"Damm Yankee" PM-38
(West Central Florida)
I'm probably the one and only to build this boat twice.
My first build was when I was 19 years old in 1962 and then again in 2009.
The first time I built this boat I was only a kid and lived with my parents and two younger brothers on Long Island, New York.
I didn't have much money at the time and think I spent about one hundred dollars to build this boat.
When I finished her in the early summer of 1963, we installed a used 30 hp Johnson outboard that I paid $75.00 for.
I learned to water ski with this boat and motor combination.
Step by step instructions for building the PM 38 using modern plywood building techniques and materials.
Since I only weighed 175lbs at the time, it was strong enough to lift me up and out of the water.
My younger brother and I had a good time with this boat in the Great South Bay of Suffolk County, N.Y.
I used her all through the summer of 1963 and have many good memories.
I retired in 2009 and was looking for a project since now I had plenty of spare time.
So I decided to build the PM-38 again.
She took about 40 days to build and that included rebuilding the trailer.
Just to give you an idea of how inflation ran up the cost of building this boat, I paid over $100.00 just for silicon bronze fasteners (screws, ring nails and a few bolts).
I now live in Florida and can go boating year round.
My girlfriend and I have used the Damm Yankee many times on the rivers, lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.
It is still fun and the memories continue to grow.
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