Auquaplane On Ebay! Go Ahead, Have Some Vintage Water Fun!

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 10.11.28 AM You’ve seen the pictures and wondered what it would be like to try it all out. Well here is your chance. Its not a Chris Craft one, but it is cool wood and looks great on the wall of your garage, or boat house, and once, maybe twice you can try it. just think how confused the Dr’s in the ER will be when they ask.”How did this happen” And you get to spout on about Aquaplanes and how you love classic boats..yada yada while your wife looks on in pure disgust. All because you clicked on the link.

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Looks Safe to me!

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A little West System stuff and good to go..

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19 replies
  1. jim g
    jim g says:

    There actually very easy to ride. There very stable and great for introducing the little kids to skiing. You can also ride it with the kids about age 5 or 6 and under.

  2. Jim K.
    Jim K. says:

    For what it’s worth……I restored a pair of water skis (1954 model) made by the Atlantic Pacific Mfg. Co. that have a logo on the skis that looks like the faded logo on the aquaplane. See attached picture.

  3. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I have looked at a lot of pictures of these things in use. It seems the key to riding one is to not wear a life jacket. I believe it is also important to use a heavy prop-seeking cotton tow rope and not a modern floating nylon one.

  4. Jack
    Jack says:

    As a young boy I rode one of these behind a flat bottom row boat and a ten horse Johnson..
    Five gallons of gas kept boys busy all day, that was around a dollars worth back then.

  5. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo says:

    Spent many hours when I was young on one of these. The main thing to remember is when the rider falls off you must cut the throttle immediately or the board will submarine and eventually pop up out of the water like a rocket. If you are in shallow water it will bury itself in the bottom and break the towline. I lost one that way. Tons of fun.

  6. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    I’m another one who learned to ride one as a kid…Back in 1938 or’39 on Lake Winnepesaukee…I bought a Chris Craft one 10 or 12 years ago. I think Terry Fiest has it now. He wrote a story on Aquaplanes for The Brass Bell.

  7. Tommyholm
    Tommyholm says:

    Malcolm Pope was an acclomphised race boat driver – often in a Century – who founded cypress gardens in Florida with his brother dick pope Sr. Malcolm was known as an aquatic stunt man with his ski tricks and ability to jump his outboard race boat.

    • jim g
      jim g says:

      85.00 is about right. Its 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide and probably weighs around 40 pounds. So UPS will consider it oversized and bill it at around 80 pounds. UPS now not only charges for weight but they also charge by size. So a 2’x 2’x 2′ package that weighs 5 pounds will cost a good bit less then a 3′ x 3’x 3′ that weighs the same. Which is why shipping cost went up after christmas.

  8. Mark 'cuda man
    Mark 'cuda man says:

    Here’s some of my water ski collection. I love the vintage O’briens, Maharaja, Connelly, ect……

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