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Driftwood

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YEAR: 1935

Jim Grand acquired this "project boat" in 1991, and commissioned its restoration over the

following 20 month period. The configuration had been changed 

somewhere in its history, and it was decided to deliver it back to its less practical, but original design as a 'gentleman's racer'.

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LENGTH: 18.5'

The original hull was used to fabricate new oak frame work, which then had a new encapsulated plank bottom fastened to. From there, the rotten sides were replaced one plank at a time. A book-matched mahogany strip deck was installed, just had originally been done.

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BUILDER: DITCHBURN BOATS

Powered by the original 21-stud Ford V-8 creating 85 HP. This is the engine Bonnie & Clyde made famous in their 1930's bank robberies. This boat is a perfect example of a simpler raceboat design produced after the depression in an effort to increase sales.

The Finished Product

The Work In Progress