Hello everyone, the name's Justin. I live in rural Wisconsin, near Madison. Just picked up this little boat that I plan to renovate with a few custom parts. It's in great shape except for a few areas. The hull is solid.
Thing is, I have no idea who made this boat! Maybe you guys can help me out. The previous owner has no idea and the owner before him didn't either.
It's 14 feet long and about 5' 6" wide. It has this on the inside.
In my research I found that Cadillac did in fact make boats at one time, but those were aluminum or fiberglass as far as I can find.
There is also a sticker on the transom that I can't quite make out. It might say Anderson Marine and Sport, and Chicago, Ill. Here's a bad picture of that.
The hull is 1/4" ply and there's very little structure inside, but feels very sturdy.
Anyway, this is my first go at a wooden boat. I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions but I feel very confident and excited about this. I've all the loose paint and varnish scraped off and am going at it with power tools now. I have the port outer hull cleaned and sanded and it looks really nice. I also have it mostly gutted, the front deck off and other bits and pieces.
Here are some pictures of how it looked when I got her home.
Thanks for looking!