Long time Woody boater Dennis Mykols sure loves his big Woody Boats. but Dennis also likes a little variety in life.. We all share that with Dennis.. Today’s header is from Dennis and his new old love Lake’n Sea, lovingly called Leak’n Sink.. This little number is a time capsule though and Dennis finally got the engine running, here is Dennis’s words on the subject.
Take it away Dennis.
Hi guys, well I finally got my 1959 Lake N’ Sea 14 foot runabout out on the water after a year of finding the right outboard mechanic to work on the 1959 Mercury Mark 35A 35 h.p. motor. It was not run in 25 years. The boat was in the water and last registered in 1968!!!
This little gem was bought knowing the motor did not work, but I did not care, cause I only planned to used her as a Trailer Queen at Car shows and certain Classic boat shows.
But once I got her home and sat in her, I quickly realized how comfortable it was to sit behind the wheel, with plenty of leg room, and “steering wheel clearance” around my fat belly. So I was really looking forward to getting this little boat in the water this Summer. But I had several false starts in getting the right person to work on the motor, and to have confidence I would not waste a ton of dollars getting it to run!
A call to Bob Shapton from Grand Rapids, Mi. in September got me rolling in the right direction. He only works on old Mercs and he came highly recommended by a lot of my fellow Water Wonderland chapter members. Less than $1000.00 I had a newly restored motor.
I included a couple of pictures I took on October 9th. Yes it was my “Last Gasp” run for the year, and one I will recall all winter long, looking forward to next years classic boating calendar, and planning out where to take this little package of fun. Long live FiberClassics…
Now if any of you are inspired by Dennis and his Lake n Sea of course there is a cool web page so you can know everything about them. The Lake ‘n Sea Owner’s Association