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Old 12-09-2014, 01:18 PM
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The one marked "1969", I see a boat similar to that out in Sandy Hook Bay sometimes.
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Old 12-09-2014, 01:18 PM
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In the later 60's Pedersen tried a new design that they labeled the "Bridge Deck Cruiser" that became a rather popular offering.

This was their first "Bridge Deck Cruiser"

And some more



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Very nice. Please keep sharing. I'm from the south but I like looking at old boats.
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Nice pics. Do you have any of a Colonial? I think they were built around Egg Harbor way.
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http://newhaven.craigslist.org/boa/4796780943.html

Here we go on craigslist free lol project anyone
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Hmm, ... curious who built her, doesn't look 'Jersey built'. At first I thought maybe a "Mackenzie Cuttyhunk" (built in Mass), but it looks like this boat has a soft chine & doesn't have the reverse lap bottom of a Mackenzie.

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I certainly remember "Colonial" boats, and have a bit of advertising literature for them. That's about it though.
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Default Zobel Sea Skiff

Not a sportfisher but My Finace had a 1956 22ft Zobel Sea Skiff that was built inRed Bank.Lapstrake boat that lived a long and happy life and is now at the NJ Museum of Boating in Pt Pleasant looking for a sponser to help restore her. It made it through Sandy but I think an old battery did her in. I'll post pictures soon.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:41 PM
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Zobel built a nice little boat. They built from the late 1930's to about 1972. Harry Zobel started building in Sea Bright, and then after a fire (just about 1956) moved the construction to Red Bank. As a small kid our mom took us for a tour of the shop in Red Bank in the early 70's. Zobel built from 18 to about 27 feet.
I'd love to see pictures of your fiance's, and to add them to my collection.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:27 AM
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Here is what I have for Colonial boats. They were carvel planked and therefore I never put them in a Jersey sea skiff catagory. Always thought of them as more of a Richardson / Mathews sort of boat.





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About Zobel's , ... It was Sept of 1956 that the Sea Bright shop burned to the ground. They rebuilt there, but moved the boat building portion of the busines to W. Front street in Red Bank, .....To this building, (which is now Red Bank Liquors.


Here are some Zobel skiffs dating from the early 50's to the early 70's.




A little 18 ft Zobel's


A later 50's Zobel "Sea Fox".






An early 70's Sea Fox. This model was also available with a flying bridge. (Always thought they were a bit small for that.)




And their signature wheel (as with many Jersey shore builders they also had their name as the pattern of the 'grating' in their transom vents).

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Back to Hans Pedersen & Sons, .. Here are some of their sport fishermen












This was "Blue Heron", built as the Pedersen family boat, For years they did a lot of cruising aboard her.
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Thanks Ned. The one my dad had was built in the late 50's and had different lines to her. It was 38' and had a flybridge on her.
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This is "Second Time", built in 1968 for a family on Bermuda. She is still there, and still owned by the same family.




This is her last year in Hamilton Bermuda. Still looks good.



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Wow, no pictures of any of the old wood Egg Harbors? They were beautiful boats!
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Ehhh, My interest really lies in Lapstrake construction and the real 'Jersey sea skiffs'. I am very familiar with both Egg and Pacemaker (very similar boats with almost a common background, based on the “C.P. Leek” boats). With the exception of the Egg Harbor 37ft sedan cruiser I don’t care a whole lot for them. They really hit the 37’ sedan cruiser right, that is a nice looking boat. ….. ok, so Egg did have some really nice looking sport fishermen too.
Both builders had some real manufacturing issues that routinely showed up in very young boats (cracked ribs, rotten transoms – transom planking was nailed directly on top of the last plywood building frame.)
I'll see what I have for them.

37ft Egg --- Good looking boat

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To the OP, Thank you for starting this great thread. So many awesome boats! Mine is classic but not in the same league as all these historic and beautiful woodies. As great as glass was and is for the masses these pix show character not found anymore.
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
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Lovely boat.
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Snooky? Pauly D?

Cool rigs Ned.
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