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Bob Clendenin

 

 

Wooden Boat Show

Mount Dora, March 24, 2006

     
Held annually in Mount Dora, the 19th wooden boat show may be the biggest of its kind.  It starts with the boats, Speedliner, Hacker, Chris Craft or Garwood.  Should your Adventurer match your Desoto?  The lady in red and white explained that her boat still sports its original colors.
 
 
     
The array of vintage engines is impressive.  Some are beautifully restored, others show signs of wear.  Chris Craft, Scot-Atwater, Johnson, Chrysler Marine, Elgin and Oliver.  How much outboard do you want for $50?  There are twins with counter rotation propellers.  Remember the constant fiddling with the carburetor high and low speed adjustments?
 

 

 
  Dave stands beside a Mercury.  Next is a 1957 Lone Star Meteor.  Need a spare part?  
 

 

 
 

 

 
Bob Clendenin