Since I have been running Stinky so far this summer, gotta say a fun racer is, well, fun. And this little racer on ebay today is just perfect. All redone and ready to go. And it’s vintage and has some history. If this was a car it would be a fortune, but because its a boat. Affordable fun for sure, and you can race it. Go to Lake Dora, race the week before, and then drive it to The Palm Garden. And race home after one, okay five too many Jalapeno poppers.
Here is the story off ebay and the link below. – Riot is a 1950 E Service wooden inboard race boat, 18’ long and powered by her original Gray Marine 244 cubic inch Fireball 6 cylinder 165horsepower engine. Built by the Davis Brothers in Mateo, SC, she was originally raced in the Atlantic Coast region, then run as a pleasure racer until acquired by the Lewis family of Clayton, NY. After a minimal restoration by Cedric Maycock, she was entered in early Raceboat Regatta events by Tony Lewis. Present owner bought her from the Lewis family in 1994 and continued to run in vintage events.. The boat and engine is original, with a new bottom, and stringers replaced as needed in 1998.
Her narrow transom with large anti-trip (non trip) chines and concave bottom was the new thing as compared to a rocker keel sort of v bottom shape. She is a Davis Brothers (Vernon and Ralph, uncles to Buddy Davis) boat. They designed her lines and built her hull. Riot is a race boat design that led the way for better racing until higher horsepower and the 3 point hydroplane design was made successful in racing.
Sale includes custom trailer with tongue extension add on to aide in ramp launching with lifting straps for crane launching. Presently located in and stored indoors at Clayton, NY since 1988. YOU CAN SEE MORE HERE ON THIS EBAY LINK
This of course reminds me of this wonderful card I found on ebay and Woodyboaterized it