1970 Keaton Utility (KH7008) with 351 Ford
Thanks to Andy Glasgow for sharing this about "PT-109"
Finally finished my "functional" restore and here are some pictures as promised for the website. The PT-109 was built in 1970 (KH7008) and fitted with a 1969 Ford 351and Conqueror Crusader marine kit. Grandpa Larry and Grandma Sandy, who live in and summer at , bought the boat in in about 1995. After 15 summers on the lake, I felt the PT needed some TLC, so I brought it home last fall and spent this last winter working on it. I had OC Boat Repair sand it to original and gel coat Navy Gray (as you can see, it has been metal-fleck bronze, yellow, light blue, and navy gray). Rebuilt & reupholstered seats, recarpeted, retanked (designed a 25-gallon aluminum tank and had it fabricate by Speedy Tanks), dual batteries, new gauges and bezels, bow eye, front & rear nav lights, stereo, bilge, hide a cleats, shifter & cable, and custom swim step while trying to keep OEM look. Also, major tune up and happy to find all cylinders showing 175 psi compression and clean plugs. New distributor with E-ignition and seems to be running great. Now, just hope it floats!!!