"My boat was owned by Mahogany Bay, and was sold through the Warner Collection auction in Oct. 2010 (she is listed in the auction catalog as lot# S43). It was listed as a 1957 Chris-Craft 18' Sea Skiff and was sold to Brightwork Boat Works/Madison Boathouse at that auction, along with its nicer sistership. I bought the boat from them in May, 2011 and plan to begin an authentic restoration this year, I love it!
It was actually built in late 1954 as a 1955 model. She originally had a yellow hull and was sold new by Minnetonka Boat Works, and seems to have stayed on Lake Minnetonka until Mahogany Bay sold her."
This boat enthusiast contacted us through our website and was able to have a personal consultation with Mr. Warner regarding his vessel. We are so pleased to provide our boating family members with any information and details that they may want or need. We want to thank him for his time and his participation in the blog, allowing us the use of his information and photos is a great treasure to be able to share with our customers and site visitors. We are always open and looking for stories and photos from our boating family, so feel free to submit and you too may make the MAHOGANY BAY BLOG!
Abaft- toward the stern
Abeam- on the side of the vessel, amidships or at the angles.
Aboard- within, on board the vessel
Aft- near the stern
Ahead- in the direction of the bow
Amidships- in the center of a vessel, either with reference to length or breadth
Anchor- a device for gripping the bottom to hold a vessel in place
Astern- in the direction of the stern. The opposite of ahead.
Ballast- heavy material, placed in the boats bottom to increase stability
Barnacle- a shell-fish often found o a vessel’s bottom
Batten (seam)- wood strip placed behind a planking seam to prevent leaking
Beacon- a post or buoy placed over a shoal or bank to warn vessel’s of danger. Also a signalmark on land.
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