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Conversation Between NedLloyd and stewkingjr
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  1. 11-02-2015 08:06 PM
    Oh,... And thank you for the corrections and added information, I would love to hear more.
  2. 11-02-2015 07:31 PM
    they told me the registration said "1928 King", but they didn't know what that meant. I was able to fill them in with a lot of information on where there boat came from. They also thought there was something quite wrong with her bottom and had some 'boat restorers' look at her and said the bottom needed complete rebuilding. I looked underneath and saw the typical King hook and was able to tell them she was built that way and there was nothing wrong with her. ....... Fast foreword to about 15 or so years ago and I saw her for sale in "Woodenboat". Unfortunately I was not able to follow up on that lead to her.

    Ned Lloyd
    (860) 963-7223
  3. 11-02-2015 07:29 PM
    Wow!!!! Stewart, I would love to talk with you about your families boat building!!! I always admired any and all King skiffs I ever came across. I would be glad to share anything I have with you, and would love to see pictures of more of your families boats.
    Something that may be of I terest to you,..... Probably 30 or so years ago I was poking around a boat yard in Mystic CT and came across an early lapstrake skiff that looked very familiar. When I complemented her to the owners and asked if they knew who the builder was ......
  4. 10-29-2015 12:14 PM
    (p.2 cont.)
    Along with the 28' sport fisherman was a stock 32' version that was not just extended but had a slightly different hull form to accommodate the additional length. While the earlier king boats did use scarfed planks, the later ones went to butt joints with a riveted block behind. The joints had 8 copper rivets and were always between the steam-bent oak ribs. Also, with the stem you have "steam bent oat" where you probably meant "oak".
    One of the king boats of this vintage made it to the cover of Life magazine; perhaps '62?

    The last boat was a double-planked carvel hull of mahogany and bronze screws and this one did have scarfed planking. With a couple of the smaller SeaMaster engines it was clocked at 32kts.

    Would it be possible for me to get copies of the pics you show? I don't have any of those and would love to add to the ones i do have. I could offer additional pics of boats across the years if you're interested.
    Stew King, Jr
  5. 10-29-2015 12:13 PM
    Love your history on jersey shore boating. I agree, you should write a book.

    I'd like to offer you a few updates on your piece on king boat works in highlands if i may. KBW was located on South Bay Ave, rather than Bay Ave.

    Some additional history: After Stewart died in '23, the business was operated by his two sons, Lester and George. Eventually Lester moved to Belford to open his own business. When George retired, it was run by his sons Stewart and Philip. The business closed when the bottom dropped out of the wooden boat market due to fiberglas.

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