The experts told Jimmy Klotsas to just let the old boat go. One boatyard wanted $200,000 to restore it. Another refused to lift Tuna, an old-plank fishing boat made out of angelique wood, saying it would fall apart.
But Klotsas, 43, of Cape May, N.J., refused to believe it and has taken on restoration of the boat he worked on as a boy for the late Capt. Robert Bennett.