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1903 TRUSCOTT "16-Foot Round Stern Launch" , i.e. "fantail". Used Classic Wooden Boat For Sale in Okoboji

Overview

Price
18000.00
Type Of Boat
Make
TRUSCOTT
Model
"16-Foot Round Stern Launch" , i.e. "fantail".
Year
1903
LOA (feet)
16
Hull Only (ft)
Hull with Platform (ft)
Hull with Platform and Pulpit (ft)
Draft (ft)
Beam (ft)
Deck Material
White oak
Hull Material
Cypress on oak
Superstructure Material
Oak cockpit and panelling

Location

City
Okoboji
Province/State
IOWA
Country
USA

Engine

Engine Make
Kermath
Engine Model
"3 hp."
Engine Year
Horsepower
3
Cooling
Fuel Type
Gas

General

Boat Survey
No
Survey Date
Swim Platform
No
Trailer
Yes
Trailer Make
Trailer Model
Trailer Year
Cradle
No
Winter Cover
No
Dinghy
No
Dinghy Make
Cabins (number)
Air Conditioning
Yes
Heater
Yes
Wet Bar (With Sink)
Yes
Dry Bar (No Sink)
Yes
Head
Manual Head
Not Specified
Electric Head
Not Specified
Fire Extinguisher
Not Specified
Color of Canvas
Green/white stripe
Bridge Enclosure
No
Bridge Cover
No
Bridge Enclosure
No
Convertible Top
Yes
Side Curtains
No
Drop Curtain
No
Bimini (after)
No
Camper Back
No
Tonneau Cover
No
Deck Enclosure
No
Windshield Cover
No
Sleeps (Number of People)
Holding Tanks (total number)
Water Tanks

Further Comments

This extraordinarily-graceful and quite rare classic fantail launch is in mid-restoration with all new steamed white oak ribs (56), floors, keel, deadwood, sternpost, and stern sheer plank and framing. The stem has been re-set. Otherwise ALL wood is original to boat. The Engine is an early replacement with original Truscott drive. All replacement fastenings are either copper rivets, or silicon bronze, the latter almost all beeswax-coated. All hardware (except bow light) is original, including patented adjustable hardware for striped/scalloped canopy (in tatters, but suitable for pattern). Fine delicate carved trailboards. All parts are bundled and tagged. There is a detailed inventory, and an extensive written description has been drafted. Included is a 1905 Truscott catalog, and c. 1922 Kermath parts list, diagram and manual (all reproductions). Many photos documenting restoration progress are available. Almost all the parts are original to the boat, and almost all of those parts are restorable by the meticulous restorer. A less complete twin to this remarkable boat is displayed on the main exhibiion hall floor in the famed Deutches Museum in Munich; and identical or near-identical launches were supplied by Truscott to the 1903 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
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