Story and photos by Paul Scorza
   
My wife (and kids) think I am nuts.
 
My “fleet” ranges from 10-14 boats depending on when you catch me.  I have loved boats since I was a little kid.  Below is a pic of a 1960 Glasspar, owned by family friends, in 1969 with me riding in it on the Hudson River in Red Hook, NY.  
 
 
I loved boats then as I do now, and boats from that time period hold a special place in my heart.  Hence the reason all the boats I buy and restore are from those years of growing up on the river. 
 
My first restoration was when I graduated from college and wanted my own boat.  I loved Sea Rays from when we used to visit lake George every summer and the lake was full of them.  I found a 1970 Sea Ray, 24ft cuddly full of tomato plants in a field.  I bought it and proceeded to restore it over the next 9 months.  I used it for a few years and then traded it for a newer boat.  We then always had a family boat for the wife and kids.
 

 
My next restoration was many years later when my dad passed away and I needed something to keep busy.  He loved Chris Crafts, so I figured why not find one that needs restoring and take it from there.  I restored a 22ft 1955 Continental which I still have and will always have.  I named it after my dad. 
 

  
Next, I actually found that exact yellow boat in the picture below from 1969 rotting away in an owner’s backyard and offered to buy it.  I restored it and still have it.  That really got me going on finding old boats and bringing them back to life.  Sometimes I sell a few of them, but mostly I have my favorites and keep them.  They have to be seaworthy and run, as every one of my boats goes out for a cruise at least a few times a year.
 

 
Below is a picture taken on a day when the whole fleet was afloat. It looks like a lot of friends and family having lots of fun!
 

 
“My favorite thing to do is go out with my wife and take a nice early evening cruise on one of my restored oldies.”
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1836jamesr replied the topic: #148814 1 week 8 hours ago
New to the site but love old stuff. Quick question,, I have a 2nd owner 1961 Lone Star Vacationer in 98% original condition. I live in North Texas and was wondering where to get a fair appraisal of it's value
Chuck in Cincinnati replied the topic: #148791 4 weeks 1 day ago
Hi Mike, I believe the steering wheel is an Attwood ? Many boat manufacturers used them, so that won't help IDing the boat.
Don't give up the search ! I thought Ancarrow because he made some wild boats, but I don't think that's it
Just call me Mike Cats replied the topic: #148790 4 weeks 2 days ago
Any idea where to start to figure out brand or year?
How about ideas from the steering wheel?
I'd hate to junk it.

Mike
boatracer replied the topic: #148783 1 month 1 week ago
ok let us know
Just call me Mike Cats replied the topic: #148782 1 month 1 week ago
Thanks, Dwight, I need to figure out what it is first.
boatracer replied the topic: #148780 1 month 1 week ago
Hi we specize in titiling and registrations for boats and cars you can call us @ 941-626-3110 or email @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thanks Dwight
Just call me Mike Cats replied the topic: #148779 1 month 1 week ago
Hello, I'm new to the site and need help figuring this boat out. No hull numbers, no ID plate inside and no registration numbers on the bow. It was a gift :)
boatracer replied the topic: #148775 1 month 2 weeks ago
Hi discount marine dosent have any homelite parts any more ideas the impellers are really hard to try somthing close thanks Dwight
boatracer replied the topic: #148765 1 month 2 weeks ago
Hi we contacted them and they dont have anything
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Waterwings replied the topic: #148733 2 months 12 hours ago
Sorry haven't been on in quite a while but have you tried Discount Marine Parts out of Bark River MD? www.discount-marine-parts.com They have the story on the motors and have some parts, maybe not what you need but they might be able to help locate them. Like CHuck said alos, AOMCI. If you join there's probably a forum or someone on there who can help.

Bob
boatracer replied the topic: #148732 2 months 16 hours ago
Hi all looking for homelite outboard parts any help out there thanks Dwight
boatracer replied the topic: #148724 2 months 1 week ago
Hi still looking for any homelite outboards or nos thanks Dwight 941-626-3110
boatracer replied the topic: #148722 2 months 1 week ago
Hi any leads on homelite water pumps or impellers thanks Dwight
boatracer replied the topic: #148721 2 months 1 week ago
Hi thanks for the lead old outboard motor club but had a hard timre to navigate it ill have to join and see if its easer thanks Dwight
boatracer replied the topic: #148720 2 months 1 week ago
homelite outboard
Chuck in Cincinnati replied the topic: #148713 2 months 1 week ago
have you tried contacting the antique outboard motor club yet ? They may be able to assist you to find impellers?
www.aomci.org/
boatracer replied the topic: #148712 2 months 1 week ago
Hi any leads on homelite /bearcat impellers thanks Dwight 941-626-3110
boatracer replied the topic: #148711 2 months 1 week ago
homelite /bearcat impellers
boatracer replied the topic: #148703 2 months 3 weeks ago
Homelite Bearcat outboards or parts wanted will pickup most places thanks Dwight 941-626-3110
kcolrevo3211 replied the topic: #148701 2 months 3 weeks ago
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boatracer replied the topic: #148678 3 months 2 weeks ago
Hi do you have or any leads on bearcat water pumps /impellers thanks Dwight 941-626-3110
Daveadk52 replied the topic: #148677 3 months 2 weeks ago
Flying Scott
boatracer replied the topic: #148647 3 months 3 weeks ago
Hi does anyone know were to find Homelite/Bearcat water pumps or impellas
100disabled vet replied the topic: #148639 4 months 5 days ago
I have picture but do not know how to post them here.
100disabled vet replied the topic: #148638 4 months 5 days ago
I need help to ID a boat

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