Graham Walsh's boat

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“CHAZ 1” was the last boat built by the renowned boat builder Norman Hodgdon of East Boothbay, Maine. Indeed we understand CHAZ 1 to have been finished after Mr. Hodgdon passed on prematurely in 1966 at the young age of 55. It was then Mr. Hodgdon’s wife, along with two of his faithful long-time employees, oversaw the completion of two of his designs, CHAZ 1 being one of them. CHAZ 1 was lovingly constructed with mahogany planking on oak frames; she has a built down keel with skeg-hung rudder. Heavy bronze hardware is used throughout including bow chocks, cleats, and a Navy type manual bilge pump. Her Volvo-Penta 4-cylinder gasoline engine (new 1989 with an analog tachometer, oil, temperature. & voltmeter readouts and Morse dual-controls) connects to a stainless shaft that turns a three bladed bronze propeller. She also has a Monel 40-gallon fuel tank aft and is normally aspirated though engine clamshell in/out vents port and starboard.