https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/20110729-084121.jpg 590 440 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2011-07-29 20:44:182011-07-29 20:44:18Secret spy reports in from Lake Tahoe
What make boat is the white side in the pic?
Maybe a Boesch?
I knew it was a B something
Is that South Shore? or a new different location?
Jim – they were made in Stockton, CA , just 50 miles south of where I am in Sacramento. For Credence fans – 20 miles south of Lodi! Pretty kick butt boats.
Early ones had steel frames with marine plywood tortured over them and screwed in. Kind of a semi-racing craft – the Besotes brothers were mechanics for Stan Dollar and his racing Gar Woods at Tahoe. They made enclosed trailers, then boats – hence the steel frame. Low deadrise, big motors – lots of Cadillacs.
To Norm – the pictures are from South Shore – specifically, Tahoe Keys. 2 weeks from now we are at Sierra Boat (Herb’s place) in North Shore for the Concours de Elegance.
Forgot to mention, got a late wood framed one laying around if anybody wants it. Total project – really just a start, but cool. Called a Tahoe model – not mine, owned by a friend, but in my world. Come get it!
Correction – they worked for Henry Kaiser, not Dollar.
I am interested in contacting Marty Feletto concerning the Besotes project boat that he mentioned in his July 30 10:37 PM post. I recently, 18 months ago, sold my 1947 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout and I am looking…..
Could you forward my contact information to Marty? Or, if not me, to Dave at Northwest Classic Boats. I have also shot Dave an e-mail asking him for a ballpark restoration number. My replacement boat must be safe, reliable and low maintenance. I think the Besotes Tahoe model restored by Dave just might do it.
Chuck Crosby Jr.