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Call Boat Owner Terry 360-430-3616.

Basic Decription: Great Antque Tug boat.

Restoration project 65 to 75 complete.

The hull is Douglas fir on oak.

Has a 1951 GM Cleveland 8-68A diesel motor, TWW disc MG 34D.

Engine runs like a Swiss watch.

An auxillary engine is a Detroit 171 diesel (early model), has a closed cooling system using anti-freeze, Robertson 2003 auto helm, bilge pump, depthfinder, GPS GP36 new in 2003, interface forward & side looking sonar, galley, radar is Furuno 1832 65 mile new in 2003, 2 VHF radios, original wood/coal stove, H&C water system, keel engine cooler.

This boat was built in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.

Historical vessel project 60’ Tugboat, built by Wm.


Reed at Decataur Is.

WA in 1909 Main Engine: 550 HP GM Cleveland Trans: TwinDisc MG-34D 3:1 Shaft: 5” dia cold rolled steel into bronze tail shaft Propeller: Three blade Michigan 60”x32”x5” Aux: GMC 1-71 10kw D.C.

Steering: Chain and cable, 36” bronze wheel on bronze pedestal. (hyd cyl, tank and specs for hyd conversion) Fuel: Approx. 3500/4500 gal Water: 800 gal Nav.

Equip.: Radar: Furuno 10kw 65mi; GPS: furuno GP 36 Auto Pilot: Robertson AP 45, with Simrad rudder feed back Comms: 2 VHF 1 CB, fore and aft deck loud hailer Compass: 8” gimbaled card Sounder: Interphase Twinscope scanning sonar.

Vessel is currently out of the water, needs new zincs, hull under keel cooler needs inspection/repair.

Portside cover board need replaced.

Bulwarks and guard need to be replaced.

Fuel tanks need to be cleaned/repaired.

I have most of the “stuff” to finish this project, 6 20+feet 8”x 8” beams to be cut for hull/deck/bulwark material.


Tank and rams for steering conversion.

Most fasteners and bolts for bulwarks.

Major repair/renew work was done in 2003, the bow, foredeck, and anchor hosepipe were renewed, all bad wood was removed/replaced.

When after the normal leaking and re-swelling, a slow seep was identified as coming form the area that is under the keel cooler, caulking needs to be reefed out and redone.

Basic Information
City:Port Angeles
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Engine:GM Cleveland 8-268A
Engine Count:Single
Engine Hours:
Hull Material:Wood
Beam:15' 2"

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