The Classic Boat Community At It’s Best. Happy Saturday.


Yesterday while winterizing Stinky my text message pinger starting going nuts. Quick to the Mattphone. There is a Woody Boater event happening. Is it a sinking? Did someone blow an engine? Did Troy run out of photos? Oh no.. Maybe Mfine exploded from all the bacon? What is it?

Original Blue Print Drawing of Gerry Lo

Well, it’s from the Ramsey Bros, have you seen this on ebay? Its Gerry Lo’s Blue Print! What the heck? Do you know who owns it now to get this too them. Wow, again. Well an email the Woody Boater CIA,  Dane Anderson, and we had a name, and turns out he had also seen it, and Dave Bortner scooped it up to keep it all in the family and safe. No doubt to go to the owner of Gerry Lo.

Photo 2001 Gerry Lo

That’s the drama for about an hr. GOOD STUFF, kindness, and working together. This is us all at our best, When we all come together its hart warming, and a reminder of how much we may disagree on Varnish or other petty crap, we are an amazing community. Kindness and care is contagious, just like negativity. Here is too the Ramsey Bros, Dave Bortner at Freedom Boat Service and Dane Anderson for the infection of kindness. It made my day!

Gerry Lo at the Famous Mecum Auction in Minn. This boat was part of some heavy Drama

If you want to read more about the Rare, Dingle Gerry Lo, here is a story we did a ways back. Clearly Texx and Dane did the story, because it is all spelled right, and deep in information.

10 replies
  1. kirk lillie
    kirk lillie says:

    I restored her!
    I have that blueprint!
    2000 hours in the restoration
    Rolls Royce Meteor 12cyl for power!

  2. RH In Indy
    RH In Indy says:

    Wow- not a lot of appreciation for that boat in the comment section in 2013. “Underwhelming”? Looks pretty awesome to me!!

    • Brad Ernst
      Brad Ernst says:

      Todd Warner was a good friend of the original owner and currently the owner of this boat. When he oversaw the restoration of this boat he had reprints made of the original prints and I believe he still has them available.

  3. Floyd r turbo
    Floyd r turbo says:

    So apparently Dingle was the “naval architect” according to the blueprints. And apparently, as far as runabout design was concerned, the only taste he had was in his mouth.

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      LOL, tell us how you really feel!

      Did the Curtis D12 ever find a home? That was the one cool feature of this boat.

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