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2002 Brightwood Boat Company Northern Light Skiff Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Ithaca Featured

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Overview

Price
2500.00
Type Of Boat
Canoe/Kayak/Rowboat
Make
Brightwood Boat Company
Model
Northern Light Skiff
Year
2002
LOA (feet)
14
Deck Material
Mahogany
Hull Material
Mahogany

Location

City
Ithaca
Province/State
NY
Country
USA

General

Boat Survey
Survey Date
Trailer
Yes
Trailer Make
Trailex
Trailer Model
SUT-500-2BC
Trailer Year
2011
Cradle
Winter Cover
Color of Canvas
Grey
Bimini (after)

Further Comments

Beautiful redwood mahogany boat that my father and I built from a kit between 2000-2002. I no longer have the space for it nor do I have the means to give it the little bit of TLC it needs and deserves.
 
The stitch & glue kit was based on a Northern Light Skiff pattern from John Gardner's "Building Classic Small Craft".  She is long and narrow at the waterline, and is a fast rower. She has served my dad and I well as a row trolling boat. Though not intended for open sea conditions or especially rough conditions, handles waves and chop well for her size. Stored indoors for most of its life. 
 
Includes trailer, 8' oars, oarlocks and cover.
 
Originally transported with a car top rack and we were able to lift it on top of our Jeep relatively easily just the two of us. When I inherited the boat I added a lightweight Trailex trailer (Trailex Product ID SUT-500-2BC) as my wife wasn't really able to help me lift it to a car top. Trailer is in great shape, perfect working order, less than 500 miles, includes spare. The trailer is actually designed for hauling two small craft.
 
Most of the work on the boat that is needed is cosmetic. It hasn't seen a lot of use the past 8-10 years but I did take it out several times the last two seasons with no problem. Was potentially going to take it out again soon but now with some of the exposed wood, it should really receive some care and attention before getting back on the water. With that said, it rows like a charm and could easily accommodate a trolling motor.
 
Great project for someone who enjoys working with wood. Probably just needs 20 or so hours before it's in tip-top shape again.
 
Maintenance needed (happy to share pics & further details about these items):
Missing tip of nose piece (purely cosmetic, I've used it a handful of times without this. Just didn't replace it because I don't have the tools or expertise.)
Keel has some very narrow strips of exposed wood just outside metal strips (minor fix)
The lower external stern section has a 6x8" section of epoxy that has separated and will need to be replaced/patched (probably the most critical item that needs to be addressed)
Nameplate area has separated from the stern (not a structural issue, mostly cosmetic - remove nameplate & motor mount and replace with new wood)
Some general sanding and new epoxy need in a few areas, mostly on siderails
 
I'm willing to include the cartop rack (if it would be helpful and fit your vehicle) and new cover as well (see pics).
 
Here are the details of the original kit. I also have the name and contact information from the owner and company that we purchased the kit from.
 
Length: 14'
Beam: 4' 4"
Depth: 24" (overall)
Weight: Approx. 100 lbs.
Load capacity: 3 persons, 600 lbs. total weight persons, gear
Configuration: Oars

 

The story behind this is that my dad and I took this on as a project when I was in high school. My dad really put a lot of love into it (and hours!) while I mostly was anxious to get it out on the water and fish. I inherited the boat after my dad passed away a few years ago and just haven't had the time to get out in it as much as I'd like. Hard to see it go but I think it's time to move on. Hoping to find a good home for it. 

This Boat has been Sold