F_R – Member of the Month

10 Questions With F_R

What is your name?

Frank R.

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.

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2 Responses to F_R – Member of the Month

  1. Frank Robb says:

    It’s hard to stay humble when receiving such an honor as being chosen for Member of the Month at such a great forum. I just do what I can to help somebody.

  2. bktheking says:

    Glad to see you are well Frank!

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