The Woodrose Part 1

By Domenica Burns member of the Wine Country chapter My dad grew up with an appreciation of wooden boats. This later became a love because it had been associated with influential people such as grandparents, parents, family & friends and full of good memories. As life carried on, opportunity to dabble in restoration came with…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.23.19

 Andreas Jordahl Rhude owns many Thompson boats.  Valhalla is one of them.  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 engine.  Her…

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Aquarius

By Robert Little member of the Northern California/Lake Tahoe chapter Aquarius is a 1962 Besotes. Besotes boats were built in Stockton CA primarily in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Nearly 200 boats were produced,and 44 boats are currently known to exist. Materials used were plywood and fiberglass over Mahogany framing and topped off with mahogany plywood…

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What a piece of work

By Jeff & Char Appel members of the Big Sky chapter We found the boat in a field in an abandon farm in eastern Montana. Took almost 3 years to finalize the sale. Almost 5 years to restore it. The boat was originally built for Yellowstone Park, for rides on Yellowstone Lake. That is why…

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