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.
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.
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.
I'm from Idaho, born and raised on a farm. I spent 2 years in the Army during the cold war, and 5 years in Salt Lake City. The rest of my life has been in Idaho. I have 6 children, 21 grand children and 26 great-grand children, scattered in California, Texas, Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Arizona. I am the youngest of seven with only two of us left. I have strong family ties and I am a religious person with strong moral ethics. Like L'll Abner says, "I got scruples."
I have been an airplane pilot for fifty years, owned 1 plane and worked as a corporate pilot for 10 years. I have owned 6 boats, 22 cars and several dogs and cats. I was married to one beautiful lady for 42 years, 2 months and 5 days. Her generous heart got tired and she went to a better place in September of 2007. But this is not about sympathy. I am a happy person, never bored with several hobbies. I am also a computer adventure game addict.