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Ullberg 65 Express
Mock It Up Ring Leader's owner, Randy Ringhaver, grew up in his family's wooden shrimp boat-building business in St. Augustine, Florida, in the 1950s and '60s, before they opened their first Caterpillar dealership. So he knows craftsmanship when he sees it. But one thing he had never seen before was Lyman Morse's technique of mocking up the critical areas of a boat before commencing layup. “Lyman Morse said, ‘Before we start this boat, we want to build a full-scale replica...out of plywood scrap. Then you can get the feel of the boat; you can get your measurements just right, like the gunwale height,’” Ringhaver recalled. When he flew up to Maine to walk through the mock-up, he reported, “You could walk through the bridge. They even had a toilet in the head. I’ve never seen another yard do that.”Billy Black 401.683.5500
Ullberg 65 Express
While the replica process was an additional charge, it saved money in costly change orders after the construction process had begun. “Every area they built, we had something we would have added or taken away.” This way, “It was right the first time,” he said. “It was an extra $50,000 charge, but it was the best $50,000 I’ve ever spent.” The two-year build project at Lyman Morse was a positive experience for Ringhaver overall. "Our comfort level was great. I just enjoyed the people up there...they are trying to please, and we never had a redo." He added, laughing, "The only thing they've got going against them is the weather they have up there." -Louisa Becket
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express
Ullberg 65 Express