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I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119259

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I am picking this up in Lake Tahoe next week. It was going begging. I'm guessing late 50's ?? Anyone know what it is. No title on it, no problem though. Has been inside his garage for 30 years.
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Re:I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119262

Hmmm Slick craft maybe.

Bob

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Re:I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119272

I really like it. I wouldn't be surprised if it was home built.

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Re:I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119281

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Yes, if no one I D 's it, I will go with home built. Maybe late 50's early 60's style. Kind of a pig in the poke, but I threw the $100 on it. Have seen close up photos of the inside and of the transom, "looks" good. It may turn out to be worthwhile. I just junked a 57 homebuilt that was too far gone, but came with a nice 56 lark and trailer. At least it has not sat out in the weather for years. I have been wanting something like this for my next project :cheer: . Will have it home later this week and know more about it.

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Re:I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119294

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Whatever it is Hugh, that's a beautiful boat.

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Re:I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119310

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I think it would make a very nice looking boat. Got my hopes up on the condition. I'm sure one of my white Mercury's would look good on it.

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Re:I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119382

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It looks like a great candidate for new planked topsides. Just remove the plywood and redo in mahogany planks. I did that to a 1961 Century and it turned out great, at least I think so. I used 3/8" ribbon sapele along the sides and planked everything in between. You can use the rest of the sheet of sapele ply to re-do the transom. It's a very cheap upgrade and fairly easy to do. Makes a big difference in the appearance.

www.nautilusrestorations.com/1961CenturySkiDart.html

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Re:I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119385

Wow, amazing transformation on your boat.

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Re:I am the prowd owner of this wood boat, WHAT IS IT 5 years 3 months ago #119399

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Nautilus, that was a fantastic transformation. It looks super fine. Thanks for the idea.

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