Good morning, folks! I haven't posted here in quite some time, so I figured I would check in and let you know how things turned out for us. I know this forum isn't necessarily big on old wooden boats or restoration projects, but I still wanted to share because this boat is a beautiful classic. After a lengthy search and looking at many, many boats, last summer we ended up making an offer on a Tiffany that we actually looked at over a year prior but never thought seriously about until it was relisted. Everything fell into place and after surveys, closing, and having some work done, we ran her back to northeastern North Carolina from the upper Chesapeake on September 1, and her restoration will be ongoing. She was built in 1968, and we are her fourth owners. She was repowered in 1993 with 3208 CATs which currently have around 950 hours on them. She's almost exactly 46' long, has just shy of a 15' of beam, and is about 12-1/2' a the transom. She is "batten-seam" built mahogany plank-on-oak-frame, with a double-planked mahogany bottom. Under load, cruise is around 18 knots at 2350 rpm. Slow, but she rides like my living room! This is what has been done so far: - rudder and intermediate strut backing blocks replaced - all fluids changed, belts, basic maintenance, etc. - new bilge pumps - bow rail removed, holes epoxied and painted - salon curtains removed - salon windows tinted - salon painted - galley seating reupholstered (Sunbrella) - galley seating area and port side walls sanded and painted (Interlux Brightside OffWhite 1990) - latches, hatches, handles, and fixtures repaired/replaced/added - all interior lighting replaced with LEDs - starboard head wallpaper removed (revealing beautiful mahogany underneath) - new carpet throughout - new vinyl flooring in heads and under galley seating - new rod holders This fall/winter the bottom will be soda blasted and repainted. After that: - new topside paint - new hull paint - installation of new (used) outriggers - new top - redesigned flybridge - new electronics We went from a 21' skiff to a 23' center console to this boat...hence the name, ESCALATION.