Wing Restoration Projects...
The blue buttons above and below are links to photo pages of each boat project....
link to Ernest Threlkeld's 3 wings from the past ........
owned the rights to all 40 18 foot Switzer Wings produced.
He did, in fact, have them in a warehouse....... but that cache is long gone.
Back then after 2-3 years Mercury basically wrote off and destroyed all
hulls in their possession...from hydros to Offshore hulls. The exceptions were
those that Merc employees and friends were able to get out the back
door...or buy outright. These 18 footers that are appearing here
and there....including Gene Lanham's, John Sherlock's, and a few
others are probably from that stash.
/ Race #
|1)||El Diablo III T119
||Bob Valachovic/Kenny Kitson||New York
|2)||"Dust'n the Wind"||Darren & Rich Luhrs||New Jersey||20'||Black|
|3)||Boynton Beach Wing||Boynton Beach Wing, previously owned by Ted Miller, now in a midwest collection||20'||Cream yellow|
|| Ted Boyd
originally run by Ed Doyyat
Jerry Jackson / Valley Supply
|Minnesota||20'||Black & gray primer|
||John Sherlock's "Wing on a Stick"....
Now owned by Rick Connolly
|8)|| #T20, T140,
(located by Ron Hill in SoCal )
Bob Massey Bellflower Marine
|9)||In a collection in Dayton, Ohio||Ohio|
|10)||In a collection in Dayton, Ohio||Ohio|
|11)||In a collection in Dayton, Ohio||Ohio|
|12)||Gene Lanham's in storage (reported sold to Keith Eickert 10 years
||Mertens family Wing....................||18'|
|15)||Barry Cohen's Wing .. now gone..
|16)||Wing in New Mexico rigged with 2 x 65's.....||New Mexico||18'|
|17)|| 108 T
||GEORGE GUSTAFSON owner who had it stolen from Austin,Tx .. search continues (bought from Pete DeLackner in Ft. Worth)||unknown
|18)|| JJ 88
||Steve Cox's Wing The
boat came from Ohio.
Purchased from Jerry Book, before him the owner was Richard Clark.
Known as the Valley Supply "Double Eagle"
|19)||Fort Lauderdale area Wing........||Florida||20'|
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