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    Default Identify and restore

    Trying to identify and restore this old boat I got for 35 dollars at an estate sale

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    Welcome to the forum. Nice little outboard punt.
    Don't know who built it. There may be a makers plate on the inside of the transom or on the dash board.
    Wash and clean it inside and out. Un screw/bolt anything that will come off, then post photos of anything that worries you.
    If it is sound, sand it down and apply lots of coats of varnish.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I’d bet that the steering wheel and the chunk of firewood being used for a dash are not original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    I’d bet that the steering wheel and the chunk of firewood being used for a dash are not original.


    You could well be correct.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Cold molded Penn Yan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeadon View Post
    Cold molded Penn Yan?
    Probably hot molded if it’s as old as it looks I’d think? Did Penn Yan make any hot molded hulls?
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    Look like you made a great purchase. Welcome aboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post


    You could well be correct.
    Looking at that again, I am suspicious of those spray rails. Passing the brass stem band and crudely sawn off. Not original and fugly.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Laminated and not faired. But they could be faired.
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    The middle and rear thwarts look original, but not the forward one and that steering mess. Agree about the 'spray rails', cobbled on later. Likely it was a tender with a small O/B, but someone got bigger ideas.

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    Mahogany ply on a 45 like that. Possibly Dundee boat co.
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    I'd bet those forward spray rails were put on after the first outing with the new forward piloting position. The person who drove the boat on the first outing got wet from the nose-down trim. Looks like it would be a nice little boat once it is returned to its original configuration. I'd bet that the chunky breast hook and hardware are not original either.
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    I see an old Mercury in the background. You might get it running, but I'd advise against it. They spew smoke and oil at a horrible rate. I have one in the basement, and it's going to stay there unless a museum wants it.
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    Old two strokes ought to be banned. There's nothing nostalgic about pouring oil and unburned fuel into your local lake, or letting your kids lungs and brain absorb a nice rich exhaust.

    Row it, but leave the wheel in there for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post
    I'd bet that the chunky breast hook and hardware are not original either.
    The breast hook looks original to me. Too nicely shaped compared to the other additions. I agree that the hardware may have been added later. I would expect a bow thwart, but perhaps further forward.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    David suggested Dundee as the maker, but I’m guessing Dunphy. Some of the details are similar to these boats.

    https://boats-from-usa.com/dunphy/du...w-motor-263874

    https://www.ladyben.com/canoe-kayak-...y/view-details
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