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New 13-Foot Aces
Newly Built
13-Foot Aces

Bob Parks' Ace
Bob Parks'
Four Rebuilds

Waali's Sande Ace
Waali's 1959
Sande Ace

Ned's Ace
Ned Hamlin's

Tom Twiss' Rebuild
Tom Twiss'

More Aces
Sande Aces

Original Aces
The Original
12-Foot Ace

Sande Ace

Sande Ace

Sande Boat Works
How It Began

What's the Diff?

Lady Clippers and Mansfields
Lady Clippers
and Mansfields



Odds and Ends
Odds and Ends

Boat and
Outboard Links

Welcome to the
Sande Ace Name Plate
Home Page!

Since 2003, a web site for those who know and love the Sande Ace runabout
built on the shores of Hood Canal near Belfair, Washington from 1956 to 1962.

If you own a Sande Ace or have any information about this boat, please call or e-mail.
Old or new photos of these boats in any condition would be especially appreciated.

Ed Waali -- (360) 275-5684 or (406) 251-5410 -- edwaali@gmail.com
Ned Hamlin -- (208) 726-4991 -- ned@nedhamlin.com

Odds and Ends

Even the biggest Sande Ace fans might not click all of the thumbnails on the left.   After all, you can click to links to bring up 65 different pages and subpages on this web site.  So, if you've never scrolled those thumbnails all the way down, it will be easier if you:

Click on the photo to see Odds and Ends.

The Old Professor of Bilge Water Academy

As the story goes, the plans for the original 12-foot Ace were hand drawn by William D. Jackson and draftsmen put them in publishable form for the Boat Builder's Handbook.  Every once in a while, though, Jackson inserted a more personal note.  When he wanted to strongly emphasize a construction point, he would call himself "the old professor of Bilge Water Academy."  He used this title in the Ace plans when he described how important it was to have a flat hull to prevent porpoising which he called "galloping."

From the Craft Print No. 233 Ace plans.

2016 Sande Ace Rendezvous

Ace Day 2016 got off to a delayed start on July 30 because of a -1.2 foot low tide at 9 AM, much too low for launching at Twanoh State Park.  On the other hand, it gave us ample time to inspect the vintage boats and motors until the tide came in a bit.

  Click here or on the photo to see the events of the day.

The Waali Ace was already in the water and sat on soft sand waiting for the tide to rise.

Click the photos below for more good looks at these great boats and more on earlier Ace Days.

Three Aces2005       Two Aces Out of Three Ain't Bad2006       2007

20082008       20092009       20102010

20112011       20122012       20132013

201432014       20132015

How Many Aces Are Running About Today?

Here are pictures of 13 Sande Aces, three recently-built Aces and two open cedar strip Sande boats taken 2005-2013, mostly at the Rendezvous.  There are some more cedar strip boats out there and a few more Sande Aces perhaps along with several new Aces under construction.  For another look at numbers, check the Sande Ace Registry.

Thanks to the Sande Ace fans who keep this meter rolling. 

Just in case someone searches the Internet for "Sandy Ace" runabout,
this sentence might help them find this site.

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