Thanks to fellow WoodyBoater Scott Patterson for sending us in this wonderful WhatIzIt request. Now, the most interesting part of all this is how Scott starts this. With A “Sir”, a Sir.. What the? I am a week away from turning 60 and I just got my first “Sir”. And get this, Scott ends this with a “Thank you for your time! “Respectfully” I am so confused. What does someone like me respond to someone being polite? On the internet? I have forgotten, Horrice? Are you reading this? Sir? Respectfully Woody Boater? Anyway, enough of my polite dribble. Here is Sir Scott Patterson!
I have put in many hours trying to research the proper make, model and year of our boat. I have come up empty so far. I reached out to ACBS and you were recommended due to your standing in the local boating community. I would be indebted if you could help.
My father-in-law gave my wife his boat about 2 years ago so I drove out to Wisconsin and brought it back to upstate NY. He was adamant that the boat is a 1970 Sportkraft. He made sure to reinforce to me that it was with a K and not Sport Craft with a C. All Of the internet research that I’ve done tells me that there’s no such manufacturer.
Our boat is 19′ 6″ long. It has an aluminum riveted hull. It has a cuddy cabin that only comes up about a foot above the fore deck. This part of the design of the boat, coupled with the design of the wooden “spray catchers” as I call them, has made me come up short in my quest for identification. The spray catchers appear to be original to the boat as Pops never had much money so I don’t believe he would’ve taken the luxury to add those. Plus, my wife is pretty sure they were there when she was a little girl.
Finding out the true yr/make/model is important to us as the boat needs a ton of work. We are in a position financially to get the work done but we want to honor Pop and the boat and restore it as much as possible.
I’ve attached pictures of the boat in its current state. I’ve taken the liberty to add some pictures of the framework under the roof of the cuddly and the transom area in case they might help with identification.
Thank you for your time!