We have a new term for the Woody Boater dictionary. Story Surfing. It’s what happens when you go beyond milking, and the good stuff keeps coming. And such is the case from yesterday. Fellow Woody boater Jim Hawver, chimed in with one of his collection of stuff. You all have no idea how much I love it when this happens. THIS, is why I do Woody Boater. Ahhhhhhhhh. Sorry Mr B.. Here is jims story.
Back in the early 90s I was chasing A 1950s Davis E-Service Race Boat located in Washington PA at Engles Holiday Harbor Marina. After making the deal on the boat with Bill Engle Sr. He asked me if I had an interest in the original Gray Racing Fireball Motor located in another building. Yes and off we went to have a look. In that building was the 26ft Triple up against the back wall along with a Ford Model A and lots of inboard motors. My true words ( WHAT THE HELL IS THAT). Old Bill said, That’s a DART. I had to ask, Is that for Sale? Mr Engle said, I’m in my 80s, It’s been sitting there for over 30 years and you are the first person to ask that question? Bill said it was a Ride Boat of Indian Lake Ohio.
All hardware was there and had the 225 Kermath Motor. One picture of me loading the boat. Just one short plank missing. I had it restored and powered it with a 454 motor. Why, Back then I got a price to restore the Kermath that was more then what I paid for the boat. I was smart enough to keep the Kermath to stay with the boat. The Dart was used in NY on the Fingerlakes on Keuka Lake. At 77 years old I haven’t had the dart in the water in a few years. Still playing with those Race Boats. Check those extra Grab Handles on the Engine Hatch. Add On’s so riders could sit on the Hatches.
STAY TUNED, Maybe someone will have another wave of stuff for us to Story Surf some more…… Greg! Email me, dont waste it on a comment. Wink knod!