Double D’s, pictured above, is a 1959 22-foot Shepard Runabout 110 owned by David and Dolores Little, Norfolk, VA. She is powered by a 440 Chrysler. She lives on Glaston Lake (North Carolina) during the summer months.

Buttercup is a 1957 18-foot Lyman outboard runabout. She was purchased from the second owner in 2017 who had it about 40 years in Minnesota. I drove out there to pick her up. The boat was flawless and so well taken care of, except for the old Johnson 75hp. It was a basket case and gas sucker so I traded it out for a new four stroke Tohatsu 50hp – the only short shaft outboard that would fit without significant transom work and reinforcement. It does absolutely fine with the 50hp and we can now cruise all weekend on 2-6 gallon tanks! 

“My 1972 Correct Craft Skier, MacSkier, is a great boat for towing its 82-year-old owner – me!” That’s the quote that came with the picture of this 17-foot boat with a Crusader 220 engine owned by Grant and Phyllis MacLaren, members of the Blackhawk and Sunnyland Chapters.



An Antique boat photographed on the Sept. 18, 2015, Lake Minnetonka Cruise is this 1937 Century 18-foot Utility named Nancy Jane. She is owned by John and Nancy Grech, members of the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter. Photo contributed from the Freedom Boat Service collection.

We would like to see a picture of your boat in the next Tuesday Tour of Classic 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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