by Conrad & Judy Kreuter
Q: Dear Boat Talk: I have a 1963 Lapstrake Day cruiser. It was given to me by it’s original owner. I have been told it could be a collector’s item due to its age. The factory in Japan that built it had burned down. Where do I go to find out what its’ worth, if anything? I would like to sell it. CL, Lindenhurst NY
A: Dear CL: Our local search could not find any information about the manufacturer or the value of the boat. A good source to check out at your local library is Wooden Boat Magazine, which may list collectors and/or historical associations whose members may be of help to you. When writing to these groups include as much information as possible including construction materials, unusual features, or other miscellaneous data such as old addresses of the manufacturer.
If any of our readers have information about this boat please contact Boat Talk and we will be happy to pass it along.