured a classic 45-foot Rybovich and a 1972 53-foot Hatteras lengthened to 58 feet, John Wendkos contacted us with another classic renovation which he produced with Robin Smith of Manteo, N.C. The scope of the work included engines (cat c15s) and and complete re-engineering of all mechanical and electric systems. Fuel capacity has been increased to 1100+ gallons of fuel.
“This has been an extremely rewarding project and working with Robin was a privilege. It should be noted that a project of this magnitude cannot be totally budgeted as there is an awful lot of If this,then that. Also it is time consuming and patience is a must!” says, Wendkos. The project took about a year and a half. The Good Grief now has 1000 hours and Wendkos is very satisfied. We hope we have conveyed the totality of the project in the gallery.
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