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    Default Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Really too small for our use, but it would be fun to putt around in locally...





    Looks to my untrained eye that it may have been powered by an inboard engine...



    ...or is that plugged hole for something other than a prop shaft?

    A quick glance below the transom didn't reveal a prop shaft opening, but maybe it's under several layers of paint?

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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    It's cute, kinda reminds me of a Poulsbo boat, and that sure looks like a stern tube for an inboard.
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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Poulsbo boat was my first thought as well.
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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Davis boat? I restored one many years ago for an owner in Alaska (one of the Davis family).

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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Sweet

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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    yes, very cute. She needs a little inboard put back in her.

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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Oh, yes. That's an Amish Rob powerboat, there. I pull out my Poulsbo plans every now and again and think about it. I still may, be day...

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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    What sort of inboard engine would be appropriate?
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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    A little Briggs or Wisconsin would do it, I think.

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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    What sort of inboard engine would be appropriate?
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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    That's gotta be a Poulsbo boat. Wouldn't they have run the shaft out through the back of the skeg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    That's gotta be a Poulsbo boat. Wouldn't they have run the shaft out through the back of the skeg?
    I think I can see where the shaft exited at the bottom of the skeg

    And I think such a boat would be really cool.

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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Here's a Poulsbo aft end for comparison. Seems to me the runout under the transom is a little flatter than the Poulsbo.


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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Does it look like the boat in the OP has had the shaft hole plugged and the transom cut down for an outboard?

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    Default Re: Tempting small wood boat in town...

    Yes, the transom is cut for an outboard. Didn't look for a rudder shaft.

    She seems to be getting a lot of attention around the harbor parking lot, so I suspect she'll sell soon.

    If we weren't planning to move in a couple years...
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