Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 10.11.28 AM You’ve seen the pictures and wondered what it would be like to try it all out. Well here is your chance. Its not a Chris Craft one, but it is cool wood and looks great on the wall of your garage, or boat house, and once, maybe twice you can try it. just think how confused the Dr’s in the ER will be when they ask.”How did this happen” And you get to spout on about Aquaplanes and how you love classic boats..yada yada while your wife looks on in pure disgust. All because you clicked on the link.
YOU CAN SEE THE EBAY LISTING HERE

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Looks Safe to me!

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A little West System stuff and good to go..

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19 Responses to “Auquaplane On Ebay! Go Ahead, Have Some Vintage Water Fun!”
  1. jim g

    There actually very easy to ride. There very stable and great for introducing the little kids to skiing. You can also ride it with the kids about age 5 or 6 and under.

  2. Jim K.

    For what it’s worth……I restored a pair of water skis (1954 model) made by the Atlantic Pacific Mfg. Co. that have a logo on the skis that looks like the faded logo on the aquaplane. See attached picture.

  3. m-fine

    I have looked at a lot of pictures of these things in use. It seems the key to riding one is to not wear a life jacket. I believe it is also important to use a heavy prop-seeking cotton tow rope and not a modern floating nylon one.

  4. Jack

    As a young boy I rode one of these behind a flat bottom row boat and a ten horse Johnson..
    Five gallons of gas kept boys busy all day, that was around a dollars worth back then.

  5. Captain Nemo

    Spent many hours when I was young on one of these. The main thing to remember is when the rider falls off you must cut the throttle immediately or the board will submarine and eventually pop up out of the water like a rocket. If you are in shallow water it will bury itself in the bottom and break the towline. I lost one that way. Tons of fun.

  6. Wilson

    I’m another one who learned to ride one as a kid…Back in 1938 or’39 on Lake Winnepesaukee…I bought a Chris Craft one 10 or 12 years ago. I think Terry Fiest has it now. He wrote a story on Aquaplanes for The Brass Bell.

  7. Tommyholm

    Malcolm Pope was an acclomphised race boat driver – often in a Century – who founded cypress gardens in Florida with his brother dick pope Sr. Malcolm was known as an aquatic stunt man with his ski tricks and ability to jump his outboard race boat.

    • Greg Lewandowski

      My old Dick Pope water skis still displayed on the ceiling of the cottage!

    • jim g

      85.00 is about right. Its 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide and probably weighs around 40 pounds. So UPS will consider it oversized and bill it at around 80 pounds. UPS now not only charges for weight but they also charge by size. So a 2’x 2’x 2′ package that weighs 5 pounds will cost a good bit less then a 3′ x 3’x 3′ that weighs the same. Which is why shipping cost went up after christmas.

  8. Troy in ANE

    I never rode one, but I saw this one time at The County Line BBQ in Austin Texas. Very Cool!

  9. Mark 'cuda man

    Here’s some of my water ski collection. I love the vintage O’briens, Maharaja, Connelly, ect……

    • Dennis Mykols

      At 70 years old, I hung up my trick skies long ago, literally…