Boat restoration #3
(The rebirth of CHIMO II)
This little all wooden gem is a family heirloom.
She may not look like much, but this little dingy was our parents transportation to islands and safety net while cruising the Trent Severn waterway system with two young kids in tow in the cruiser. Our big adventure was always Georgian Bay and camping mooring off islands and rowing to shore for the toilet and solid ground and hibachi burgers… (the best).
*** Imagine a month with your parents in a 23 foot express craft boat,,, I’ll give you a min to mull that over…
Later, she was the boat we used as kids to row around Ryerson’s island at Long Point Ontario when mom, and dad moored the big boat for the day.
When dad sold the CHIMO this dingy was tied up in the rafters of our garage at Long Point for 20 years. She went home to our parent’s place years later and survived pretty good in an old horse stall, inside and out of the elements.
With IDLE HOUR looking like our old home built express cabin cruiser CHIMO in so many ways, I figured this dingy could again be that safety and fun addition to our boating collection.
When done, CHIMO II will again adorn the hard top of an express cabin cruiser, Idle Hour. like retro hat from generations gone by.
*** We will show you updates on our PLAA time videos on Instagram. PLAA stands for Pandemic Lockdown Alternative Activity time.