By Marcelo Ossó
31’ Racer - Runabout of 1909, designed by Tams, LeMoine, and Crane; built by Joseph Leyare of Ogdensburg Leyare Boat Works at Ogdensburg, NY. The year 1908 brought a change in American Power Boat Association's (APBA) rules. The old boating rules were abandoned and no limit was placed on the boats other than they had to be less than 40 feet in length. Such boats raced off the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River around Clayton and Alexandria Bay, New York. FOX II had a Watertown 4-cylinder 40 HP Gasoline Engine.
The superbly built wooden hull with a true bright-work finish fully depicts the slender design. The interior structural framing and mechanical components are fully exposed (spark plugs, distributors, fuel & lubrication lines, water pumps). One can detect the tremendous metal-smith workmanship required for this classic speedboat model. The model is mounted via solid brass rods on a recessed mirror, all framed in a solid mahogany base, with a glazed cover trimmed in brass, and includes two engraved name plaques.
Model type: Power, Recent Acquisitions, Yachting
Size: Encased - 23.25” L x 2.75” H x 2.75” W
Code: YHT 4000