Phil Little says, “This is my 1959 Lyman 15.5-foot Deluxe Runabout. Her name is Toy Boat. She is powered by a 1964 Evinrude Lark VII.  Her home base is Granger, Indiana. This photo was taken on Hanley Lake in northwest lower Michigan in 2015.”

FancyFree was a tender to FooteLoose for 20 years before moving to Oregon from the San Francisco Bay Area.  She was also the family ski boat on the San Joaquin Delta. Scott and Ginger Foote of Bend, OR own FancyFree, a 16.5-foot Glen-L Audeen built in 1985 by the Foote family over a period of 9 months. She is powered by Chevy 350 V8.


Another Late Classic boat is this 1985 Hydrodyne owned by Bill and Bobbi Vogel, members of the Sunnyland Chapter.  Bill says, “We have owned our Hydrodyne since new. It was featured in Evinrude and Johnson catalogs. It is all original including interior and we repowered it with a 250hp Evinrude Etec in 2008. We taught our kids how to ski, tube, knee board and barefoot behind it. The boat remains an important part of our family and proudly resides in our boathouse awaiting the next adventure.”  photo by Bobbi Vogel.   


Rich and Loretta King are sharing this picture of Ruckus.  Ruckus is a 1958 Chris Craft 17-foot Sportsman deluxe restored by Richard and Loretta King of Utica Michigan. Ruckus is powered by a 131 hp KBL.


No Way is at home at Turnersville, New Jersey.  This 1964 Chris Craft 20-foot Holiday Utility belongs to Carmen and Denise DeLeo, members of the Philadelphia Chapter.  No Way was one of only ten of this model built in 1964. Her hull number is CUD20-0002.


Big Boy is seen here on the beautiful west shore of Lake Tahoe.  Big Boy is a 1937 Gar Wood 28-foot Triple Cockpit Custom Runabout, Model 746.  Big Boy is the only Model 746 built.  She is owned by Stephen and Janice Hamill, members of the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter.


The grand finale of this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats is MIssing Autrain, a 1965 Correct Craft Barracuda owned by Steven and Laura Horwood.  MIssing Autrain is used often in the lakes around Ann Arbor, Michigan but calls home Autrain Lake in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The young ladies are all daughters or nieces of the owners.

We would like to see a picture of your boat in the next Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.

  • email the picture to [email protected]
  • include the boat owner’s name
  • include year, manufacturer, model of boat, and name
  • tell home port and/or where picture was taken
  • give credit to the photographer, if known

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