Gar Wood being launched at Sierra Boat Co. Friday, – Photo Herb Hall, Not three Gar Woods ready to go! All V 12’s
Fellow Woody Boaters Martin and Theresa Anderson report in from South Lake Tahoe with a very complete story on this weekends fantastic show. We got reports in from fellow Woody Boater Herb Hall from Sierra Boat Co on Friday that boats were going in and heading out to the show. WOW.. What a wonderful setting for a wonderful show.. Take it away Martin .
Thanks Matt, the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter of the ACBS hosted the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic July 26-26 at the Tahoe Keys Marina. This was the seventh annual show benefiting local charities. This year’s show theme was Freedom of the Forties honoring WWII veterans and show casing the wooden boat manufacturer’s contributions to winning the war. The chapter produced a beautiful printed program showcasing the 71 entries.Judging included restored, preserved, repowered, and modified classes, with boats on display manufactured from 1913 to 2013.
AKS – 1913 25’-11” L.E. Fry Launch powered by a Universal 45HP engine.
Redhawk – 1929 Chris-Craft 24’ Model 3 triple cockpit powered by a Mercruiser/Chevrolet big block.
1930 Dodge 25’ Triple Cockpit Runabout powered by a Lycoming 125HP straight-eight.
Lincoln 125HP straight-eight.
Saga – 1930 Chris-Craft 38’ Commuter powered by a Mercruiser V8.
Mountain Lyon – 1932 28’ Sea Lyon powered by a Lycoming V12.
Honeh – 1936 19’ Chris-Craft Deluxe Runabout.
Dispatch” a 1931 33′ Gar Wood Model 33-50 Baby Gar. Originally powered by a Liberty V12, it is now powered by a Rolls Royce Meteor.
Big-Boy’s Scripps V12.
Midnight Thunder – 1937 25’ Gar Wood Runabout powered by a Scripps V12.
Miss Daisy – 1938 21’ Chris-Craft Deluxe Utility.
Rascal – 1938 16’ Chris-Craft Racing Runabout powered a Chris-Craft KBL.
Rascal rear cockpit, don’t touch the exhaust pipe!
Leading Lady – 1940 Gar Wood Custom Utility Model 198 powered by 2 Chrysler Crown, one of five produced with twin engines.
Lady Barbara – 1941 19’ Gar Wood Deluxe Runabout.
Pauli Girl – 1941 19’ Chris-Craft Runabout powered by a Chris-Craft MBL.
Miss De Meanor – 1945 16’ Custom built runabout powered by a Ford V8 flathead. This is a combination of a Stephens Brothers potato boat and a wrecked 1935 Lincoln
Miss De Meanor’s Flathead.
Matchbox – 1946 20’ Chris-Craft Custom Runabout.
The Other Woman – 1947 16’ Gar Wood Utility powered by a Chrysler M7. Owned by Arlon Hibbert of Pingree, ID.
Lollipop – 1948 19’ Chris-Craft Red and White Racing Runabout powered by a Chris-Craft KB.
Pinks – 1958 21’ Chris-Craft Continental with hard top.
Sweet Water – 1960 16’ Century Resorter powered by a Dearborn Interceptor 185HP V8.
Orange Crate – 1964 21’ Besotes Custom Race Boat powered by a Ford 425HP V8.
Orange Crate’s Ford powerplant.
Split Second – 2013 34’ Replica of a 1927 Hacker Race Boat powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin.