This 1957 Trojan Sea Queen leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today.  My Lil’ Woody is owned by Kenn Barton and shown here at the Southern California boat show on August 19th at Big Bear Lake.  Notice Woody Woodpecker has his stringer of wooden fish.


Twisted is a 1957 17′ Century /converted to a custom hacker design of a gentleman’s racer. Owned by Arthur and Karen Rubino Lake Sinclair Eatonton, Georgia. photo taken by a neighbor.  (editor’s note:  Interesting.  Wonder what the rest of story might be.)

 Owner Gary Dick and family own and use this 1959 Marinette family cruiser powered by 109 gray marine. The boat will be in the Dixieland October Pickwick show. Will make the show by water on a week cruise on the Tennessee River.


This is a 1954 Raveau. Powered by twin 1958 Mercury Mark 58’s. The boat is owned by Todd Young and Rob Ebbing of Quincy,IL. Photo by Dan Ebbing in Grafton, IL. The boat was found under a Mississippi River camp and restored 18 years ago. It will be on display in the water along with 50+ other classic boats at our Quincy Boat Show on September 15,16 & 17. We are expecting 8 classic cruisers from the St.Louis area to join us , the largest being a 1953 43 ft Chris Craft Commander.


Jim Alexander says, “Here’s our ’57 Century  Coronado loaded up for a run on Lake Gaston NC/VA for the grandson’s 9th birthday. Lots of room, lots of zoom!”

 Gene and Sue Dangel tell about Better Idea: This is our 1969 20′ Rayson Craft Marathon race boat.  Rudy Ramos (founder of Rayson Craft) designed and built this boat specifically for the 69′ Orange Bowl 250 Speed Classic which was held annually at the Miami Marine Stadium…which he won.  This photo was taken at Clear Lake Ca. On the way to the Norcal/Tahoe Chapter’s “Wood and Glory” show.  “Better Idea” is maintained in original, unrestored condition and has been awarded 1st place at the South Lake Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic.  It is a blast to drive!!


1960 CustomCraft MantaRay Runabout named “Remember Then” is a  14′ Stepped Hull Catamaran located in Lodi, N.J.  This picture was taken at the Philadelphia ACBS show at Tuckerton Seaport, N.J. and is owned by Ron Vuyosevich.


This is a 2009 Grand-Craft 26 Luxury Sport with twin 375 horsepower engines and a nice little cabin forward.  Watch for Last Dance at the ACBS show in Racine next week! picture sent in by Jeff Cavanagh.


Will Biddle says, “You’ve got to start them young.”  

Editor’s note:  This just makes me smile!  But I’ve seen the same excitement on the face of about everyone who gets to be at the helm.

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