View Full Version : Old Town boats on eBay
11-02-2004, 09:44 AM
Found this on eBay, needs a some new planks on the bottom.
There is another one a lot like it, but not in need of restoration.
Anybody have an opinion?
11-02-2004, 07:52 PM
Well, I wouldn't buy a boat "sight unseen." But, assuming it is close enough to go look at and it's in decent shape and you want it, well, why not. Consider it a project, though. Replacing lapstrake planking can be a real bugger. You start out and the next thing you know, you're replanking the whole shebang!
Uneducated guess here, but it looks to me like you're looking at a complete rebuild of the bones of the hull. You might be able to save some of the planks from above the waterline, but I can't see repairing those rotted frames, and the wood in the middle of the bottom (please pardon lack of boatpart nomenclature), especially aft of the CB trunk, are shot.
11-02-2004, 09:22 PM
Yes, the more I look at them, the more I think that I'd have more fun and have a better boat at the end of it all if I just built Bruce Taylor's "Blackfly".
They seem to be about the same size and function, and I don't think I'd really save any time by trying to start with a repair job.
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