Meet Dave Moore Of Northwood Boatworks In Alden Michigan.
Down a long country road at the end of the driveway lies an absolute Woody Boater paradise and a fantastic guy welcoming you. Funny thing about Michigan, no matter how cold it is up there, and it gets cold, it could quite possibly be the warmest place on earth. We have had some wonderful talks with Dave who by the way is a long time Woody Boater but to be honest, and I am embarrassed for not knowing Northwood Boatworks. It’s like not knowing about one of the cool old family restaurants in town that everyone else knows about. The good news is that we do now. And better yet, Dave has stuff, cool stuff and a passion for doing things right. Really right. As Dave says, “I reproduce the stuff no one does, Al Schinnerer of California Classic Boats reproduces some amazing things, and I reproduce the stuff he doesn’t.” Guys like Dave and Al are a huge part of the foundation of this culture.
Dave is well known for his award winning Chris Craft Tripples and other models. But today, we are here to drool and shop for very cool Chris Craft Fuel Sticks redone from a factory one Dave has, How about some remanufactured padels? Lovett Bilge pumps,rebuilt and tested.
Fuel pumps, Pike poles, elbows, dash plaques, all redone for concourse boats and in stock.
Feel free to email Dave for stuff. His email is on the website as is the phone number.
Here is a note from Dave. By the way, Dave uses all caps for everything.
“HI MATT, WHEN I REPLICATE SOMETHING I GO ALL THE WAY. IF ITS WORTH DOING THEN IT WORTH DOING RIGHT. I DO NOT MAKE HALF REPLICAS, SO EVERYTHING ON THE STICKS ARE RECREATED AS THEY WERE.
THE 1920’S -30’S MAPLE PADDLES SELL FOR $225.00 VARNISHED, THE POST WAR (PREWAR WILL BE AVAIL. SOON)
PIKE POLES SELL FOR $225.00 VARNISHED REPRODUCTION CLIPS FOR PADDLE AND PIKE POLE $18.00 EA. ALSO AVAIL NEW COTTON ENSIGNS, SEWN, 20X30 AND 18X24.
I JUST THREW IN A DASH NAME PLATE I ALSO REPRODUCE JUST FOR FUN. REGARDS DAVE”
Now that it I know where to get on the stick I guess I better get over and measure the tank.
Nice work Dave!
After your story on fuel sticks last week, I called Dave to place an order. We had a great conversation, and found out we have several mutual friends in the Michigan chapter. When Dave has my sticks ready, I am planning a road trip to Torch Lake to visit more with him at his shop. This story has me even more excited to see his shop!
I guess you could say that Dave is a ‘STICKLER”…
I literally stumbled on to Dave’s property one day visiting customers up in that area a few years back. I saw a couple of small directional signs (very small) that kinda of lead me to his driveway. His shop is way back from the road, so you got to be looking for this place to get there. BUT when you arrive, it is like pulling up into the 1950’s or 1960’s. Dave was very kind and eager to stop working on what he was doing and just talk boats. Todays pictures take me back to that day, and reminds me to revisit Dave this Summer to have a cup of coffee, and sniff the varnish. Thanks for todays trip to the Michigan North Country
What a treasure Dave is!
I suspect someone can save me a cold trip to uncover my boat in the back of the storage building. 17′, 1949 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout? Tank size?
Ask Dave, he knew mine was an 18.
Dave said the 14″ stick was what I needed for my 1947 17ft. CC Deluxe.
13×36.5 20 gallons
My 1948 CC 17′ Dlx has a 13″ tank.
hi denis, cc could have done almost anything. you will get a pretty accurate reading with the 14″ stick
Witch fuel stick are you calling a witch?
Please see our ABOUT section! HA. Thats a new one
Yeah. Take off your spelling/grammar critic hat before you even click on this site! LOL.. Leave it on the dock.
Rebuilt Chrysler Marine Hemi water pumps…mmmmnnnn!!!
I want some. 🙂