A huge thanks to fellow longtime Woody Boater Gary Michael from Inland Boat Works for sending us in a cool find. Dang, Gary sure can find some cool stuff. WOW, as Gary says, not really a barn find, but I will say if its been in a barn and you see it? Is it a bard See? A Barn I knew about it?
Picked up a 17′ Dee Wite model 9 hull # 1 prototype with running Van Blerck Jr engine. Prototype with outdrive. This was in the Heinzman collection in Bristol Ct. Not really a barn find but would come under worth having a look at
A Huge thanks, AGAIN and AGAIN to Gary for his ability to dig and find such treasures. You can Parooz Garys website HERE!
And if you want more info on Van Blerck Engines, Here is a long history. CLICK HERE to Gas Engine Magazine.