Live-ish Saturday from the 2011 South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic hosted by the nice folks from the Northern California / Lake Tahoe Antique & Classic Boat Society. Over 65 boats in attendence this year at the unique Tahoe Keys Marina & Yacht Club, Lake Tahoe’s only inland marina.
This show is extra interesting for us because we have the opportunity to see some boats that, before today, we have never seen before, at least that I have never seen before. So for today’s report, we thought it would be fun to feature a few of those antique & classic boats.
“Tango” is a super rare 1930 28′ Dodge Runabout owned by Harold & Nancy Orchard, we are told that this is the only 28′ Dodge Runabout on the planet and it’s powered by a huge 325HP Lycoming V-12.
On Friday, Matt posted a shot of a Besotes runabout which was popular with some of our regular viewers, so here’s a few more shots of two fine examples of the Besotes marque at this years South Tahoe show. There is a third Besotes there, we will try to get a few shots if it on Sunday. The first three shots are of “Milligan” a 1959 21′ Besotes Tahoe owned by Robert and Tina Bosworth from Stockton, CA. This one is powered by a Chrysler Hemi.
Here is fellow Woody Boater Lee Chase relaxing in the aft cockpit of “Mountain Lyon” – Why is Lee smiling you wonder? Well if you owned a rare 1938 28′ Sea Lyon 40 Runabout c/w a Lycoming-VF 325HP V12, you would be smiling too!
On Sunday, if the weather cooperates, we are hoping to get out on Lake Tahoe to participate in the Sunday Picnic, and “Mountain Lyon” will be leading the way. Stay Tuned to Woody Boater for a Sunday Live-ish update.