No this not a photo of some 90 year old geezer as a kid. It’s a real kid. Master Cole Franchini, a true WoodyBoater. This is Cole in his 1960 Skeeto made by a company called Moldcraft from Wisconsin. Cole bought it with some money he had saved for a video game when he was just 8. That was a year ago, and now at the ripe old age of 9 he is finalizing some painting on it this week in order to take it to the Columbia-Willamette ACBS show in Portland at the end of the month. The Franchini’s will have three generations at the show, each with a boat. Brian …Cole’s Dad, bought his 1966 Tollycraft Sportabout 5 years ago which in turn sucked his Dad into the hobby. Cole helped restore a 1957 Tollycraft Rumpas for Grandpa this winter that made it to the Sandpoint, Idaho show this past weekend. Cole is excited to have his boat at the upcoming show. He loves to stand by it and tell people about how “he” found it and all the work he has done. Just like the rest of us WoodyBoaters. So here’s a raised glass of milk to Cole Franchini. Wooohooo.
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