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1955 Wolverine Wagemaker (Tern)

Estimated price for orientation: 2 750 $

Category: Cruisers

Year: 1955 Use: Fresh Water
Make: Wolverine Engine Type: 2 cylinder Outboard
Model: Wagemaker (Tern) Engine Make: Johnson Engine
Type: Pleasure Engine Model: SPL28
Length (feet): 15 Primary Fuel Type: Gas
Beam (feet): 5.5 Fuel Capacity: 11 - 20 Gallons
Hull Material: Wood Hull ID Number: 6 14 55
Trailer: Included For Sale By: Private Seller

1955 Wolverine Wagemaker (registered in error as a 1958 by a previous owner). The boat is solid and mostly original but I have no history. New push-pull steering system and throttle/shift cables, new 12-gallon gas tank, battery, cushions, 10 coats varnish, deck seams are caulked (not painted) and care must be taken or caulk can smear under heavy foot pressure. Everything works and the boat comes with all Coast Guard required safety equipment to hit the water including 5 life jackets. Windshield is amazingly clear for its age. Has mast and signet flag for bow and stern light.  Engine is a 1989 Johnson SPL28, 30 hp and has zero hours from professional tune, set up and lake test for verification of engine and all controls - everything works to spec and boat is fairly fast for its age at 35mph.  The trailer is a 2002 Venture, tracks perfectly, bearings have just been packed. This boat is not perfect but is in top running condition, shows very well and is an example of a classic fifties Wolverine. Boat is stored in an air-conditioned garage but has cover if outside storage is needed. I’m sure I have forgotten something so please contact me with any questions. I have owned, restored and maintained wooden boats for nearly sixty years but it has become difficult for me to launch and maintain these boats anymore, so it’s time to move on – maybe I’ll try Nascar  Tennessee does not title boats or trailers, so transfer will be by bill of sale only. Will consider trade for solid pickup truck or interesting sport car or convertible. Thanks for looking