Can this boat be saved?

by Barbara
(New York)

I recently purchased a house on a lake in New York and in the enclosed crawl space - cement floor - under the house was a beautiful wood boat.

My husband and I pulled it out last weekend.

We can't restore it ourselves but would like to sell it as a project boat to someone who can.

But we don't know if it's in a good enough shape to sell.

I've attached some photos and would welcome any thoughts/advice.

It's a 14 foot "Little Rangeley" handmade in Maine by RKL boat works sometime, I believe, in the late 1980s or early 1990s.

The fiberglass coating - forgive me for my improper use of terminology - is coming off in many places on the outside and in corners on the inside.

Plus there is about a 7 inch crack that affects two of the wood strips on one side.

I'm thinking it needs to be completely stripped and refinished and the cracked strips replaced but I don't know if it would be worth anyone's while.

Thanks!
Barbara









submit to reddit

Comments for Can this boat be saved?

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 08, 2014
think i found a boat will not know until the 11th
by: calAnonymous

It does not have a tender Barbra so if you have not sold it bie then put a price on it and we can talk hotrodstudie@hotmail.com

Cal

Think it can go in a box and be shipped.

I live in BC Ladysmith Vancover Island the boat I am looking at is in the USA 37 ft sail.





Jun 07, 2014
thanks!
by: Barbara

Thanks for the feedback!

I guess when you don't know what you're doing, everything looks like a big job.

We'll be putting it up for sale.... any suggestions on pricing?

I can't find any others in this condition for sale on the Internet....





Jun 03, 2014
Not a dinghy!
by: Tery Haymond

This boat evolved for lake fishing usually with a hired guide who owned the boat.

A dream to row and a stable enough fishing platform, trolling or fly fishing.

This boat needs some work but not a lot.

It is worth a lot to the right people.

Keep it dry and ventilated.

DO NOT USE AS A PLANTER!





Jun 03, 2014
this boat would make a grate tender for a sail boat
by: cal jarvisAnonymous

Barbara if your not into boats it will be a simple sell.

My daughter and I did up a twenty ft open sail boat in two weeks of nights, its not hard its a project.

Don't put flowers in it, gems should be worn.

Hang it in your living room.

There are colectors out there.

good pictures, what a find, keep it dry





Jun 03, 2014
Definitely Worth Restoring
by: Mike

Oh yes, Barbara, she is definitely worth restoring.

I know it’s hard to sure from looking at photos but she doesn’t appear to be in bad condition.

Not only is she a beautiful boat but a fairly valuable one too.





Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Questions and Answers.

Want to add more photos?

If you are having problems uploading Photos or would like to add more click on this link for the Upload Form.

You can upload as many as you like and there is no need to resize them.

You might like these

Recent Articles

  1. Boat Week hailed as big success

    Aug 15, 19 02:51 AM

    The Vaila Mae and Far Haaf in Lerwick Harbour. All photos: Shetland Amenity Trust/Shetland Boat Week

    THE ORGANISERS of Shetland Boat Week have hailed this year’s event as the most successful yet.

    Over 500 people flocked to Hay’s Dock in Lerwick each day during the family-friendly event, which took pla…

    Read More

  2. Neil Pryde Small Boat Sails

    Aug 15, 19 01:15 AM

    Neil Pryde (Formex) Main Sail 42 sqft, Marconi - Luff: 11' 2 and 7' 10 foot. Either Red Stripe on white with white Scamper 60 graphic or yellow & white

    Read More

  3. UL education counselor and granddaughter build sail boat together

    Aug 14, 19 04:50 AM

    © Provided by Irv Esthers Irv Esters and his granddaughter Arya Esters pose for a photo in the middle of the boat they built together.

    If there's one thing Irv Esters enjoys more than sailing, it's hanging out with his only grandchild.

    Over the last six months, the University of Louisiana Lafayette department head of counselor educati…

    Read More