At dublhawl we have a thing for small boats with character. They're cool and catching fish out of them is even cooler. We like these and want to show 'em to you.
The first photo on this page is a old Canadian camp boat made in Ontario by a company called Geisler and Sons. We called them once to see if they would be willing to part with a set of plans. They told us all these boats are made on a 100 year old mold that the original Geisler built. There are no plans.
The green aluminum jon boat was my grandfather's. Its not rare by any means, its an old Montgomery Ward's Sea King, there were only about a million ever made. He tells a story about one of my old grade school math teachers that once borrowed the boat. After the 50th attempt to start it, the 2-stroke motor's pull cord broke and the boat drifted off without power, math teacher aboard. It was then that the boat got its official name - The Sea Cunt. Apparently its been reincarnated in Florida, and parked out in front of a trailer in the lower keys.
The cedarstip canoes and drift boat were family builds, in the garage, when the kids were little. Some dads take their kids to theme parks. I subjected mine to wood strip construction lessons.
The dirty aluminum boat, and its later picture with a painted green bottom, was found sunk at the bottom of a small lake near our home. We dubbed it the "knot mine." If you think it might be yours, email us and we'll let you know where it is now.