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length overall (LOA): 23
make / manufacturer: Clippercraft
model name / number: Kokanee
propulsion type: power
year manufactured: 1976

Like to fish and crab? I just caught a nice King salmon on July 4th. You could, too. A classic wood boat, great for fishing and crabbing, is up for sale. The boat is sitting on a 2015 Tuff aluminum trailer (TSA 5000T) with dual axles and disc brakes, and still under warranty with only local miles on it.

The ClipperCraft is a dory-style boat with lapstrake construction, built in Portland, OR. For more about ClipperCraft boats, see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ClipperCraft/info. The beam width is over 8 feet and handles well in rough water. The guy I bought it from took it regularly across the Columbia Bar to go salmon fishing.

The boat includes a 3.0 liter Merc Alpha One. The motor has been regularly serviced, including new cooling risers, water pump and thermostat. The outdrive includes a new transom assembly ($2k). Both engine and outdrive are running great, with solid compression, etc.

The boat includes a Mercury 9.9 hp Prokicker with a new carb and a new bracket. The boat has VHF, depth finder, GPS, anchor, etc.

The boat was purchased from a guy in Portland that replaced the transom and refastened all the laps with stainless screws through rub strips (see pictures). There was a leak found in the chine afterwards, but the structure of the boat was found to be solid by a marine shipwright. To save the bottom, the boat was glassed in 2017 up through the waterline (first lap). Not a drop of water is getting inside the boat now.

The topside of the boat needs to be replaced. An old wood boat sitting outside for years created rot around the window frames that has spread through the pilot house. Since the hull, bottom and transom are solid, fixing the top is all that is needed to make a solid boat continue to perform for years to come.

This is a great project boat to take on because the hull and mechanical parts are solid, it sits on a 2+ year old aluminum trailer, and the price is far less than the parts are worth individually. I've been toying with parting it out, but would prefer to see someone save it since all that work went into glassing the bottom.

Until it is sold, you can see the boat out fishing for salmon or crabbing in the San Juan islands. The boat is in Bellingham, WA.
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