One of the cool things about this type of publication is that we can report in real time. So in a sense, if you are reading this, you are sharing in the discovery of hidden treasures as it is happening. The story on Barn Wood was only to be a one day deal. And then two. Late last night this came in. Smitty! While the folks from Lake Oswego Boat Co were inspecting the boat, this name came out of the past.. Presumably to tell the inspector, “Hey, I inspected this, and if my name is still here, I stand by it, so get out your can of varnish and do what ya gotta do.” OK , I am putting words in Smitty’s mouth, but it’s cool as hell that this sort of thing would pop up. And makes the journey of discover even more fun. So… Who is Smitty? Is he a worker, is it the ghost of Christopher Smith? Or was it the name of the boat? The writing looks a lot like some of the writing on many of the Hull Cards I have seen. If you know, comment away. We are now all invested in this, and while here on Woody Boater, we can all be in a little way, right there with Paul and Karen while they unrap this gift from the past.
7 Responses to “Barn Wood III- Smitty's Return.”
GEEK OUT WITH THE LATEST STUFF ON THE BOAT BUZZ
- What to put between planks?I have a 1964 custom ski boat . I looking for what to use between the […]
- staining blonde insert on transomHi allabout to stain blonde area on a 21 ft capri. The area of concern […]
- Step by Step Instructions Refinishing Lapstrake Sea Skiff HullI am about to undertake the refinishing of my 21' 1964 sea skiff […]
- Horn and horn vent 1964 Sea Skiff SportsmanI am attempting to restore my 21’ 1964 sea skiff sportsman to its orig […]