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1950 Penn Yan, Car Top model, 'King' version
This little boat was the epitome of post-war American culture that was increasingly affluent and mobile. It was originally marketed as ‘a versatile motor-boat that 2 people could load on top of almost any car and go!’. It certainly was that and had to be a pretty fun ride as well when outfitted with decent motor. The boat below is the top of the line Cartopper King version, made with oak gunwales and transom as opposed to the standard spruce. This upgrade resulted in improved sturdiness allowing Penn Yan to suggest powering it with a 7.5 hp outboard rather than the normal 5 hp. Oars are not included since they are pretty generic and can be easily obtained at low cost.


Photos:
1919 Old Town Charles River

1919 Old Town Charles River 1919 Old Town Charles River


Boat Statistics:
Serial Number:
WXH506167
Length:
12 feet
Beam (maximum):
47 inches
Depth (max):
15 inches
Weight (approx):
125 lbs.
Color:
Dark Red


Woods:
Ribs:
White Cedar
Planking:
Red Cedar
Gunwales:
White Oak
Decks:
White Oak
Transom:
Red Oak
Keel:
1 " White Oak


Seats:
Seats & Seat Cleats:
White Oak with original marine ply inserts


More Photos:

1916 Old Town OTCA canoe 1916 Old Town OTCA canoe


Restoration Details:
  • Stembands and all Hardware - all original (except for some screws)
  • 8 ribs replaced, all other ribs and planking original
  • Transom recreated using book-matched solid red oak
  • All other woods are original
  • Interior Hull – 7 coats of Interlux Schooner Gold varnish
  • Exterior Hull – New #6 canvas, 4 coats of canvas filler, 3 coats of Interlux Epoxy Primecoat primer and 3 coats of custom Interlux Perfection
  • Gunwales, seats, deck and transom – 10 coats of Epifanes clear gloss varnish
  • The white stripe is hand painted and matches the original in both color and dimensions
  • The decals are original acetate stock

Defects Still Present:

  • There are 3 ribs with surface-only cracks. They have been epoxied and are as strong as the originals and replacements.
  • The color is not original Penn Yan Red. We felt that it was a bit bright, so decided to take some artistic license and go with a richer, although respectful, red.

Price: $3,800.00


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