View Full Version : Need Help Identifying My Boat

05-07-2013, 08:16 AM
Hello Everyone,
This is my first time on here. I just bought an all wood boat but I don't know what it is. The only markings is an emblem that says Continental. I believe the wood is mahogony. It has two windows on each side of the front of the boat. It also has a convertible type canvas top. The boat is about 15' long. I have looked for hours and can't find anything. Any help would be appreciated. I am planning on restoring. I have already removed all the hardware and have begun sanding.
I am not able to load the pictures on here for some reason, but i can email them i guess.

wizbang 13
05-07-2013, 08:43 AM
pics need to go to flickr, or photobucket, even facebook works. link em up , we can help

05-07-2013, 09:00 AM
Here's how to post photos on this forum:

FIRST - Don't attach photos. Only a tiny version will display.

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THIRD - Once posted on the web, right-click the photo to "Copy Image Location", or drag the photo to another browser window, then copy the image URL (web address) which will end in ".jpg". You can test by pasting the photo URL into the location field (http://* ) of a web browser and see if the photo displays. Remember that this process will not work for photos located just on your computer, on members-only Yahoo groups, or on Facebook unless set to "Public" view.

(In Flickr - You usually have to first click the photo to bring up the black-framed viewer, then click the "View All Sizes" link near the top right. Then you can get the image URL by right-clicking the image. Alternately you can go to the Actions menu on the upper left, then select "View All Sizes".

A. In any "Reply" window you can click the "insert image" icon --> a little yellow square icon with a dot at each corner, a tiny tree in the center.

Depending on browser version and Reply/Edit status, this may bring up a simple window with a field to paste the URL into, or the "Add an Image" window described below.

B. If the window titled "Add an Image" comes up, click the "From URL" tab, paste the URL of the photo in the field, deselect the box for "Retrieve remote file and reference locally", then click the "INSERT IMAGE" button. The Forum software will resize some large images, so look at your post to see the actual displayed images.

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05-07-2013, 09:20 AM

I am really having trouble loading these. The above is a URL. Maybe you can hi lite it and right click to open it

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05-07-2013, 09:26 AM
The guy i bought it from said it is from the 40's, it belonged to his grandfather.

Gib Etheridge
05-07-2013, 09:26 AM
On Flickr; Right click on the photo. Select medium 500 or medium 640. Right click on the new image and copy. Paste into the reply box.http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/8717754190_78cdcebdd4.jpg

05-07-2013, 09:49 AM
Gib, I did what you said, and it doesn't work for me. Not sure what else to do.

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05-07-2013, 10:05 AM
I believe the outer wood is either a mahogany or oak veneer. A guy sent me an email and said he thought it might be a plywood boat. Would it be considered a plywood boat even if it had no plywood, except for the floor?

wizbang 13
05-07-2013, 10:20 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7306/8717754154_2c078f9397_c_d.jpgIt looks all ply to me. But I dunno what she is.

wizbang 13
05-07-2013, 10:21 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/8717754090_69084b1c9f_c_d.jpgmaybe hot molded?i don't think 1040's, more like late 50's early sixties.that is the vintage of the engine. decent outboards were not common until 1956.

05-07-2013, 10:48 AM
i don't think this is the original motor. the speedometer says Sea Breeze by Montgomery Wards. The motor is about a 59 model Evinrude Starlite 450 50hp

wizbang 13
05-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Montgomery Ward used to sell Aristo Crafts painted in MW colors, red and white. Maybe they also sold other makes under their name, and maybe this is one?

shade of knucklehead
05-07-2013, 08:14 PM
chris craft continental maybe?

Hunky Dory
05-08-2013, 05:28 AM
The Continental script looks just like the one Lincoln used in the early 60's. But it might not be original to the boat

Peter Malcolm Jardine
05-08-2013, 05:39 PM
It's not a Chris Craft.... It looks like a hot molded ply boat out of the 50's .... Andreas JR would be the guy I could think of to identify it.

05-08-2013, 07:14 PM
Yeah CC had Continentals but I don't think any looked like that. She will be pretty fixed up

Lew Barrett
05-10-2013, 12:20 AM
Peter is right of course, as Chris Continentals are neither plywood nor outboard powered. This one's a mystery.