This photo of the 1959 Larson Thunderhawk Senior Inboard was taken at the Lake of the Ozarks in the summer of 2017.  Owners are Ken and Robin Greger of Osage Beach, MO.  This is the only Thunderhawk Senior Inboard known to have been built.  The boat is 16 feet, powered by a Gray Marine in-line 6 engine.  Photographer credit to Lisa Langell.


This is Dan Mulheran’s 2007 Hinckley T29R, Knot Dreamin’. The photo was taken on the Gulf of Mexico.  Dan and Carol Mulheran are members of the Bob Speltz Land O Lakes Chapter.

Dan also sent these pictures after seeing the “In the Wake of Winter” pictures by Dennis Mykols:

The photo on the left is Dan Mulheran’s ’88 Century Resorter at sunset on Bay Lake, MN.  The photo on the right is Dan Mulheran’s ’67 Arabian at sunset on Bay Lake, MN.


Here is a Wake picture behind my 1967 20′ Chris Craft Super Sport on Lake Allatoona, GA. The picture is being shared by John Steinmetz of the Blue Ridge Chapter.


 Pete Oquist, Water Wonderland Chapter, sent “this picture which captures the nice wake generated by my 1955 Century Resorter while riding on our home port of Hamlin Lake, just north of Ludington, Michigan.  My wife Christy captured this fun moment in the summer of 2017 with my daughter Erika and her two friends Katie and Nick riding in the back of “FABS.”  My wife and I both learned to water ski on “FABS” in the early 70s.    The boat had spent nearly a dozen years in storage when my lifelong friend John sold me this one-family boat.  It took several years to restore “FABS” including a new 5200 bottom, a complete rewiring, some engine work (Six cylinder. Gray Marine), and of course, a lot of sanding and varnishing.  .I could not have completed the restore without the help of my son Philip and friend John.  Looking forward to starting work on my 1959 17′ Christ Craft Ski Boat.


 Brace Krag sent this picture and information in response to the post about the “unknown” boat found in Alberta.  “I think this is a “Modern” of Bay City whose Hulls were made by us molded shapes Grand Rapids Michigan. Cold molded mahogany finished at the modern facility. Perko hardware and aftermarket/DIY fins- that look like British Honduras mahogany which the port Austin level factory (Michigan- not far from Bay City) imported in quantity. It is the thickness of the stock wood cut for level manufacturing. There were many companies in the 50s buying these hulls and finishing them to spec around Michigan. 
I had a Modern, you have several in the ACBS database. My Modern boat kick started my passion for antique boats. Same story, barn find in Michigan’s thumb.”

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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