Fellow Woody Boater Don Hass picked this little varnish sucker up a month ago and is wondering WhatIz It? Now….. this is Dons first woody… insert awkward giggle here….. Ok, back to aduthood, anyway this is Dons first foray into this. And is not just asking what it iz, but I am sure some will have some opinions on it. Here is Dons note to us all. Take it away Mr Hass.
A couple of months ago I picked up a “free” mahogany outboard runabout from Craig’s List here in southern Oregon. Initially I thought it was a 50/60s vintage based on the Evinrude controls that were on the boat. It seems however, the boat is from the 30s based on the oval steering cutouts on either side of the transom and that it is a batten/seam construction, Airondack style seats . The planking seems to be in pretty good condition. The deck needs to be completely replaced though. I am currently in the process of replacing the inner plywood transom and transom knee and various other parts I found back there.
I have attached a couple of pictures in hopes of finding out what I have. The cutwater is quite distinctive, have not seen another like it in my internet browsing This is my first wooden boat, hope my learning curve keeps up.
Thanks, Don Haas