SOLD!

asking $19,900 or BRO

(restored value $37,500 )

    1956, 24' Wooden Classic

      Completely Restored!

 

                 Before                                    After

                 Before                                    After

 

Before

 

After

24' Wooden Boat (Mahogany) - Island Launch

 

After

 Original Mahogany Bench

 

 

Removable lattice work inside the back bench serves

as a floor to allow storage while still allowing access

to the gas tank

 

The "Original Bench" has been stripped

of old paint and restored with natural finish

 

Forward compartment with original design

 

Fiberglass & self draining sole with anti-skid

 

Center console

 

 

Wood inlay on engine box cover

 

Center console with GPS

 

 

 

Aft deck

 

Forward Deck

 

Wood trim has been brought to natural mahogany

and new glass had been installed

 

The Aft Deck

 

Full length spray rail

 

Fully refastened planking

 

Bronze rudder and prop

 

 

Scroll down to view complete rebuild process...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restoration-24'Hodgdon Picnic Launch-View Progress!

Meet Peter

Wooden Boat Builder

 

Several planks have been removed

 

Pulling the Hull back into shape

to counter the Hogging that has

happened over the years

 

Preparing by reefing out the old cotton

 

Rebolting the skeg with newly fabricated bronze bolts

 

Preparing the skeg for the new frames

 

Beginning the process of reframing by removing old frames and sistered frames

 

Original cracked frames cut and removed

 

Sawing of new oak frames

 

Steam bending the oak frames

 

Pre bending frames on a jig

 

 

 

New ribs clamped in place to cool

 

New frames

 

Bilges are primed and ready for the

next set of frames

 

 

 

Work continues on the framing

Engine beds complete and moving aft

 

 

The new ribs are in...and work on the

Transom has begun

 

 

 

Transom removed...complete reconditioning underway

 

Transom, made of Mahogany is brought back

to natural and finished

 

 

Work on the Hull begins...

 

All seams were reefed, so that new

 cotton and caulking can be added

 

New Cotton

 

Completed with caulking

 

 

 

 

The hull is completely restored, and primed

 

 Now it is deck work and bringing back all

of the Mahogany window framing and boat

trims back to a natural finish

 

 

Sole framing has been completed

 

Plywood and fiberglass sole installed awaiting

final anti-skid coat

 

Ceilings installed, caulked and primed waiting final

coats of paint

 

Removable lattice work inside the back bench serves

as a floor to allow storage while still allowing access

to the gas tank

 

The "Original Bench" has been stripped

of old paint and restored with natural finish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward Deck

 

 

 

Wood trim has been brought to natural mahogany

and new glass had been installed

 

The Aft Deck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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