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For love of his grandson, 'Captain' builds boat-bed

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A woodworking-savvy grandfather who's a Coast Guard-licensed boat captain spent nine months working day and night on for his nearly 3-year-old grandson, who calls him not granddaddy, but "Captain."

The boy now has his one-of-a-kind boat-bed, complete with real boat steering wheel, horn, lights and instrument panels.

The 67-year-old grandfather fashioned the 9-foot-long, 4-foot-wide piece, named "Alex Bundy's Dream Boat," from his mind, without plans. He made the 2-foot-high bed to resemble a Chris-Craft, like the kind of classic runabout his late father had back in the 1940s.

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