This boat was built by U.S. Plywood, also known as Algoma Plywood & Veneer Co. and now Algoma Hardwoods. The company has been in business for more than 100 years and had a line of cold molded Mahogany boats.
This boat was built by the company for promotional purposes. U.S.Plywood built many designs for fishing and pleasure. They also built boats by contract for the U.S. Government.
This is a one of a kind production built, cold molded, Mahogany 2 cockpit runabout from US Plywood.
Three of my Uncles worked for US Plywood and helped design and build this boat. One of my uncles took this boat out for the sea trials. They also helped in the docking design of 2 pedestals that attached to the brass fittings on the boat. This allowed the boat to move away from the dock and it would roll with the seas and not touch the dock. I will include the dock pedestals.
I also have the original crib the company used when it was displayed in the building.
This boat has been in my family since before I was born in 1959.
This boat has 157 original hours on it. Since I acquired it, I have only put 14 hours on it. This was with the help of one of my uncles showing me how to properly maintain and check all functions. (I know it does 41MPH with just me in the boat.)
It was stored for 22 years without being moved prior to me using it. It was then stored for another 23 years without being moved.
This boat is completely original with a Gray marine fireball 4 engine, dual downdraft carbs, and 90hp. It has a bronze prop, spot light, dual fuel tanks and seats 5 adults.
Many people have asked why the hull was painted white and not done in varnish. I was told by my Uncles, that USPlywood decided to paint it because they were going to keep it in the river in Algoma for test rides. They wanted it to be of less maintenance. You can see the original bronze name plate that was hand made by peening the metal.