This in from Ron Stevenson who thought it would be fun to share in the joy of discovery.
This is a 1940 16 foot lap clinker aka lapstrake. It is all copper riveted. This was a prototype built before the war. He always wanted to be a boat builder. But the war interrupted. After the war, were not sure how many more of these built but surely less than ten. One clue is the fellow lived in Sidney, British Columbia.
Denny Johnson met the fellow in the AOMC, the Antique Outboard Motor Club here in the Pacific Northwest. It was given to Denny before the fellow (another clue!) then in his late 80’s died. It is not a Thompson or a Lyman. The boat is a bit beamier (sp?) than most, and is great for use in Puget Sound So what is it?
Now here is the twist.. The answer is on our Facebook page.. HAAAAA! That’s right, if you have yet to like us on Facebook so we can beat the Antique Boat Museum, do it now, and you will get the reward of knowledge!