What Boat is this?

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What Boat is this?

Post by tgauthier » Wed May 02, 2012 10:31 am

Does anyone have an idea of the make / model / manufacture of this boat.

I purchased this boat to have a restoration project but I am not for sure of the make. It does not have any data plate or signs of manufacture. It does have a coast guard data plate that states it will hold up to a 60 hp outboard and 1200 lb weight limit.

The guy who I got it from stated it was a " 1956 Wolverine" made in Saginaw, Mi. but has no proff of his claim. I know there was a company in Saginaw who built wood boats named, Germain Boat Company but I can't find any information about them on the internet.

Thanks in advance for help with my research.

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Re: What Boat is this?

Post by ttownshaw » Wed May 02, 2012 1:43 pm

It looks more like a home built to me....but dunno.
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Re: What Boat is this?

Post by pamelalynne1 » Wed May 02, 2012 4:22 pm

It has the lines of an old Thompson.

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Re: What Boat is this?

Post by travis24 » Wed May 02, 2012 4:48 pm

Ted,

Not totally sure how the whole timeline works but I think it goes something like this . Cadillac Boat Company in Cadillac Michigan est 53' built aluminum and wood boats then around 58' the company went under new ownership of Wagemaker Co. of Grand Rapids and the 58' models were advertised in the 58' brochure of Wagemaker Wolverine Boats. What seems to be going on over there is there plans for a " Boat House" soon?

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Re: What Boat is this?

Post by vupilot » Wed May 02, 2012 5:40 pm

How are ya Ted? Im just guessing here but the hull looks like a factory built boat of some kind but the deck, windshield and seats kinda appear different enough that they look like something added by a homebuilder later on. The hull looks similar to a PennYan I recently saw stashed away in a hangar at MQJ but a monkey's guess is as good as mine.

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Re: What Boat is this?

Post by tgauthier » Wed May 02, 2012 5:54 pm

Yes, the seats, floor boards and steering wheel were done by a home builder.

Maybe this will help... I found this stamped on the inside of the transom.

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Re: What Boat is this?

Post by pamelalynne1 » Thu May 03, 2012 4:25 am

Several companie built lapstrake boats in the 1950's including:Penn Yan as Dave mentioned, Thompson, Lyman, Cruisers Inc, Chris Craft and others. Wolverine boats were actually mde by Cadillac and were molded plywood. I have never seen a Wolverine lapstrake. I had a Whirlwind which was basically the same boat as a Wolverine when I was in high school.
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Re: What Boat is this?

Post by Boatboy88 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:01 am

There was a boatmaker in new york that made lapstrake hulls. Richardson was the name but I'm not all that familiar with the hull shape etc.

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