We got this great email in from Russ Whitford who is clearly jazzed about his new Woody Boat. It’s cool as all get out , dang I love stuff like this..Here is Russ’s email..
I was given your name by the people at Aristocraft Boats. I bought the boat pictured two weeks ago and don’t know who built it. There are no markings or plaques of any kind on it. The windshield reminded me of Aristocraft Boats.
This boat was stored in a heated garage for 50 years. It is like a new boat. The past owner’s widow said it was built in 1954 but that’s all she knew about it. Construction is board/batten and the bungs are putty, not plugs. I’m certain it was never re-varnished or even the bottom re-painted. The masking line on the waterline stripe is clearly only one masking job.
The original engine was an Evinrude 30 but it is missing. There are the controls and a manual in the glove box. But nothing about the boat itself. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t home built because the joinery is exceptional.
Would you or your website be able to help me identify this boat?