Boat Building Gallery: Paul Mann

Here’s the first of our Dare County Carolina custom boat building galleries...

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These photos were taken in mid-July at the Paul Mann facility. This is a 67-footer that’s scheduled for completion sometime in 2013.
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Here are a few shots of a restoration that Mann had just completed for Jennie O'Neal. The little trout boat, Bitty, was designed and built by her father-in-law, Capt. Warren O'Neal, a legendary Carolina boat builder that taught a lot of what he knew to today's master builders. I saw a lot of pretty boats up in North Carolina, but this little Bitty trout boat won my heart. Robin Mann has one that's nearly identical.
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