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Couple Gar Woods I seen, Photos

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Couple Gar Woods I seen, Photos

Post by cutwaterguy » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:42 pm

Old pics i had since late 70's, newest photo about 1996. Where are they now?

Thanks 4 looking.


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Re: Couple Gar Woods I seen, Photos

Post by Brian Robinson » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:33 pm

Photo 3 is a 1940 28' Gar Wood MAGGIE B owned by Bill Gage on Geneva Lake.

#4 is a 1929 or 1930 26' Hackercraft I can't pin down.

#7-13 is really interesting. I don't know where this boat wound up but would like to. It is a 1929 or 1930 33' Gar Wood.

#19 is a 1932 25' Gar Wood JANE owned by Jud Laws family. It used to be owned by Gar Wood's brother.

Thanks, these are fun!
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Post by cutwaterguy » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:31 am

i think the hacker was also owned at the time by gage, parked next to maggie b. this pic was taken early 80's during a show there. i don't think it was acbs related.

jane w's eddie mae was photoed at its coming out party at janesville wisc., mid to late 80's i think. from what i remember is it was a paper tycoons boat from upper midwest. i heard it went to willie's northen wisc. and never heard from again. i don't think todd w had connection to this boat. jim s. probably knows more.

jane was photoed at hessel show, 1980 close i remember. sign reads 1934. i note how flat the aft deck appears in pic. i almost had a 36-28' like this. long sad story. todd w had connections to it. long time ago.

are we the only 2 that look at this site everyday?

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Post by drrot » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:44 am

Eddie Mae sat at Willies in Winchester, WI for years. Last I heard The Turcotte's brokered it to someone in GA.
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Post by MikeM » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:55 am

Great post! Thanks for sharing.

Actually, I think all of those boats are "Miss Lisa", Matt Byrnes overly featured GW, in various lengths and stages of restoration.
1929 Hacker Craft Dolphin, 24'
1940 Century Utility, 17'
1947 Chris Craft Special, 16'
1947 Chris Craft Sportsman, 22'
1949 Chris Craft Racing Runabout, 19'
1952 Penn Yan Cartopper, 12'
1954 Chris~Craft Racing Runabout, 19' (For Sale)
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Post by Don Vogt » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:46 am

cutwater guy, I think you would be amazed at the number of people who look at these posts. I think it is the case that many dont have anything in particular to contribute to this one but wait and see. More info will no doubt come in.
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Post by cutwaterguy » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:20 pm

i sould give out more info when i posted, the first 2 of the 16 split was a boat north of indianapolis indiana that was for sale mid to late 90's. i don't rember the guys name. maybe it got bought and preserved someway.

the 2 pics showing a restor is a 37-19 custom owned by g spears out west coast. he and i did alot of back and forth as i got one in super but old original condition. needs restore. he borrowed alot to have reprod'd. i actually never saw that boat.

the 18' split was b chapins at the time pic was taken at a fox lake ill. show. early 80's.

the 19 custom, is a 38 model with those gauges i think, pic was taken early 80's hessel parked 90 in the boat house slip.

the 2 utility pics (b4 maggie b) are the same boat belonging to b turgeon, pics were taken at fox lake and port huron mich show. b chapin did work on b turgeons boats. i haven't been able to find any pics of b turgeons g-w streamliner yet. b turgeon past way a number years back. what ever happened to his susans lament?

i'm sure the boats are still around, in good hands i hope. thanks 4 looking.
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Post by Don Vogt » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:39 pm

thanks, i believe garret still has the gar.
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Re: Couple Gar Woods I seen, Photos

Post by mattbyrne » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:21 am

Mike,

None of these pics are of Miss Lisa, But I have some if you want to see them :D

CutWaterGuy,

Garret Spears did finish the restoration of his boat, it was at the ACBS International show last fall. CutWaterGuy do you happen to live in northern Indiana?

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Post by mattbyrne » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:23 am

Maggie B is still owned by the gage family on Lake Geneva. I don't think the boat gets out much, I would love to see it at our annual show one of these years!

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Post by cutwaterguy » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:25 am

mattbyrne wrote:Mike,
CutWaterGuy do you happen to live in northern Indiana?

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Re: Couple Gar Woods I seen, Photos

Post by cutwaterguy » Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:41 am

i went thru my c-water patterns today 4 a customer and found the pattern i made off bob turgeons streamliner. it was labelled 41-21 g w streamliner. so thats more than i knew when i posted. i haven't been able to any photos of it yet.
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