This is a story of a Restoration

I restored this boat from April 2006 to October 2008. You will need to go to the very bottom, October 2008, to find the biginning. See blog archive on the right side.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Awards Banquet, Saturday Evening

It is amazing!!! I won third place among the catagory called, Utility.

More boats.

This boat is the Sunken Treasure. It was sunk for 40 years on the bottom of Lake Tahoe. He brought it up, and restored it, even the engine, It is a small boat, 14 feet, and was swamped by a large wave.

Th boat is owned by the same man, and the engine is a Jaguar V12.

This is a 33' , 1936 Gar Wood, worth about $250,000. The dash picture, shows an instrument cluster that would cost $10,000 alone.

This is the engine in that WW ONE baot, a Liberty out of an air plane. Garfield Wood bought a thousand of them and made them into marine engines for racing and for sale.

This is the youth project. This 9 year old boy, with the help of his father, built this boat.

Friday, June 19, 2009

This the official DAY 1.

This is Friday, 19th, VIP day. My boat was judged at about 12:30 PM I stayed with the boat most of the day and talked to many people. It was so fun to watch them when they read the name, and then talk to them.

This is a special person to me.

This boat is one of the one of the most rear and unique boats. It is a Graveete. Worth about $200,000.

Custom made for an airline owner in the '40's, probably worth 1/4 million.

This is a Riva, rear and expensive.

A '30's boat with a rare Kermoth engine.

Thursday, launch day.

Launched the boat about 11 am Thursday. and took it to the Marina.

There it is nestled between two 24 foot beauties.

Alongside another Gar Wood.

That's me.

Going like mad.

This boat is a 1919, with a WW ONE Liberty Engine, out of an airplane.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

We arrived.

We're at King's Beach. Left my home at 2 AM, picked up the Funny Farmer at 7 AM in SLC, and arrived at our motel at 8:30 PM. It was a real workout for my 30 year old Olds.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Boat Show List

The list is published. There are 79 boats. Eight of them are boats built after the end of the wooden boat era, which ended in 1968. These boats are newly built replicas, built as late as 2007. The oldest is a 1915 30' Launch. Seven of them are Gar Wood. Some of them are worth a quarter of a million dollars.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Her Clothing

My lady must travel with clothing.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More pictures in the water.
Next week to Tahoe!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm Ready for Tahoe

The boat is ready for Tahoe. She is named and painted. The towing car is ready.