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A message from Paul Cundiff, ACBS BluegrassChapter President 

Bluegrass Chapter
Of The Antique & Classic Boat Society
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Paul and Martenia 
A classic boat enthusiast that was bitten by the restoration bug about 30 years ago. It all started when Paul's daughter went boating with some folks in the neighborhood. She came home and told her dad (Paul) that she wanted to take her money being saved for a horse and buy a boat. Soon "Tara's Horse" a 28' Chris Craft Constellation was purchased. It was all that the young family could afford. Paul, an engineer, restored the boat and soon people were driving from miles away to see the varnish work on this cruiser. Soon a small boat was "required" to ski and pull tubes behind. A 1960 Chris Craft Capri was purchased and renamed "Taylor's Pony." In 1994, "Taylor's Pony" earned Best Non-Professional Restoration at the Kirkland, WA ACBS show. Next, a 55' cruiser was added to the fleet and brought over 2,200 miles under its own power to Lake Cumberland. Soon after, Paul met Martenia, who came complete with a daughter and her 16' Thompson. A house was built overlooking Lake Cumberland in Jamestown, KY that has a 3,500 square foot boat shop under it and a business was born. In 2008, the original shop was outgrown and the operation was moved to a 10,000 square foot facility in Russell Springs, KY. Since the inception of Woodies Restorations, many boats and engines have been restored for many satisfied customers by the professionals at Woodies Restorations.a classic boat enthusiast that was bitten by the restoration bug about 30 years ago. It all started when Paul's daughter went boating with some folks in the neighborhood. She came home and told her dad (Paul) that she wanted to take her money being saved for a horse and buy a boat. Soon "Tara's Horse" a 28' Chris Craft Constellation was purchased. It was all that the young family could afford. Paul, an engineer, restored the boat and soon people were driving from miles away to see the varnish work on this cruiser. Soon a small boat was "required" to ski and pull tubes behind. A 1960 Chris Craft Capri was purchased and renamed "Taylor's Pony." In 1994, "Taylor's Pony" earned Best Non-Professional Restoration at the Kirkland, WA ACBS show. Next, a 55' cruiser was added to the fleet and brought over 2,200 miles under its own power to Lake Cumberland. Soon after, Paul met Martenia, who came complete with a daughter and her 16' Thompson. A house was built overlooking Lake Cumberland in Jamestown, KY that has a 3,500 square foot boat shop under it and a business was born. In 2008, the original shop was outgrown and the operation was moved to a 10,000 square foot facility in Russell Springs, KY. Since the inception of Woodies Restorations, many boats and engines have been restored for many satisfied customers by the professionals at Woodies Restorations.