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I know it's not a car but this boat is cool.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roy's ride, May 7, 2012.

  1. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Only one thing could make that any cooler

  2. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    beautiful piece of work,good luck
  3. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,184

    richie rebel

    that is one pretty boat.........
  4. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,620

    fuel pump
    Member Emeritus
    from Caro,MI

  5. fordpatina
    Joined: May 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,301


    that is awesome !! I wonder what's the value. really nice boat
  6. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
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  7. Terrible Tom
    Joined: Feb 15, 2010
    Posts: 580

    Terrible Tom

    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.

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  8. SaltCoupe
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 2,376

    from Indiana

    That thing is cool!!!
  9. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    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
  10. coolbreeze1340
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,340

    from Indiana

    A couple of the pictures look like they were taken on Lake Michigan near the state line (Indiana). Where is the boat now?
  11. frankenstein1948
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 713


  12. That thing is out of this world dude!!
  13. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
    Posts: 1,718


    man diggin that boat,, and that stainless steel one oh la la i wanna see more of that one............
  14. OldoginMd
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
    Posts: 295


    Did you take those photos in Michigan ? What lake if you did
  15. Roy's ride
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
    Posts: 85

    Roy's ride
    from Michigan

    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.
  16. Roy's ride
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
    Posts: 85

    Roy's ride
    from Michigan

    Just giving it a bump to see if anyone else recognizes her. Thanks
  17. Any inside pic's? Dash,gauges,etc?
  18. FFFFrank
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
    Posts: 98


    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!
  19. Roy's ride
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
    Posts: 85

    Roy's ride
    from Michigan

    interior shots by request

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  20. PackardWood
    Joined: Aug 13, 2012
    Posts: 485

    from JoCo, NC

    Mack trucks, 9/11, RIP's, and boats, now THAT'S "hot rod"!
  21. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,853


    The interior is absolutely stunning!

  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,197


    It looks like the photos were borrowed from this article which sheds a bit more light on it.

    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.
  23. Goodlife
    Joined: Apr 12, 2010
    Posts: 181


    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.
  24. myktrans
    Joined: Jun 27, 2012
    Posts: 79


  25. i know nothing about it except that thing is hot and i would give up part of my manhood to own it.
  26. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,137

    from California

    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.:)
  27. 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.
  28. fef100
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 168


    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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