When Jim Underwood of Yorktown, Virginia, started working on the glued-lap York River 12 skiff WE THREE, she had been lying upside down on the ground for several years. Consequently, she had a lot of rot on the top of her transom and stem (see picture at bottom). Her owner was ready to burn her, but Jim thought he could help. He removed the old transom and replaced it with a new laminated one, that he covered with epoxy. He also rebuilt the stem head and covered that with epoxy. Last, he sanded the whole boat down and gave her a new finish. They changed the name from WE THREE to PHOENIX 3 to mark her rebirth.