Boatbuilding Blog

December 25, 2008

Light Boards

Filed under: Hardware — tomlarkin @ 8:38 am


Pictures of Light Boards from around the Puget Sound. I’m debating if I want something like this, or if I will just mount the lights on the pilothouse.













December 2, 2008

Original Godzilla for Sale

Filed under: Building - Considerations — tomlarkin @ 4:07 pm

I just saw what I assume is the original Godzilla 25 for sale, in Milwaukee, WI. As far as I know, mine will be only the second one of these built.

I grabbed all of the pictures from the ad because I assume they will disappear as soon as the boat is sold, and Sam’s site has no pictures of the finished boat. From Sam’s Godzilla page:

Russ has a woodworking company and planned on building the fore deck hatch, two side sliding pilothouse doors, pilothouse windows (which are all opening), and the pilothouse rooftop hatch, all constructed of teak. Russ also wanted the capability of doing some of the interior cabinetry himself and to respect his wishes, I let him turn his mind loose and was looking forward to his ideas and craftsmanship. All of the exterior of the Godzilla 25 would be finished and fully functional before shipping out to Wisconsin.

There’s a lot of nice detail here. I’ve never seen a cleaner engine outside of a showroom. They’re asking $137,500.

bow2 bow3 cleat under gunnel engine engine2 engine3 engine4 engine5 from bow head inside pilothouse inside pilothouse2 inside pilothouse3 inside pilothouse4 inside pilothouse5 inside pilothouse6 inside pilothouse7 inside pilothouse8 pilothouse storage under sole pilothouse top pilothouse top2 rub rail rudder & prop rudder & prop2 side view stern stern2 stern3 stern4 v berth2 v berth3 v berth & heater bow

26′ Devlin Harbor Tug

  • Year: 2004
  • Current Price: US$ 137,500
  • Located In Milwaukee, WI
  • Hull Material: Other
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
  • YW# 69111-1664499

This “Overbuilt” Devlin Harbor Tug, Custom Built for it’s current owner in 2004 is now up for sale! The owner has spared no expense in making this the nicest Devlin to appear on the Great Lakes. All of the woodwork is custom finished and the engine room is remarkable to say the least! This Devlin has always been winter stored in a heated indoor workshop. Included in the sale is the Tandem Bunk Trailer with Brakes.


  • Garmin 250C Depth
  • Garmin GPSMAP 276
  • Spring Cleats
  • Burgundy Anti-Foul Paint
  • Compass
  • Hourmeter
  • (4) Gunnel Mounted Chaffe Plates Port & Stbd.
  • CO2 Detector
  • (2) Batteries w/ Switch
  • Battery Charger
  • Cockpit Lights
  • Engine Room Lights
  • Remote Spotlight
  • Aft Removable Tiller
  • (2) Removable Deck Hatches Aft
  • (2) Rod Holders
  • Bronze Window & Hatch Hardware
  • Interior Color: Green
  • Tempurpedic Mattress in V Berth
  • Dicken’s Propane Heater in V Berth
  • (8) Removable Windows in Pilothouse
  • Teak & Holly Custom Sole
  • Custom Drapery in Pilothouse
  • (2) Opening Portlights V Berth
  • (2) Opening Portlights Engine Room
  • Shorepower w/ Cord
  • Pressurized Water System
  • Vacuflush Head w/ Holding Tank
  • Tandem Axle Galvanized Trailer with Brakes