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Ofwego II  JS-603OFWEGO

Owner:  Len Finethy of Alton Bay, NH

A 1983 Jersey Skiff designed by Bender and built by Indigo Rigging, Inc. of Barnegat Light, NJ.  It is a 16 foot boat with a Chevy 250HP 8 cylinder 283 cu. in. engine. Len’s family has been boating for many years on Lake Winnipesaukee. His first boat was a 1952 Chris Craft 17 foot utility. In April 2003, Len purchased JS-96 then called Think Crude. He assigned JS-603 to the boat as this is the New Hampshire telephone area code. The name of the boat is the family boat name used since their first 1952 Chris Craft. Len has participated in many Vintage Race Boat Regattas and looks forward to doing so for many more years. He also loves to give boat rides !!!

 

 

 

 

compulsionCompulsion G18

Owner:  Bob Mueller, Alton, NH

This is a 2008 reproduction of a Gar Wood Gentleman’s Racer. The bare hull was completed by the Fish Brothers of Queensbury, New York and  the 383 Chevy stroker engine dynoed at 450HP and was built by Larry’s Auto Machine of Stonington, CT. The boat was completed and is maintained by the Vintage Race Boat Shop in Wolfeboro, NH. Compulsion had its debut at the 2008 Vintage Race Boat Regatta in Clayton, NY, where it ran very well, at the front of the pack all weekend long. It is also one of the few gentleman’s racers on the vintage circuit running a small block. The current driver is Bob Mueller who has been an avid boater all his life. From driving pleasure yachts to ski boats to fishing boats, Bob has driven on both fresh and salt water. He has been driving for over 4 years on the American Power Boat Association Vintage Circuit, participating  at regattas in Buffalo, Clayton and Lake George, as well as the Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta.