It’s Time To Play What Izit? Bigtime!



Long time fellow Woody Boater and pal Bill Anderson sent this in for a What Izit story. Now, if Bill doesnt know what it iz, we are all doomed, cause Bill is one for the extremes and he finds them for sure. Here is the story from Bill.


Hi, With the  help of Royce Humphrey, I purchased this boat from an estate,I dont know what it is,it is plywood and was clothed over it,but it has some fins,and it is a tunnel hull,it had a hatch on very back originally,It is about 16-17ft  but I called Lee Wanstad and waiting for him to make me smarter  but I wanted to through this out there in case you  knew  anything on it,,it will get don with a 6 cyl Merc,, thanks Bill Anderson


8 replies
  1. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    A question for Kev-Fin Mueller of Rockton,IL the guru of finned boats.
    All I can say is put it to the front of the “to be restored ” list Bill. Whatever it is it’s neat.

  2. Bill Anderson
    Bill Anderson says:

    I have a shooting star and this looks like a shooting star on steroids,a lot bigger.Royce had a rumor that is came from Ohio[license plate verifies] and might have been built by Amish???Kevfin is getting a call today,,thanks for the help yes it will get done soon Bill

  3. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    No idea what it is – other than awesome! Only Amish boatbuilder I know of in Ohio is lapstrake maker Skiff Craft. And I can’t imagine them building this Jetson looking craft.

  4. Brian Flaherty
    Brian Flaherty says:

    I’m going to cast a vote for home built based on the Shooting Star…

    It’s definitely unique and cool.

    No one else has asked yet, but what does the state paperwork say?

  5. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    I see some Ted Jones influence in the hull and shear line – but someone had a great imagination to take the fins to that extreme!

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