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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roy's ride, May 7, 2012.
Only one thing could make that any cooler
beautiful piece of work,good luck
that is one pretty boat.........
If you like vintage wooden boats you have to see this video.
that is awesome !! I wonder what's the value. really nice boat
I used to deal in a lot of old boats. Still do occasionaly. Here is one that I let go of a couple of years ago. It's a Cadillac. Check out those fins! Should have kept it.
That thing is cool!!!
I think it has a Chris Craft look to it. I imaging someone might have had the boat, got tired of the wood upkeep or it started to rott and someone with metal working knowledge or working around planes decided to retrofit the boat by adding the metal over the wood.
It is cool looking
A couple of the pictures look like they were taken on Lake Michigan near the state line (Indiana). Where is the boat now?
That thing is out of this world dude!!
man diggin that boat,, and that stainless steel one oh la la i wanna see more of that one............
Did you take those photos in Michigan ? What lake if you did
The photos were taken off the shoreline of Saugatuck Michigan which is considered SW Michigan. Just as an update the boat would still fully function if all the wood were removed. The keel, ribs, decking etc. are all aluminum and hand buck riveted to the sides. At 20.5 feet, she also moves like a runabout.
Just giving it a bump to see if anyone else recognizes her. Thanks
Any inside pic's? Dash,gauges,etc?
Can't believe you haven't found the history of this boat. Someone obviously loved it enough to put a ton of money into it at some point.... Keep us updated!
interior shots by request
Mack trucks, 9/11, RIP's, and boats, now THAT'S "hot rod"!
The interior is absolutely stunning!
It looks like the photos were borrowed from this article which sheds a bit more light on it. http://www.woodyboater.com/classic-...lp-solve-a-60-year-old-mystery-for-the-owner/
Pretty fast for it's day, designed and fabricated by hand by people who knew what the hell they were doing and it looks as good or better now than it did when it was first built. I'd say that is pretty traditional even if it is a boat.
Oh, I always forget, some guys really do have one track minds and don't let any outside influences or interests cloud their minds or opinions. They tend to think that looking at or thinking about or discussing anything except a rusty old Ford is some sort of sacrilege.
It kinda shares some of the characteristics of a woody with the great craftsmanship. Lots of cool old boats like that up around Seattle which are fun to look at too.
i know nothing about it except that thing is hot and i would give up part of my manhood to own it.
couldn't figure out what gar-wood was. never heard of a gar tree. I finally figured it out.
nice boat no matter what kind of wood it is made of.
Damn, that boat is bitchin!
I've worked for Northrop for the past 23 years, and I would have loved to have been hand-picked for that project back in the day. Northrop had some incredible craftsmen working for the company back during the time that boat was built. The old Northrop planes were works of art, and way ahead of their time.
That is one sexy looking watercraft. I have been looking at old boats lately, and that one sure is sweet, no matter who built it. I can understand wanting to know more, but you can sure be proud of it, whatever it's history is.
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