Larry usually has this thing stuffed to the gills with some type of building material or scrap.
He fishes out of Beverly but brings his lobsters down here to Gloucester to sell to us. We’ve been doing business with Larry for a long long time and before that with his dad Chi Chi who passed away a couple of years ago.
Chi Chi used to play Santa in Beverly when Santa would arrive by boat to bring presents to the kids in Beverly at the Town dock there. Larry carries on the tradition now.
Two great guys that I feel lucky to do business with.
Larry’s Toyota lists a little to the left until he gets out of it, lol, but I bet the guys with the big oversized trucks would be jealous if they saw his fuel bill.
Still a mess.
I want more than anything for this guy to prove me wrong and this thing to work out for him. It would give me great pleasure to see this thing restored to beauty.
If it doesn’t happen it won’t be for a lack of trying. The guy working on it has been there many hours on it, but it’s a huge task.
Guys have been bailing gear out steadily over the past week. Now if only we could get a run of lobsters.
A bit of advice to the casual guy with a dream of renovating an old boat. Unless you have a buttload of cash that you want to piss away DO NOT TAKE on this huge of a project.
It can eat you up financially and drive you to divorce. I’ve seen it happen.
Unless of course you can’t stand your significant other and use it as an excuse to get away and hide out “working on the boat”.
Someone correct me if I’m wrong but would that building on the left in the foreground be where Valentino’s sits now?
If I cropped the bottom of that photo off you would never know they aren’t in the water.