1960 Cavalier 25' Custom Cruiser Restoration

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1960 Cavalier 25' Custom Cruiser Restoration

Postby mtvannier » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:35 pm

Greetings, I have just purchased and begun a restoration of a 1960 25' custom cruiser. I am interested in any advice on sources for correct era upholstery designs and hardware, particularly the ship's wheel. I would also welcome any pictures of restorations of this model, including cabin interior. Thanks.
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Let the fun begin!

Postby Patrick » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:26 pm

Hello and Welcome.
What condition is you boat in and does it have a story?
Is that lapstrake construction?
I have a 1968 36'Cavalier and it's been a great boat.
Is this your first restoration?

Good luck...have fun

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Postby jfrprops » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:27 pm

I am the Cavalier guy...mostly...on this site...what info/things do you need?


John in Va.
1966 Cavalier Seastrake 33'
19?? custom Argentine Runabout 16'
1956 Whirlwind runabout 16'
1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)
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25' 1960 Cavalier Custom Cruiser

Postby mtvannier » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:54 pm

Thanks for the replies. This is my first restoration. Practice to date has been maintaining our '49 Century Sea Maid. I have a couple re-varnish winters under my belt, but I have a very talented restorer in Wayne Spaulding, from whom I purchased my Sea Maid.

We are in the early assessment stages. I have submitted a research request to the Mariner's Museum to get a start on her story. Top of the needs list is a steering wheel, a source for original upholstery designs, and the aft flag pole hardware. More will be found as we get into it, for sure.

Thanks again for the replies and look forward to the dialogue and encouragement.



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