Welcome to the
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 -- email@example.com
Ned Hamlin -- (208) 726-4991 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Sande Ace Rendezvous
The turnout was a bit smaller this year but we were able to look over the boats faster and get into the water earlier. Summer is a pretty bad time to work on a web page so come back later to see more of these boats.
Five boats on the beach. The Waali Ace was tied to the buoy.
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.
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.
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