DSCF3090-2If you have been to any recent classic boat shows over the years, you have now doubt seen some of Bills crazy plastic fun. now, you can tell alot from a guys boat. And, well, its never been more true with Bill Anderson.

DSCF3089One of our favorite guys in the culture. Bill is just like his boats. Over the top, fun, and sees the crazy in everything. And you know what? That’s great! The latest Bill project belongs in a cartoon, or boat show. Here ya go Bills 1959 Dalcraft.

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20 Responses to “Meet Bill Andersons Dalcraft. Rastro That’s One Cool Plastic Boat!”
  1. Texx

    Bill – Once again, you managed to find and restore an amazing time-piece for future generations to see and experience.

    Great work! Must get some funny looks at the launch ramp…

  2. m-fine

    Can you eject your wife and teenage daughter without losing your wallet?

    Does it fold up into a brief case?

    If so, sign me up!

  3. Roger Martin

    As usual a great job on a very rare boat, you are the master Bill.

  4. Cobourg kid

    Wow that’s now that’s different, So what’s the back story? Whete the heck did Bill find this little water, errrr should I say Spacecraft? what was involved in rebuilding / restoring her . Are there any original factory photos and , perhaps the most important question, are those batwings original or just a little add on cooked up in a custom fiberglas mood .. Inquiring minds want to know

  5. Mike U

    Bill, excellent work! I’d love to see that cruising on Lake Bloomington – can I get a ride? I’d love to tour your shop – I’m 20 minutes away.

  6. Al Benton

    Another great addition to your amazing collection, Bill. You certainly do nice work. Great restoration for ours future generations to see and…. Well, either love, or laugh, or wonder about. Which ever it is, it’s preserved, thanks to you.

  7. Bill Anderson

    Thank you for all the good response and kind words,, that just shows some of you don’t know me well,hahahI got a call from Shannon Steele that got a call from bert Harris about this thing just popped on e bay[and craiglist{,I needed another boat like a shot of tequila,,so I called no answer, so I went back it had a buy it now,, it went up 1500. since I saw it,so I just bought it, it needed it all floors,ground the gel coat down, we made the fenders, the engine was in inventory but was one real close of the original,I bought it from Houston but it was made in dallas,, as of now no others, I really need to give credit to Steve Conner ,Conman Painting of Dwight Ill,, I had to wait but it was worth it,Here is a pic of before Thanks Bill

    • Bill Anderson

      The fins are original,I did change the color but black is hot,, I don’t do repops,all are restored back to original ,and all Gel coated,,We do an open house every 4th of July,Last year there was close to 550 went through in 2 days, this year just the 4th only Bill

  8. Cobourg Kid

    Hmmm…. I recently found this little fiberglassic snoozing in the back end of a marina. I have absolutely no idea who built her or when BUT. I’m thinking she might make a pretty sweet restoration particularly if a set of bat wings were grafted on.

    • Sean

      CK, if you need a project… come get my ’65 Donzi 16.

      • Cobourg Kid

        Thanks John I agree with you just found a shot of the registry plate and that’s what it says

  9. John A. Gambill

    Kid,
    I think it’s a G. W. Invader , flip that pic to the Fiberglassics web site, you will get an answer. Or…. Bill Anderson, what do you think?? am I correct?
    JAG

  10. Roger Yoder

    Awesome Boat !!!! I was fortunate to see this boat !!!

  11. Carla

    There’s no one more unique than Bill in our hobby of classic glass! He’s the first one to step up to the plate if advice is needed. It’s a pleasure viewing his collection in pics; however, I can’t wait to visit his “museum” the next time I’m in his area. Wishing Wild Bill, KevFin and others would get together and start their own show! Hagerty would be there for you!! Thank you, Bill, for educating me on classic glass! You’re the best!!

  12. Troy in ANE

    Love seeing the before picture. Makes the resto that much better.

    Nice Work!