by David Kanally member of the Southwest chapter
From time to time, the Wooden Boat Association of North Texas (WBA) is honored to receive a donated boat that deserves to be nurtured back to health. When Scott Reichardt offered us his 1948 Hafer Phantom 75, we jumped at the chance. The poor little runabout had suffered some catastrophic keel damage near the stem, due in part to rot and due in part to some long-distance trailering. The WBA members who worked on the boat are all volunteers, and meet usually on Saturday mornings at a rented shop near Dallas. The work on this Hafer took place over a period of eight months, beginning in August of 2018. The photos that follow tell the story without much comment. Each photo is followed by a caption that helps advance the story.
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