Phil Little says, “This is my 1959 Lyman 15.5′ 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.”

Toy Boat is a classic leader for today’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  Here are some more:

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’ 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 when new 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′ Sportsman deluxe restored by Richard and Loretta King of Utica Michigan. Ruckus is powered by a 131 up kbl.


No Way is at home at Turnersville, New Jersey.  This 1964 Chris Craft 20 ft 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′ 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.

May we see a picture of your favorite boat for the next Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats?

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

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