View Full Version : SWMBO wants one! Plz help me identify!

09-18-2011, 09:02 PM
Driving around Port Townsend today, we found this boat near the ramp by the marine consignment store. The wife was really taken by the design, and I like it too. But, what is it?

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/299265_1969587882490_1326750179_2721868_2130110780 _n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/313850_1969588282500_1326750179_2721870_117420121_ n.jpg

They want $1200 for this one, but Im not interested in this much of a project. It is ~25', plywood construction, 3.8L V6 with an OMC stern-drive.

I'd like to know what this is, or just what you would call this style so that I can find one thats more ready to go.

Thanks all,

09-18-2011, 09:18 PM
I'd call it a power dory. Here's something similar, (http://ecigpower.com/)but they come in all sorts of variations:


Ian McColgin
09-18-2011, 09:24 PM
It's a bit like a power dory but those do not have the V bottom forward. I remember lots of boats of this shape in the Pacific Northwest, where ability into the sea is of equal importance to ability to run a breaking inlet.

09-19-2011, 07:30 AM
A flat transomed Calkins Bar Tender?.....

Ian McColgin
09-19-2011, 09:11 AM
This type is much finer in the bow than the bartender. Wish I could recall the generic name.

09-19-2011, 11:02 AM
My first guess is a Tolman Skiff. (http://www.alaska.net/~tolmanskiffs/)

David G
09-19-2011, 11:22 AM

It's not a Bartender. It's not a Tolman Skiff. I don't think it's a Clippercraft. But it's similar enough to a Clippercraft that you might keep your eyes open for one. They were built in the NW up until a few years ago, and I see them for sale on CL, and at the marinas every so often. Another similar boat to keep your eyes open for is a dory from Nexus. Those come on the market sometimes. G'luck.

G. Schollmeier
09-19-2011, 12:49 PM
To my eye it looks like a Tolman. At least the basic shape is the same, as well as construction. They come in a lot of sizes, inboard and out board. Here is one with a little bigger cabin.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6166/6163572962_58dbfa7938_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/garyscholl/6163572962/)

09-19-2011, 01:24 PM
Nexus Marine? (http://www.nexusmarine.com/)

09-19-2011, 07:56 PM
If I could find a suitable Bartender, I'd be on it in a heartbeat.

Those Nexus marine boats look about right. Not quite as high of a bow as the one we found, but thats ok. I like the deep-V forward sections instead of the flat power-dory bottom.

Thanks guys. Youve been a big help.

Now I just need a bank to rob...

wizbang 13
09-20-2011, 08:32 AM
...Or get some cardboard and model your own S n G version! ( pesky frames)