1954 Old Town Runabout

by Jim
(Bolton Landing, NY)

I brought this beauty home on Oct 23, 2016.

1954 OT 13'6" Cedar Lapstrake hull with 50s Mercury Mk25E (electric start).

I plan some minor DIY hull repairs over the winter before next season on Lake George.

I am looking for recommendations for books or online resources to help me learn wood boat repair.

I have basic wood working skills and tools.

Thanks in advance.

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Happy New Year
by: Mike

Happy New Year to you and your 1954 Old Town Runabout and all who sail in her.

I would love to hear how you are getting on with her hull repairs.

That is why, I’d like to introduce you to the new, Wood Boat Net.

It is designed to make it easier to for you to tell us more about your Wooden Boat, to upload photos etc, put you in control of your content and most of all post updates as and when you wish to.

There is also a forum where you can ask/answer any questions you about Wooden Boats and join in the conversations.

So, please come on over and join our community of likeminded Wooden Boaters, we’d love to hear from you.

Cheers,

Mike

Looks good
by: Barb

I love the steering wheel.

I have a 1958 Runabout style too and am looking for a period wheel.

You're lucky to have such a great looking one already!

advice
by: Anonymous

You could definitely do a lot worse than just reading through the pages on this this site.

This is a very good place to see other peoples opinions on various topics which if you sit down on a wet night with a glass or two of whatever will allow you to reach your own conclusion.

Remember if it all goes tits up, make absolutely sure it was your own fault


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While the original system worked quite well as a one-off post, it didn’t allow for updating or posting new photographs etc.

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It is designed to put you in control of your content, make it easier to for you to tell us about your Wooden Boat, upload photos etc. and most of all post updates as and when you wish to.

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