Only One More Sleep Before the Gavel Drops In Winsted, Minnesota

The much anticipated Warner Collection – Mecum No Reserve Auction is all fired up and the gavel will drop starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning.

The folks at Mecum Auctions have done an unbelievable job preparing for the event and organizing all the Vintage Wooden Boats, Engines and Parts.

Even if you have to take a taxi to get here, you won’t be disappointed.

Just tell the wife you are going down to pick up a new burgee…

Or to pick up a small hydroplane for the kids…

Or to buy some new gauges for that future restoration project… Start small.

“Sugar Lady” a beautiful 1932 Chris-Craft 27′ Custom Triple Cockpit Runabout is scheduled to go on the block in the morning.

Or how about picking up a 1958 Staudacher 32′ Unlimited Hydroplane powered by a 1500 HP Allison V-12. (crew not included)

Or impress the neighbors at the lake with a rare 1929 30′ Sea Lyon Triple Cockpit…

Or this unusual Forsa Peddle Boat made in Switzerland. Good way to get some exercise at the lake and look cool on the water at the same time.

Or the ultimate killer runabout “Thunderballs” a 1949 36′ Hackercraft Triple with 580 HP. Last of the Big Custom Triples made back in the day.

Krunch and Matt discussing how they were going to tell Matt’s wife that he was the winning bidder for “Thunderballs” – A great name for a big boat.

A mint 1955 Yellow Jacket 14′ Outboard…

“Ripple” is a beautiful 1959 20′ Century Coronado powered by a twin carb Chrysler Hemi.

Or this real nice little 1957 Chris-Craft 18′ Sea Skiff – Ready to go…

Or if you have a big enough Taxi, you could drag home this 1939 33’6″ Goodhue/Hawkins Lake Launch. Tell the wife it’s her special Christmas Gift from you to her…

Or if you have a slow moving Taxi, you could take home this “Fixer Upper” – But it may take until Christamas to get it home…

Stay tuned to Woody Boater for more news and stories from the Mecum Auction on Saturday.
2 replies
  1. Tom T.
    Tom T. says:

    You guys are so lucky to see all that history. Matt if you got an extra 10 spot on ya pick up that thunderboat for me. Whats the weather like back there? Cant wait to hear how tommorrow goes thanks for the updates, Tom

  2. Texx
    Texx says:

    Tom – The forecast for Saturday in Winsted, MN is scattered periods of bidding in the morning with clearing check's in the afternoon. Frosty back home on Saturday night.

    Actually Sunny and 68 Degrees on Saturday.

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