By Judy Hills member of the RDC Triangle Chapter
It was a rainy, dreary Saturday on February 23rd when 19 members of the RDC Triangle Chapter met for lunch at a waterfront restaurant in Beaufort, NC and then proceeded to Moores’ Marine at Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park. Owner Jim Moores is a member of our chapter, but his claim to fame is that his company restores old Trumpy Yachts. The company’s tag line is “Keeping Legends Alive.” Go to his website to see his work: https://www.mooresmarine.com/
Jim took us on a tour of the yard (could have used some Harkers Island Tennis Shoes–A/K/A vinyl boots), discussed cold molding of hulls and gave us a peek at his latest project. The office area was filled with models; photographs of old and restored yachts and boats; and boating accessories–some of them from famous boats. It was worth the trip just to get to see them. We were most appreciative of Jim’s willingness to allow us to tour his facility.
After the tour we had a brief Chapter meeting to discuss upcoming field trips and area boat shows. In order to keep our members engaged, we are providing opportunities to learn techniques and to get our boats out on the water more this year. We had an excellent turnout for this field trip/meeting and we hope that our others will be just as well attended.