1939 Peterborough Gull Wooden Rowboat
$7500.00
Posted 1 month ago
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Description

This is a very rare, classic, lapstrake skiff. Peterborough built very few boats using this construction technique. I grew up in the Muskokas and know of only 3 others. The craftsmanship is exquisite.

White cedar planking on oak (perhaps elm) half round ribs with a 12" deep by 25" wide, transom and skeg. 16 feet long, 42 inch beam, and a depth of 15 inch at the centre (22 inches at the bow). Original basswood floor boards.

I bought this boat about 10 years ago. The previous owner was in the midst of restoring it, when a fire swept through his shop. The hull was safe, but some of the parts were destroyed. I also received no hardware with the boat. I put a lot of time, effort, and expense into making the missing parts (white oak), procuring hardware, and putting the boat back together. While I have thoroughly enjoyed rowing it in Swell Bay of Rainy Lake, it is now time to let it go for a new owner to appreciate.

In the past year, the keel and skeg were removed and re-bedded. The exterior has been freshened with 6 coats of Epifanes clear gloss varnish. A new and proper (concave back) half oval brass stemband and bow eye have been installed. I also made the rear seat backrest from some Peterborough Speedster backrests I had laying around. There are a few bangs, bruises, dark spots, and the seats have a few scratches from my dogs. While not pristine, this is still a valuable boat. Price includes one pair of original Peterborough spoon blade oars with new leathers and oarlocks.

I am more than happy to discuss the boat with prospective buyers. Please call Tom at (807) 276-4524. Ad will be removed when boat is sold.


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