Laurie T

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Laurie T is Bill Garden’s 1955 design #280. Launched in 1960, she was built in Pete Teller’s Seattle back yard and named for his wife. Still nearly original, with Chrysler Crown and Neptune 1-A stove, she cruises the PNW extensively and lands many a seafood dinner in her cockpit. Construction is yellow cedar over oak, on a massive fir keel. The few upgrades include Furuno chart plotter,sounder,radar, hydrolic steering and autoilot, making Laurie a functionly modern boat if you are ok with a single screw boat without thrusters.