[Posted on Jul 27, 2016 | 532 views]
The iconic Mathews workboat Linda Carol has been completely renovated and made seaworthy. Here, at left, Dave Rollins of York Haven Marina in Poquoson, who performed the work, and boat owner Bill Mullis of Gloucester show off the beautiful vessel with pride. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
The Linda Carol rests quietly at the dock. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Dave Rollins is shown in the cabin of the Linda Carol next to the boat’s original steering wheel, with its top-most spoke thinned from use. Behind him is the dash he crafted to hold flush-mounted electronics. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
The Linda Carol looks beautiful coming or going. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Bill Mullis, seated on a bunk in the cabin of the Linda Carol talks about the work involved in restoring the iconic workboat. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
The compass rose of the Linda Carol is as deep as the floor and will be there through many sandings. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Bill Mullis stands in the small galley of the Linda Carol. He plans limited conveniences there--just a microwave and a coffee maker. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
 
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