Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Wolfgang Borchard for sending us in his love boat of his life since 1974.. The only problem Wolfgang has, is he has no idea what it is? Dear god Wolfgang, you have been married to a boat for 40 years and didn’t know who she was? Keeping it exciting out there in California. All kidding aside, he reached out to our staff….ish, and asked for some help from the peanut gallery. So here goes.
As Wolfgang said in him email… I found this mahogany boat in 1974, Pittsburg California. 17’9″ title says homemade 1953. It had a 1948 ford flathead industrial engine, paragon planetary gear trans.
Now has 300hp 327 chevy and new motor box. 40 great years never seen one like it. Shop built, with numbers stamped on the back. I do not think it’s home made. Maybe A kit? What is it? Can not be the only one. If it is one of a kind a lot of people are missing out on a lot of fun.