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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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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