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  1. banfield3rdgen
    02-22-2019 07:14 PM
    Hi, Mr. Lloyd. I really enjoyed your post from back in 2015 about the Banfield Sea Skiffs Works in Atlantic Highlands. I just came across it tonight.
    I am the granddaughter of Joseph E. Banfield, the owner. That was a nice post, and I learned a thing or two about his business. I had always heard that the "rum-runners" were some of his best customers back during prohibition. I can see that those runabouts and cruisers must have been quite useful. ;-)Thanks so much for posting! -- Mary Ellen DeSessa
    08-08-2016 06:59 PM
    Hi Ned.Your photo of a King Skiff with the old home in the background i think was my fathers boat.Looks like it was taken in Princess Bay on Staten Island New York.There were three King Boats built in the year of 1955 this one for my father,Bill Crane,one for uncle Gene and one for uncle Jack.The family had them built by Lester King,they were bear hulls,I helped as a boy to install the engines and running gear.they were wonderfull days.I will look for some old photos of the boats
    Terry Crane.
  3. sully1
    02-29-2016 07:11 AM
    Hi Ned
    I recieved your name on the hull truth site as some one who knew Jersey boats.I am looking to replace the emblems on the sides of the boat they are the HM lll JERSEY do you know anywhere I might find them.Iam at sully1 or917681063 Thanks for the time
  4. stewkingjr
    10-29-2015 11:14 AM
    (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. stewkingjr
    10-29-2015 11:13 AM
    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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  6. NedLloyd
    01-14-2015 06:18 AM
    devosurf, thank you!!! Hmmm, ... I will have to admit that unfortunately I have never figured out where the Campbell boatyard was in Neptune. I think I found it on google, a couple of blocks behind Kelly's tavern, would that be it? I would love pictures of the 'Redleg", I may have to plan a trip back to NJ to find her.
  7. devosurf
    01-11-2015 03:42 PM
    the redleg is at the old Campbell boat yard in Neptune city.its behind Kelly tavern neighborhood.
  8. NedLloyd
    12-12-2014 07:46 PM
    Glad you are enjoying the pictures. It seems I am about ten years older than you, so I was lucky enough to have grown up when these boats were still very much the boats to have. The Jersey shore was a great place to grow up.
    As long as there seems to be interest I guess I'll keep posting more pictures and history.

    Was your 28ft "Jersey" a glass or wood boat? If I am remembering correctly, the lapstrake wood "Jerseys" were actually built in the Far East (Korea I think). They weren't bad looking, but didn't have much beam so they must have rolled a lot. The glass "Jerseys" were known to have glass fuel tanks the weeped gas, so they had problems with getting insurance until the tanks were replaced.

  9. parker
    12-10-2014 11:05 AM
    Ned - thank you so much for posting the pictures of the Jersey Skiffs. Being 45 years old, I have a very vague recollection of those classics from when I was younger in Margate New Jersey. My family has had boats going back to the early 50's and I am always searching for old family photos. First boat I remember was a 1965 28 Jersey flybridge. What a POS! lol. Forget about it in a following sea. Spent a lot of time on a 1966 35 Carl Adams named the Mowe. Unfortunately, she met her demise about 10 years ago. Lots of funny stories though.


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    Wooden boats - esp the lapstrake Jersey sea skiffs, from the pound boats to speeed skiffs.


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