Beetles Before Restoration. Photography and Text by Keith R Wahl

January 13, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Restoring a boat enhances the soul

Beetles Before Restoration

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BeetlesBeforeRestoration_20210228_850_8265Beetles Before RestorationBeetle Cats in shades of worn buff stacked and awaiting restoration at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island.

Beetle Cats in shades of worn buff stacked and awaiting restoration at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island.

The first boat that I restored was a Beetle Cat that I managed to buy with money earned from quahogging when I was fourteen. I only had $400, so I had to restore that I bought. Fortunately, I was the son of a marine surveyor and had access to Leo Telesmanick (the man who more than likely built these very boats). He took a liking to me and taught me well. Restoring that boat (which is still in existence and is as a living being to me) was one of the most formative experiences of those years. 

 

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