One of the coolest parts of this hobby is the vast amount of different boat makers out there. Of course one of the problems is if you had one of those small oddball boats. Once its gone from your life, it aint like there are others around. Or at least you may not think so. So as part of our service here, if you have seen or know the wearbouts of fellow Woody Boater Mike Gruenauer’s. boat! Chime in. Just think, ya got this wreck in your garage covered with old car crap.. Wondering if you would ever restore it, And here is a guy dieing to find it. Here are Mikes words in his…well..own words. Take it away Mike.
We had a family boat wooden, plywood 14 ft.I have searched internet for months trying to find out the make and year of this boat with no luck even searched Canadian manufactures . It was built in 1958 -59 with 58 Evinrude 35 hp the dash had name “DAVIS” CARVED OR BURNED INTO IT.
Family bought it in 1963 from a private owner who lived on Grand Island NY would it be possible (I know this is not a classic) to put a picture of it up on would boater to see if anyone has a clue to its origin I have some pics we would really like to solve this as we have all the others tracked down including a 1947 century sportsman (powered by a 6.0 martin that’s in my living room) my dad owned before this one.
I know its a long shot but hope we can find out a little more about her finding it would be nothing less than a miracle thanks again for your time and help never miss a day of woody hope to meet you someday as my brother is a judge at many antique and classic boat shows.