1964 Dunphy 16' Runabout Project REDUCED PRICE
Powerboats / Posted 4 weeks ago / 207 views
The Dunphy folks built fine workboat fishing and sport craft for over 100 years in Wisconsin, first in LaCrosse, later in Oshkosh; the company closed in 1964. I believe this is one of their last model years, though I do not know the exact build year or model.
A distinction of the Dunphy line is that they were years ahead of their time in building lapstrake boats using plywood planking. This boat has a remarkable hull in fine shape. About six of the steam-bent white oak frames need replacement, and some less important wood repairs are needed. The handsome windshield frame is usable with minor work. The decks are covered in a vinyl skid-proof material, that remarkably is still available from the original supplier; it appears (from some old ad copy), that the decks were typically white, and I think that’s what we have here. I would pick a different color, but the fabric looks like a good choice.
It comes with a 40HP Johnson outboard, which may have been original to the boat. I have not had it running at all; I was told by the previous owner that “it shows good compression”; you can take that with any credibility you choose. The trailer is functional in all ways.