Fellow Woody Boater Mark Erbesfield got him self a doozy of a cool boat. And John Rothert from VA is no longer alone on Lake Cyborspace with a boat from Argentina. Now, this one is also as cool as Johns. Maybe they can double date? I will link Johns story below Madonna. Oh ya, she’s here as a special performance. So here is the story and photos from Mark. Take it away Mark, Woodyboaterville is all yours.
I have a new/old boat and I do not know it’s history. The seller, a friend of mine says it is prewar because of the 1941 Fireball 6 engine and trans. And because it is riveted construction. The main reason I am trying to date it is that it does not have a windshield and I want to add one. So hence the prewar/post war dilemma regarding bracket style.
I have seen a number of 19’ Chris Craft Racing Runabouts that look very similar, but these are 1950’s and up, which doesn’t make sense with my engine age. Hoping you can help me or send me to someone that might. All I know, which is little, is supposedly this boat came out of Argentina, but that is only because it was sold at same auction as Eva Peron’s personal belongings and had spark plug wires with the name Argentina on them. Also, the steering wheel is on port side, which is typically European. I have attached a bunch of pics to help you to look at. Thanks for the help.
Mark J. Erbesfield
And now a short tune! Hit it Eva, Madonna Eva.
And here is the link to John Rotherts very cool flathead Argentinian boat.