Well, looks like we have us a debate here today. And of course this is the internet, so the experts will chime in and we are hoping for it. Horace, bring it on! The fun part of this, is, since there is no marking on the boat, its almost impossible to be right. So your argument could win the day. Here is the note from fellow Woody Boater Justin Poarch.
My name is Justin Poarch I live in Salt Lake City Utah. I was able to acquire this boat from a guy as an inheritance. I can’t seem to ID the thing. Dan Nelson from Nelson Boat Works in MN says its a Besotes.
But Robert Bosworth from the Besotes Club says its not a Besotes.
Is there any way to could help me ID this beautiful craft? I’m not quite sure what to do at this point. First step I’m guessing is to identify what she is. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. I bought the boat from a guy in Springville Utah. He was given the boat as his inheritance from his deceased step brother(Shawn Walker) from Carson City California last year. I can not find one single identifying mark on this boat. I have been able to identify the boat has a 1960 Buick 401 Nail head, and I’m guessing the original trailer.
I was told from the seller, that his step-brother purchased the boat in 1983 and the boat has sat in a barn(storage unit) ever since. I will include photos and can certainly send any more if you need. Thank you for any help you can offer.
All I have is it came from a barn in Carson City. Guy worked for LA County Water Dept for 26 yrs. He was planning to finish the boat when he retired. He unfortunately passed away last year. The title is from California and only says “HM 1974” on the make of craft. Assuming that means Handmade? License plate on the trailer was last registered in 1970.
SO who is right? Dan Nelson and his fantastic guess?Robert Bosworth who runs the club? Justin who has deduced that HM means Homemade? Or you! Woohooo, we are gonna have us a good opinion party today!