The Wooden Boat Association of North Texas is participating in the White Rock Lake Boat Show in Dallas, Texas on September 19, 2015. I’m planning to bring my 1950 Thompson 14′ TVT Deluxe Outboard to show as a trailer display. I say a trailer display, as opposed to a water display, inasmuch as this boat has not … More Bright and Shiny
For the last week I have been working on removing the plywood hull bottom from my 1948 Speed Liner. As with nearly all the tasks associated with restoring these old wooden boats, it has been an arduous task. There are literally thousands of screws that have to be found, dug out, and unscrewed. Of course, very few … More Gittin’ Nekkid!
Yesterday, Patrice and I got my 1948 Speed Liner flipped so I could remove the hull bottom. I had understood from the seller that his dad, who was the original owner of this boat, had fiberglassed both the hull bottom and the hull sides. Certainly, he did the hull sides. However, as I removed the … More Strip Search
My 1979 Johnson Stinger 75 outboard motor arrived a couple weeks ago, and has been sitting in a crate on my driveway ever since. Finally, having tired of this huge, 34″x61″x46″ wooden crate taking up one whole end of the driveway I decided to dig the motor out of the crate. Before I could do that though, I needed to build a … More Thinking Outside the Box
In preparation for flipping my 1948 Speed Liner I called on Mighty Mouse Mozelewski, aka my girlfriend “Patrice,” to help me lift the boat off its dolly and set it on the driveway. With the dolly thus freed of its burden, I set about modifying the dolly by adding two rows of 5’x2″x4″ boards running perpendicular to the … More Flip or Flop