Vintage Race Boat Shop

 

We maintain vintage wooden boats,

by providing year round maintenance

and treating each boat with special care.

About us

 

Also building reproduction vintage boats.

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Bill John - owner/driver

Gerri Prusko - riding mechanic

 

Vintage Race Boat Shop

PO Box 1457

 Mount Dora, Fl. 32756

352-729-6060

John1948@Metrocast.net

 


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About us

Trading Dock

Our Vintage Boats

Vintage Newsletter

Reproduction Boats

Saturday Gatherings

Around The Shops


Vintage Circuit

2014 Schedule !!!

Photo Archives

Reproduction Boats 


Tech Articles

Stain & Varnish

Edge Bonding-Part 1

Edge Bonding-Part 2

Edge Bonding-Part 3

Stepped Hull Design

Shingled Hull Design

Unlimiteds-3 Pointers


Lake Winnipesaukee

Boat Racing

The Early Years

Boat Racing-1926

Boat Racing-1927

Boat Racing-1928

Boat Racing-1929-1

Boat Racing-1929-2

Vintage Regatta-2001

Vintage Regatta-2003

Vintage Regatta-2005

Vintage Regatta-2007

Vintage Regatta-2009

Vintage Regatta-2011


A message from the owner/webmeister

Bill John


Links

Hagerty InsuranceJamestown Distributors

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta

November 14-16, 2014

       

       

The past will come alive as the vintage and classic race boats of bygone eras return to Wooton Park in Tavares, Florida for our next annual Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta. Tavares is now a major stop on the Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit with over 60 beautifully restored vintage and classis race boats running demonstration laps on a 1 mile oval course on beautiful Lake Dora. In addition to seeing and hearing these unique and beautiful boats run, spectators are invited to view them close-up in the pit area at Wooton Park on both Saturday and Sunday. We will be running large heats of all vintage classes, including outboards, small hydros, mid-hydros, large hydros, flatbottoms, skiffs, speedsters, gold cuppers, and fire breathing grand prix hydros. The sights and sounds are magnificent, come join all the fun !!!

Tavares Fall Thunder Regatta - November 14-16, 2014


Currently in the shop !!!

      

        

  Owner/Driver - Bill John

1946 Gar Wood, hull number 7115, modified

Speedster design, single aft cockpit, 21 foot

After years of hard running on the vintage circuit and constant use on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee, our beloved Obsession was hauled back to the shop for some TLC. The hull remains in excellent shape after our Edge-Bonding project over ten years ago. The edge-bonded seams still look fresh, but more importantly added great strength to the hull.  As soon as the snow melts, we will be hauling Obsession and moving our shop to Mount Dora, getting ready to rock & roll on the Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit !!!

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Florida Vintage Race Boat Circuit


Last Update: April 15, 2014

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