Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.6.2021

 Andreas Jordahl Rhude owns many Thompson boats.  Valhalla is one of them (pictured above).  She is a 1957 Thompson 17-foot Sea Lancer with 1957 Johnson RDEL-19 outboards. Andreas Rhude is a member of the Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes and Glacier Lakes Chapters.   Here is a Classic 1962 Dorsett 17-foot Catalina with a 1989 Yamaha 90 hp…

1963 Formula

By Robert DiNesco, Sunnyland Chapter Bob DeNisco, Jim Wynn and George Peroni were all childhood friends and graduates of Miami Edison high school. After military stints and college each found their way to be involved in the offshore boat racing community in Miami, Florida. The Cigarette was the progeny of Don Aronow’s vision of a…

Another One Saved

By Bill and Bobbi Vogel, Sunnyland Chapter My wife and I are avid boaters. We spend time on the Florida waterways many times each week. Whether it is investigating backwater paths on local rivers, cruising on one of the many lakes or shelling on saltwater coves and islands, our fondest memories always seem to include…

My Last Love

by Ed Arrington member of the Sunnyland chapter I lived in New Bern from the 1st to 5th grade. My father knew the owners of Barbour Boats thru his affiliation with the local Chamber of Commerce and was one of the charter members of the Eastern Carolina Yacht Club along with RR Rivenbark, Mr. Barbour’s…

Traveling the Keys

by John Macdonald member of the Sunnyland chapter I found the boat in Montreal, Canada and did a full 100% restoration at Strouts Point Wharf in South Freeport, Maine. The boat is currently in “Palm Beach” condition and maintained by Snead Island Boat Works , Palmetto, Florida. I kept to the original design with upgraded…

59′ Memories

By Richard Shorney member of the Sunnyland chapter ’59 Memories is a 1959 Crosby 16’ 7” “Custom” runabout manufactured by Aeromarine in Grabhill, Indiana. This model is called the Fish-n-Ski and its design caters to those who enjoy water skiing and open cockpit fishing. Crosby runabouts were also used for water skiing demonstrations in the…