Pete Hodges Coot Gallery

The 2 photos on the left show the Woodcock Coot at Mike Walker's home in 2005.

Two years later,  Mike and I visited the new owner of N29DW, Norville Pervier.

By this time Norville had discovered serious wood rot in the upper spruce caps

of the 96 and 127 frames, in the outer sponsons, very critical for wing attachment.

This must have occurred during many years of outdoor storage in WA state.

I'm pleased to report that Norville has carefully replaced the affected bulkheads,

and N29DW is now in Pete Hodges' capable hands in Virginia.

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