I am on the road as of 5:AM for a 17 hr hail mary home. The good news, Mr B seems to really understand the cruise control and self driving lane thing. He is getting a lot of road time behind the wheel. So I think he is mature enough to avoid the usual Road Rage at any car with a dog in it. With all that said, as promised, we are gonna milk the Dee White story from Gary. Here is Garys note.
The Dee Wite belonged to longtime friend Lee Heinzman and was next on his list to restore on a long list of projects in his collection. After his passing last November Bette asked me to help sell the 30+ boats in the Bristol Ct building and the Dee Wite was to be donated to the Clayton Museum.
After discussions with the Museum and going over the terms of maintenance fees she decided to sell it instead. My feeling the Museum could have broken protocol to have this one off super rare boat and engine on display and available for research purposes. I do have the outdrive and the engine is coupled direct to the drive through the center hole in the lower transom.
The out drive is in pieces but Big Tony is hopeful the VCR tape in the picture we found in the box has the instructions. Good luck finding a VCR. The Van Blerck does run and is a rarity in itself, this is a back burner project but will see the water again.
The Launch on Big Tony’s rack is a 1910 15′ Graves Launch built in Marblehead Ma with the transom notched for an outboard this will be returned to an inboard.
And there ya have it, thanks Gary.