Longtime fellow Woody Boater Brian Toye adopted Zoomer years ago. And to many of the citizens of Woodyboaterville is very familiar. But are we really? Brian has been searching for answers and just got a bit of a breakthrough. But like any good bingable mystery, one clue seems to lead to another.So he is reaching out to us..okay you, not me. I have no clue. Other than maybe some plans from Motor Boating magazine. Here is Brian’s note.
I do hope that all of the pros in Woodyboater land can finally identify our craft.
Let the newest game of Whatizit begin. I am betting that I stump everyone!
So here are the photos for Zoomer after having spoken yesterday with the son of the original owner and builder. Since our purchase in 2006, I have searched as to what exactly this boat is. The daughter of the builder whom I actually purchased the boat from, only knew that her Dad and his brother built the boat, but she had no clue as to plans etc.
The son told me this yesterday:
It was 100% built from a kit.
He could not recall the maker. Could even have been a CC kit.
Started building the boat in the boathouse but switched to a warehouse in Portland.
This was in 1929.
Boat was completed and launched onto Oswego Lake in 1930 where it remained until 1998.
There was a searchlight mounted on the starboard side of the bow deck. Removed though.
When the boat had a substantial rebuild 1993-1995, the only changes from the original build was that the rear section of the bottom from where the prop shaft exits the bottom to the stern, was flattened out a bit. Perhaps then it had more of a V when viewed from the rear.
The only other change was that the four vents for the engine bay were originally all mounted on the two access hatch doors.
Engine was a straight six Kermath with the Kermath instrument cluster.