Fellow WoodyBoater Matt Yancer spent the past 2 years or so restoring this wonderful and very rare Rowlett boat. Never heard of one? Thats okay. You are not alone. Around the Richmond VA area it was made and sold through Rowlett’s a very well known bike, and general fun stuff store. It closed its doors in 2012 after being in business for 95 years. I remember buying a bike there when I went to collage there. So of course, I have an attraction to this little varnish sucker.
Also I think? Don’t have my books here in quarantineville, but I do think Bob Speltz did do a half page on Rowlett Boats. Either way, here on Craigslist is Matt’s fully restored one. Which was also featured in a WoodyBoater What iz It story back in 2017. Oh the good old days. Cough cough.. Here is that story. HERE.
I am hoping that someone around the Richmond area wants to keep some of the local history alive, and have some fun while they are at it. I have been given strict guidelines here by the CBC – The Control For Boat Control. Ya. It’s run by the Dr Boatress who is claiming there is scientific proof that if I get close to a boat I “Always Wanted” I will get it. So I am locked in here, and she is developing an Eye mask and nose plugs for not smelling varnish. I digress. It’s all a hoax! We don’t want to overwhelm the Restoration shops. Wow, this story went off the rails fast.