I haven’t been around motos much the last few days, as I’m on vacation with my family on a lake cabin only accessible by boat, and I promised I’d leave my laptop at home (which has enough moto pron to keep this site going indefinitely). I was, however, pleasantly surprised to learn on our drive out that my wife’s father would be bringing his newly restored Mahogany boat to the cabin. Don, my father-in-law, is a jack of all trades; a carpenter, hot rod builder, fabricator, etc., and he’s just finished his first antique wooden boat.
I’m still working out the details of the boat’s early days, but it came to be in Emily’s family about 25 years ago when they pulled it off the bottom of Lake Couer D’Alene. A skin-diving friend had found it a few weeks before and told them of its location. Don’s father restored it over the next few years and the family got nearly 20 years out of it before it once again needed going over. Don’t father is gone now but he would no doubt be proud of his son’s work…
Don is also the man who taught me how to do body work and helped me do the body and paint on my old GS.
Be sure to click the link below to see/hear this beast under power.