WOODIES: Wooden Pleasure Craft from Boating’s Golden and Classic Eras and much more. — RC Groups

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WOODIES: Wooden Pleasure Craft from Boating’s Golden and Classic Eras and much more.


A place for Woody fans to come and chat and strut their boats’ stuff.

Also a central place for a Woodies Thread and Article listing.

Woodie: A wooden hulled, usually varnished mahogany, powered boat, usually a pleasure, commuter, runabout, racer, cruiser or launch from the Golden Age of Boating or the post-war Classic Age of Boating. The definition usually excludes working boats such as trawlers, coasters or fishing boats . (Is this going to be an agreeable definition for everyone?)

Classic Fiberglass or aluminum runabouts from the Postwar, Classic Runabout Era are welcome.

Also included in our scope are the Pleasure Steamers and launches as were seen on the Ullswater, Windermere, Muskoka and St. Lawrence during of Steam’s Golden Age and are the roots of the gasoline powered ‘woodies,’ in function and use. The oldest mechanically powered vessel in the world, the S.L. Dolly . was launched in 1850, is a Woodie under our definition, indeed she could be looked at as the progenitor of all woodies that came after.

The model’s hull need not be wood, but the full sized prototype, in general, with the above noted exceptions, should be. There may be other special exceptions, of course. we wouldn’t chase the African Queen away ’cause the prototype’s hull was iron plate. — Your thoughts on this?

Looking for a particular boat?

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Certain boats have quite a following, mainly boats that have figured in the mass media or culture in some ways like Jack Kennedy’s Elco PT Boat, the 109, are famous for their exploits in life, others conversely, from the movies and TV like Father Goose’s Vrolijkheid , and the Minnow from Gilligan’s Island. Some, like John Hacker’s The Thunderbird or the Rivas have gained a following by being exquisite exemplars of the craft of boat-building and style.

Check the Build Lists below and see if your boat is there. If not, use the search function on the upper starboard side of this (and every) R/C Groups’ web page. Or, of course, feel free to ask in a posting.

Vintage Model Boat Ship plans

If you are loooking for Vintage Plans and Kit tracings, check out the Vintage Model Boat Ship plans Sticky Thread over in Dock Talk — Lots of interesting stuff!!

Chris Craft, Garwood, Hacker, Hackercraft, Ditchburn, Muskoka, Minett, Minett-Shields, Port Carling, W.J. Johnston, Port Carling, Father Goose, Vrolijkheid, Walter Eckland, Cary Grant, Chris Craft Custom Commuter, Custom Commander, Custom Cruiser

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