Basketcase Peterborough rowboat restoration


Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes
Back in the game after a few years off. Gil Cramer sold me this 1950'ish Peterborough Campmate basketcase for a small sum several years ago, and it has sat in the basement. Eighty percent of the stip planking will remain, everthing else will be replaced. Over 100 new ash ribs are being bent and installed presently. When the ribs are completed and she has her shape back, a new transom, knees, keelson, stem, in/out wales,garboards, deck, etc will be installed.


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That will be a cool boat when done! I have a 1954 Peterborough Royal runabout I got a few years ago which has been "hanging fire" since. I got 1/2 the ribs out and new ones bent, then I stalled out. Good luck with your project!