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  • 1950's Wagemaker Wolverine wooden boat restoration ...

    Howdy iboats crew ! Well I told myself if I ever found and had the opportunity to restore an old wooden boat that I was going to give it a go .. I had a couple old boats that had crossed my path but they never panned out .. Luckily I didn't get one of those . I guess things happen for a reason sometimes . I found this old gal on c/l .It has been in the same family since new .. The story is it was won in a lottery or raffle ticket by the uncle of the nice lady I got it from ..
    Not sure the exact year but in the 50's . The boat seems to be in very good condition for it's age . She told me the only water it has been in was Lake Michigan .
    She has some old photos of it that she was going to send me when she can get to it . In the process of moving so everything is boxed up .. I really want to restore it to it's original condition as best I can . Here are a few pics .





    Made the trip home with no problems ..
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  • #2
    Came with the original motor !


    Still got some other things in the fire so she will need to sit for a while till I can get to her but I wanted to go ahead and get a thread started ..
    Any and all are welcome to tag along and help me bring her back to her former glory !
    I don't know much about restoring wooden boats but together I know theres enough knowledge here to steer me in the right direction ...
    Happy New Year everyone !!!!
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    https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ve-the-manatee
    https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...at-restoration

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    • #3
      Very cool to see you got this boat and plan on giving it a second shot at life. Subbed!
      Dillon Laker 16.5' (modded from 14') w/'84 Mercury 115HP inline 6. Build in progress.
      Link to build thread: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...ld-mod-project

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      • #4
        Holly crud super cool boat anf engine. Cant wait to see progress on her

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        • #5
          so didi it have forward reverse and neutral? grats on getting her home , I'm jelly for sure
          project: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...r-2159-hardtop
          Previous project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rint-bass-boat
          Previous previous project/conversion https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rsion-splashed

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          • #6
            Awesome Sam... I know you will do her right! That's 1 smart looking boat.
            KC
            Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
            1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
            https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
            https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump
            www.flotationfoamsolutions.com

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            • #7
              Very cool
              Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

              1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

              Past Boats
              1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
              2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
              1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

              What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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              • #8
                Best of luck with her. Hanging on the back of the boat so it can be seen the outboard looks pretty good! No re reverse on that, .. only start and go. Peter Hunn's book will give you the year of the outboard, or post the SN and I'll look it up for you. Very Nice.

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                • #9
                  That's gonna be one pretty gal!




                  Looking forward to this build.
                  Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
                  1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
                  https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
                  https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump
                  www.flotationfoamsolutions.com

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                  • #10
                    Thanks everyone ! Got the inlaws coming over today so been a little busy .
                    Pondering where to start on the restoration the inside or outside first ... I know it all looks good other than 2 spots on each side of the bottom hull right where the bucks of the trailer are . A small crack has formed there and not sure how to tackle it .

                    I'll get the ser number up on the motor later when I get the chance .
                    Cheers !!!
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                    '64 MFG Rebuild
                    MFG forum thread https://forums.iboats.com/mfg/64-edin...ay-524708.html
                    https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ve-the-manatee
                    https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...at-restoration

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                    • #11
                      Wish i could tell you something on that. I am a glass boater. Love the wood boats but are completely afraid of them.

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                      • #12
                        very cool! Following along for sure.
                        2002 20' Hydra-Sports 202DC 200HP Yamaha HPDI
                        1976 18' Starcraft SuperSport 90HP Evinrude
                        Restoration thread https://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=357767

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                        • #13
                          your new hobby
                          project: https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...r-2159-hardtop
                          Previous project https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rint-bass-boat
                          Previous previous project/conversion https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...rsion-splashed

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                          • #14
                            I would love to get my hands on one of those old woodies!! Great find Sam!!! Tagging along for the ride!!!
                            Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid." ― John Wayne

                            1968 Glastron GT-160

                            1995 Crownline Interior Restoration

                            My 1992 Glastron 1900

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                            • #15
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                              Thanks Cor ! Somehow it just stumbled upon me .
                              Trying to find a good pic of the windshield ... In an earlier pic was the windshield brackets .. Really glad they were wraped up in a rag in the bottom of the boat .. You think I could make the shield out of lexan or would a glass shop be my best choice .

                              You see this one has the space in the middle . Unfortunately I only have the 3 brackets ...
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                              https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...at-restoration

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