It’s a funny thing when you go to a fantastic boat show. you see so much in a short time, and yet when you get home, its the small personal things that you recall with a smile. Getting to know bob Rice and his trusty U22 are at the top of that list. Bob was kind enough to give us a ride after the Lake Hopatcong show in his very nice restored U22 called “Lieutenant” Bob is a fantastic guy and very well loved on the lake. Bob is also Chief judge for the annual Lake Hopatcong show.
Bobs boat is a special in the fact that it’s only left Lake Hopatcong once in its lifetime, and that was two years ago to Lake Mohawk during the first lake Mohawk show. We have heard stories like this, but never really seen or ridden in one. Bob is also famous for never going any faster than 1500 RPM’s.. It was perfect, that U22 road like a Cadillac at that speed. I could have been on it all night to be honest.
And thanks to Bob Kays we can see this nice video from 2011 Take it away Bob!