I was so happy with my Chesapeake Light Craft Chester Yawl that I joined the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society and took it to the Wooden Boat Festival on Granville Island. There were a couple of small wooden runabouts there and I was intrigued. That fall I started to look around for a small wooden runabout to restore, I put an ad on craigs list and soon I was offered this perfect little runabout shown here after restoration.
This is a 1955 Dreem Boat (that is the way it is spelled). This one was built on Kingsway in Vancouver, BC and sold by the Hudson Bay Co. along with the 1956 18hp Johnson outboard. It made its way to Ney York and then back to the West Coast (not under its own steam). The hull is moulded birch. The motor still starts easy (although I did install a fuel pump to help that and get away from a two line fuel system).
Now I have to flip a coin to decide which one to take to the Wooden Boat Festival.