Post Number: 236
|Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006 - 05:10 pm: ||
This DisPro is a 1921 boat, built in Tonawanda , New York. It last was in the water in 1938 when it was taken out for a refit.
It has since passed through only 2 owners , both of whom really wanted to see the boat get re-done, but just could not finish it - the present owner
(of 30 years) called the Dippy Doctor ( Paul Dodington) and voila , there she is.
A really nice job and ready for many years of enjoyment.
I had her out for a spin this weekend and she went like the wind - damn fast ( for a DisPro)
The boat at my dock
The engine cover - quite unique - proabably because it was an American made boat
The works behind the dashboard including the recoil starter, the primer, the two grease lines, and the ignition wirining.
The Dippy Doctor - Paul Dodington
He has more knowledge of the history and the vagaries and subtleties of the DisPro than anyone alive today.
Post Number: 713
|Posted on Sunday, September 03, 2006 - 08:27 pm: ||
Your dock has had some wonderful boats tied up to it over the years... I remember this one from last year!