Leading the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today is No Way, a beautiful 1964 Chris Craft 20 ft Holiday owned by Carmen and Denise DeLeo, members of the Philadelphia and Penn NE/Harveys Lake Chapters. No Way is a “Classic” powered with a General Motors 283 engine. In the ACBS membership file, Carmen says, “No Way was delivered on April 7, 1964, to Rex Marine in South Norwalk, CT. We acquired her from Harvey’s Port of Call, Avalon NJ on October 29, 1982. The restoration was completed June 2002.”
Graeme Hoatson Beattie says, “I am attaching a video for Shenanigans. She is owned by David Burns member of ACBS-Toronto Chapter. Shenanigans is a 1957 Shepherd Commuter powered by twin small block 165hp Chevrolet V8 engines. Video shot at the Manotick Classic Boat Club’s Summer Boat Show on The Upper Rideau Lake, part of the Rideau Canal, a World Heritage Site, in Westport, ON. Video shot by Graeme Hoatson Beattie, MCBC’s Secretary and Facebook Manager on August 12, 2017.”
Did you know that in the Members Only Online Directory you can search for Engines? Once you sign in, click on “SEARCH” in the top menu and choose “Engines”. The search will list both mounted and unmounted Engines.
This particular engine is unmounted in the picture. It is a 1946 KFL. It is owned by Robert Lally and came from a 1946 Chris Craft Runabout Deluxe named Miss Shirley.
Robert Lally, member of Penn NE/Harveys Lake and Sunnyland Chapters, has also included in his membership files pictures of two other boats. This one is a 1961 17 ft Argo Craft Triumph.Robert Lally says, “The Argonaut is an ARGOCRAFT outboard motor boat. She has been in our family since new. This is a real New York boat, built just outside of JFK International Airport on Rockaway Blvd. The company was owned and manned by Greek immigrants who carried on their tradition of boat building, going back many years. They made standard models and also accommodated any special requests by the buyer. Beyond the runabouts, they made small cruisers and powered them with outboard, inboard and inboard/outdrives. The construction is plywood, with mahogany plywood on the decks. This was the first time I had ever seen a company that actually wet sanded their paint and varnish to produce the ultra smooth finish we all see on the classic Chris Crafts and others currently displayed at the shows. They made flat chines and that contributed to good speed with moderate power. The old shop was a great place to visit… with the Greek music playing all day. I am surely happy that I still have this boat.”
Shirley Eunice is a 1946 Chris Craft Runabout Deluxe with a Chris Craft K engine. She is also shown in Robert Lally’s membership file.
Last week in the Tuesday Tour, this boat’s wake was shown plus passengers enjoying the ride. Now here is the “rest of the story” of FAB’S, the 1956 Century Resorter owned by Pete and Christy Oquist, members of the Water Wonderland Chapter. These pictures were sent in by Philip Oquist who says, “The attached photos of FAB’S are the finished product of 5 years of finishing, engine part searching, re-wiring, heartache and hard work from father-son & best friends who all share the love and passion for these beautiful boats.
The photos were taken on August 2017at the Ludington, MI State Park area.”
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