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New 13-Foot Aces
Newly Built
13-Foot Aces


Bob Parks' Ace
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Four Rebuilds



Waali's Sande Ace
Waali's 1959
Sande Ace



Ned's Ace
Ned Hamlin's
Restoration



Tom Twiss' Rebuild
Tom Twiss'
Rebuild



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Sande Aces



Original Aces
The Original
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Sande Ace
Registry



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How It Began




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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


 
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.

You'll have to come back later for the full 2016 story with the seven Aces and two other classic boats which made the cruise. At this writing, the water on Hood Canal is like glass, perfect for an Ace, which makes it hard to sit at a computer!


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




2015 Sande Ace Rendezvous

This was the 11th annual Sande Ace Rendezvous and 11 Aces showed up along with some other very nice classic boats. The weather was nice with an incoming tide to keep these boats off the barnacles and oysters at the Waali place. Top it off with great classic boat fans and you have a perfect Ace Rendezvous!

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

Ned's Sande Ace zips down Hood Canal on Ace Day 2015.



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

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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.








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