Owner completes 18-year rebuild of vintage boat

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The first time Bob Irving saw his Sea Queen — the model name for the 1928-vintage wooden boat he launched Thursday — it hadn't tasted the sea in nearly a decade, and it certainly didn't look regal.

An ad had led him to the 30-foot cabin cruiser, which was covered in blue plastic in a backyard of a boat-repair shop on Vashon Island.

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