What kind of boat is this?

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  1. BCBoater1
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    So, I did it I finally found a big project that I adore and I think I will have for a long time! Anyways... She is 36' long and has twin gas engines and is allegently capeble of doing 30 Knots. She does not have a wide beam (8' at transome I would say)
     

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  2. Rurudyne
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    Nice boat. Be sure to post pictures of her as you clean, and paint, and all kinds of stuff like that there.
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    What kind of engines? Are there any logos on the hardware?
     
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  5. philSweet
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    The odd runout may be a way to deal with the flair. If you try to taper the planks so they have less edge set, you can get some funny looking lines in the flaired bow. It's probably double planked, as well. That allows for plenty of strength to handle the the strong edge-set outer planking. Is it larch planking?
     
  6. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    Don't think it's a Garden,I've seen this before and fairly sure it's a Vancouver/Seattle boat-know the name but it escapes me.


    Tad will likely know....
     
  7. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    Yeah, double planked was what I was thinking also, but I don't think it has that much flair (compared to a Carolina hull).

    PNW or maybe a Northeast workboat builder; anyway late 50's to 60's hull form and details. One of the things about the plank run out is how long they are. There are few places (PNW/BC being one) where you can get mill cuts that long.
     
  8. whitepointer23

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    Have you checked it for rot because there are a lot of paint blisters and mould on it. It may be beyond economical repair. Or the photo makes it look worse than it is.
     
  9. JSL
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    That looks like it will need a lot of work so you might want to check if it is worth it. The hull side planks have not been spiled and this is a cost saving measure. Are the planks batten seam, caulked, or wedged?
    Brand: not a Chris Craft - perhaps?? Owens or Richardson. or a home build
    Check to see if it is(was) registered.
     
  10. Tad
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    Tad Boat Designer

    My first thought was JJ Taylor or Shepard, both professional yards in Ontario. But I don't think so. The Shepard's were batten seam and Taylor ran the topside planking "properly".

    But she appears almost certainly professionally built. And the likelihood is that it was a local (BC lower mainland) yard. Osborne Shipyard comes to mind, but there were many others.

    http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Boat_Builders.php

    The design is not a Monk. I think it's possibly a Thornton Grenfell, who is one of the guys who used this planking style. Thornton was well known as a designer of high-speed boats and they were built in a number of different yards, besides under his own name as Grenfell Yachts. There's probably a Grenfell owner's group you could contact and get more info about Thornton.

    Check for an ON# (Offical Number) carved into a beam inside the boat.
     

  11. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    ...I knew you'd have a good ides Tad. that's the name I was looking for.

    About 25 years ago when I was a kid, I'm fairly sure this is the boat my dad and I looked at with the owner.
     
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