WARNING: There is will B and overabundance of B’s used in this story. B prepared! Okay you have been warned. We got these images in from the Katz’s Marina Gang, who just purchased this from Greg Jackson at Carolina Classic Boats And Cars. Greg is a fantastic guy and I bought my first boat from him. JUST SWELL. Although at the time was called Little Princess. AHHHHHH! Anyway Back to B’s
Why B’s? Well, turns out this little 17 came with a ..WAIT FOR IT.. a B! Yes, a little B. Black wheel etc. A real Plain Jane.. And I love it. Despite all the simple features, it’s still a spectacular boat. Orange seams, Pigskin interior.. and its famous transom. This boat is like that gal in high school, that just was a simple gal, no make up, but absolutely gorgeous once you sent 5 minutes with her. And that is the conundrum. And where you come in.
Do you change the B? Yes, its a fun boat as is. But come on. Do you soup up the B to match the HP of a K something? So you get the power and the showability? Do you call her PLANE JANE and embrace it all. BTW, the term Plain Jane according to Webster’s Dictionary was used in 1936! mmmmm.. And some other sources say earlier and some 1940. Regardless, it did become part of our slang in the late 30’s and early 40’s. I suppose GI’s used it.
Either way, it will be getting the Katz’s Marina treatment and look insane amazing.
Stay Tuned for more cool boats this week.