His craft of choice was a shallow drafting hand built plywood boat that was narrow in the rear for easy paddling and curved from bow to stern so it could be easily pulled across logs and stumps. These Creek boats were special built for the slow running warm water rivers and creeks of south Georgia.
I am now 45 and Pop has long since moved on to that great fishing grounds in the sky.
I have come in possession of the exact same boat that Pop and I spent many hours in. The years have not been kind to it, however it is definitely salvageable. I am going to chronicle my progress of restoration in a running log on this page for everyone to see.
Note: All the old Boat Builders who designed and built this type of craft are dead and as far as I know there is no one else building these. I don't know if there are any of these left in existence except this one.
So day one of restoration, I began sanding to remove old paint, This stuff is tuff. This part of the restoration, I feel is going to take the most amount of time. I was using 80 grit sand paper on an orbital sander but think I need to step up to a more aggressive grit. Also going to need a shop vac.
I am pleased so far as most of the wood underneath is solid and in great shape due to boat always being stored under a shelter. The only wood that will have to be replaced is the live well door and the rear seat platform.