10 Questions With F_R
What is your name?
Where are you from?
Born in Ohio, lived in Florida forever
How long have you been boating?
Full time outboard motor mechanic, 1954 – 1978. For a Gale Buccaneer dealer at first, then we switched to Evinrude when Gale quit producing motors. Also serviced all other makes. OMC mostly, plus anything else that came through the door. However. only an occasional Mercury. In 1978, made a career change and went to work at Hynautic Inc, manufacturer of Hydraulic steering and engine controls for boats. Stayed there 21 years, serving a variety of positions, till I retired.
How many boats have you owned?
Who manufactured those boats?
15′ Gulf Liner, 16′ Starcraft, 17′ Larson, 14′ Lund, 14′ Alumacraft
What boat do you currently own?
Present “yacht” is the 35 year old 14′ Lund with a 1984 Johnson 35hp, 2nd boat is the Alumacraft that I use to run a variety of antique and classic era outboard motors (once my bread and butter, now my hobby).
Do you prefer a particular motor manufacture?
What is your favorite boating activity?
Cruising and camping the remote rivers of Florida.
Where is your favorite boating destination?
Suwanee / Santa Fe Rivers.