A couple days ago we did a classic Whatizit story for Zoomer, and you all came up with some amazing insights. Bo Muller chimed in “My best guess is a Welchcraft. The Welch brothers sold lots of kit boats in the 20’s and 30’s Lots were inboards.”
Jim Grant with a link to some — RABBIT HOLE ALERT,—- Its a deep dive. Motorboating Magazines stories on kits back in the 20’s HERE.
Now behind the scenes on the “I’m Bored Of Directors” email chain, Troy and Chad pointed out there is no way some of the old photos are Zoomer, BUT in fact are the row boat pictured. For the record, I used those old photos from a previous story on Zoomer. I did not notice the detailed differences.
Here is Chads comment “The boat in the shop has deck frames. The boat next to Zoomer on the water is a row boat. Look at the saw horse in the completed photo and in the build photo. Look to be the same design”.
Troy NOT TOYE BTW….Said “Went back today to check in on the Zoomer story and I see that BrianT claims that they are the same boat. And after looking through the pics of the story again I think I found the boat that the man is standing next to in the build pic. Take a look at these pix. In particular the soft chime, the way the amount of tumblehome on the stern, and the way the stem protrudes the deck (red circle in both pics). Not sure if this discussion is worth another story, but as far as I am concerned this is the boat in the build pic.”
And then Paul Harrison said.. NOTE, the shortest conversation Paul has EVER said.. But cracked me up. “Anything that aggravates Toye is to be encouraged and in fact, celebrated.….”
NOTE TO ALL. BrianT enjoys the back and forth and he not shy to get into an internet battle. Like M-fine. Poking the Tiger is part of the fun. We all have our rolls here in this ongoing sitcom I suppose. I do know this, if we all were sitting around a table, the laughter would be filling the room.
There ya have it, the ship behind the scenes, and an inside look at how we are just a family of a bunch of folks having fun at each others expenses. On my end of it all I was on Zoom calls from 8AM yesterday until 8PM, yes 12 hrs of solid business calls. I was doing them from the railway while others helped with Sweet Pea. Money in, and Money out. It was needless to say a day of Zooms stuff. And those Bored Of Directors emails and comments on WB cracked me up and kept it all fun. So, today we keep this going. WHAT IZ IT? Do we have a final consensus? Other than aggravating BrianT seems to be part of the fun for some. But they did help!