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    Default ID these boats for me

    I am going through my dad's boat pictures and there are so many I can't ID, so I need help identifying boat, driver and possibly location. And I don't know what to do with them. Should I post them somewhere else or give them away? I don't want them to get thrown away after I am gone. Here's the first batch:
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    The first boat looks like 108-N, Willie Go , Al Redmond, Gouverneur NY. MacDonald hydro and C Konig I think. There's a good picture of him in rough water on a Valleyfield picture site.

    I think your picture is from Picton,Ontario 1961 ; the John Ward Trophy race.
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    Default 191 Is Jimbo in the Goat Boat

    JIMBO and Bob Nagote built at least two of these "Goat Boats". Wilbur McDonald had nothing to do with these boats.
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    Default When I was a Kid, Like 5-7 Year Old, McDONALD PHANTOM'S Were Fastest

    Rocky Stone would come to SoCal and race the Hearst Regatta. William Randolph Hearst owned the Hearst Newspaper business. The races drew 35,000 spectators.

    Rocky came down from Oregon 4 or 5 times and won every time in C Racing Runabout driving a McDonald Phantom.

    This Phantom happens to have a rope start KG-9 that I think was Rocky Stone's!
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    Default MCDonal Cabover and Calkins Runabout

    It looks like a Calkins runabout, but it is for sure and McDonald cabover. Mac McDonald was an artist with wood. I think, Mac "Wilbur" McDonald was also a postman. I don't think these are Mac's boats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    It looks like a Calkins runabout, but it is for sure and McDonald cabover. Mac McDonald was an artist with wood. I think, Mac "Wilbur" McDonald was also a postman. I don't think these are Mac's boats!
    I think he was, like his dad. Obviously not his true calling. Why would the name be on the boats if they weren't his? Curious who the man is though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    JIMBO and Bob Nagote built at least two of these "Goat Boats". Wilbur McDonald had nothing to do with these boats.
    What does the goat part mean? I remember Bob. I wonder if he's still around.

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    Default The Man is Not Wilbur McDonald??

    Quote Originally Posted by Starflite View Post
    I think he was, like his dad. Obviously not his true calling. Why would the name be on the boats if they weren't his? Curious who the man is though.
    I did not think that was Wilbur, probably a customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Hill View Post
    I did not think that was Wilbur, probably a customer.
    I found out that his name was Glenn and he was from Alaska. Does that ring any bells?

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