Vintage Outboard

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Deltalover, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    I bet you aint got one of these! It's an outboard motor used by the "Seabees of world war 11. They had to come up with a way to move heavy gear from barges to a beach in a hurry! "While Herb Minster was felling palm trees at Vella Lavella, the Navy’s Bureau of Yards and Docks in Washington was working on a better way to bridge the gap from ship to shore. For some months, a Civil Engineer Corps captain named John Laycock had been gluing cigar boxes together with kite sticks. His boxes went a long way toward winning the war!" Good Stuff!
     

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  2. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Bet it would make a good catfish boat....LOL catch, cook, clean and party all at the same time.