Unknown Wood Boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by snowtires, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. snowtires
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    snowtires New Member

    Hello, i am new to this forum and don't know much about old wood boats.
    I picked this boat up out of interest in the shape of it, but so far cannot identify what it is. I am planning on restoring it, but there are no hull numbers that i can find stamped anywhere. The similar boats i have found are by Dunphy and Correct Craft, but i am unsure as this boat is left hand drive. and has an old flathead ford v8 engine with dual exaust. The engine is made in canada, and is specifically a marine engine it is dated as a 1961, although i thought ford stopped producing the flathead in the early 50's. Also the forward reverse transmission is a simplex and is made in Vancouver BC. I beleive it is made of cedar. If anyone can identify it that would be really neet. Thanks

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  2. artemis
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    artemis Steamboater

    :idea: The first place to start is with the registration number painted on the bow. The province/state where it is registered should have a title (much like an automotive title) that gives the information such as maker, etc. In fact you should get this title and have it transferred to your name - save problems down the road (or river, lake, etc).
  3. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    Cedar, when varnished, after a time usually looks orange, mahogany blonds out unless it's stained. Cedar is a lot softer than mahogany too. You can dent cedar with your fingernail.
    Can't identify the boat. Looks like you've got a project there. Have fun!

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