The previously specified Astro 860M-5T motors are not available. This short kit does NOT contain any hardware. The CAD plans have all stations at full size , and full size views and sections. The plans are crisp new plots.
A beautiful boat can be built from these plans. This is not an old set of plans that have been blown-up. If you want to build a large classic speed boat, this kit has done all cutting of the shaped frame and shaped structural pieces for you. You supply the stick wood and sheet wood.Garfield Wood never intended to go into the boat building business. His goal was to personally set every speed record on water and be recognized as the world's speedboat king. Today Gar Wood boats are among the most sought-after classic boats in the world.
While he was there he bought the yard that built her, the Chris Smith and Sons Boat Company. For the next six years Chris Smith built racing boats under the direction of Gar Wood. In 1923 Chris Smith and his sons separated themselves from Gar Wood and decided to operate their own boat building company under the name "Chris Craft Boats". In 1934 Gar introduced the 16' split cockpit runabout.
In mid-year Gar Wood received a personal request from his good friend Edward Noble, owner of the Lifesaver Candy Company. Since 1926 Noble had been speeding on the St. Lawrence River in his famous 33' Baby Gar, "SNAIL". He told Gar Wood that he and his friends on the St. Lawrence River wanted a small, sporty racer that would be like a water version of the popular European sports cars.
Gar Wood's answer was a high-performance sixteen footer with 2 seats aft of the engine that he called the "Speedster". Its performance and appearance was similar to a cut-down Miss America racer. Noble fell in love with the boat and the first dozen produced were sent to the St. Lawrence River for Noble and his friends. His speedster was named the "Miss Behave" and others in the group were called "Miss Adventure".
"Miss Chief", and "Miss Conduct". Speedster racing became a regular event on the St.
Lawrence River right to the start of World War II. (The original "Miss Behave" is in ` Shipyard Museum). An original, unrestored 1935 Gar Wood Speedster. Chrysler Spitfire Inline 6 Cyl.