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"Will Power"

Posted 04-22-18

 

 

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The Picture of the Day... is from the "All Around Alton, Illinois" video " Local Legends: Jan and Joe DeSherlia

 

There is a surprise at the very end of the video about Grafton and Jan & Joe DeSherlia.

It's a shot of Tom and Lou Lenkman's boat, "Willpower" headed up the Illinois river past Grafton. 

A Great ending to a Great story.

Click the video link below and check it out !


 

From

"All Around Alton, Illinois"

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D's Bateau

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Posted 02-14-18

 

 

 

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The Pictures of the Day....... were sent to us by Capt'n Barry Munsell of Sail St. Louis

 

Hi Bill

Please allow me to introduce Jeff who is the builder of this wooden boat who couldn't have accomplished the build without the help of his wife Darcy. D's Bateau was designed by Jeff's father in 1939. Stuff got in the way so Jeff didn't start building her until 2010 and launched her in 2015. ( I'm not sure but I don't think Jeff was born yet in 1939 so we can give him a break on the late launch) She was trucked down from her build site in Colorado, launched and then moved here to Barber marina.

 

She is a beautiful labor of love.

 

The last name of the owners of the new wooden boat is Allen-Young

 

Barry Munsell

Barber Marina

Gulf Shores, Alabama

 

 

Boater's Boats

Posted 09-27-17

1954 Raveau

 

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Boat of the Day .......
 

1954 Raveau 16ft. With twin 1958 Mercury Mark 58's

Owner.. Dan Ebbing

 

 

Pictures taken on the beach just across from Grafton.
The boat was fully restored 17 years ago by Rob Ebbing and Todd Young of Quincy IL. I get to play with it here in Grafton.

Dan

 

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Boater's Boats

Posted 08-30-17

 

Capt'n Scott Rupich

Got a New Boat !

 

 

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Boat of the Day .......
 

AQUAMUST PRIME

Owner.. Scott Rupich

 

 

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Posted 05-18-17

64 Owens

 

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Boat of the Day .......
 

1964 Owens 33ft Cruiser

Owner  Dennis Day  

 

 

It's Dennis Day's 1964 Owens Cruiser docked at Grafton Harbor after her maiden voyage last Saturday .


A bit of history on her...

The Antique and Classic Boat Society Society rescued this wooden boat from a backyard in Ferguson, Mo.

Tom and Lou Lenkman had it stored at their river house on the Dardenne Slough for about three years and then sold it to Dennis.

 

Dennis has restored her and took her out last Saturday on her maiden voyage.  What a beauty ! 

 

Stay tuned.....A name is yet to be determined.

 

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Posted 4-14-16

 

Ediee

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Boat of the Day .......

 

Ediee
21 ft Stingray

Owner:  Bryon Bicker

 

 

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Posted 01-14-15

95 Baja 272 Islander

 

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Boat of the Day .......


 

95 Baja 272 Islander

Owners:  John Struebing  

 

 

Bill,

I'm on your site all the time! I enjoy looking at people's boats so I thought I would submit mine!

 

Here is my 95 Baja 272 Islander. My fiancée, Christine, and I hail out of River Island Marina. We have been boating the St Charles/Grafton area for about 3 years and this winter can't be over soon enough!

 

Looking forward to another fun summer of boating and hoping to see familiar faces and meet some new ones!

John Struebing

 

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Boater's Boats

Posted 12-15-15

 

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Boat of the Day .......

 

RiverBill,

Thought I would send you a pic of the new boat I bought earlier this year. It's nothing fancy for sure. I just wanted a tough river boat to fish, hunt and cruise the river on. I do not have to worry about scratching the hull on this thing and there is plenty of open floor space. Got it at Quillers and have been real happy with it so far and I have a boat slip at Alton Motorboat Club for it. The club currently has 5 slips available for rent if anyone is interested. Their rates are very reasonable and the harbor was dredged this year. See you on the river. I'll be going out till its froze solid.

Brad Maher
Alton Motorboat Club


 

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Posted 12-06-15

"HMS Destiny"

 

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Boat of the Day .......


The

 " HMS Destiny"


Owner:  Captain Henry

 

Picture is a combination of two photos taken by Capt'n Greg Sadowski


 

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Boater's Boats

Posted 10-19-15

"The Ali-Lin"

 

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Boat of the Day .......


The Boat

 "The Ali-Lin"


Owners:  John & Sherrie Taylor
 

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Posted 07-24-15

"Sol Searching"

 

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Boat of the Day .......


The Boat

 " Sol Searching"


1997 Mariah

Owners:  Skip & Susan Zimmer
 

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Posted 04-30-15

"Willpower"

 

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Boat of the Day .......


The Cruiser

 " Willpower"


1953 Chris Craft Commander 42' x 12

Owned by Tom and Lou Lenkman

 Moored at a private dock UMR227.5 Dardenne Slough.

 

 

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Boater's Boats

Posted 01-29-14

 

Chillaxin

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Boat of the Day .......


The Sailboat

 " Chillaxin"


Catalina 34 "chillaxin" at Sioux Harbor

Jeri Levesque

s/v Ex Libris
 

 

 

 

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Boater's Boats

Posted 06-11-13

 

 " IV Ships and Grimm’s"

 

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The Boat of the Day ....


The Cruiser

 " IV Ships and Grimm’s"



Owner – Capt Scott Grimm & first mate Cheri

             - Capt Rod Grimm & Princess Dana

       1985 34’ Sea Ray Sundancer




 

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Boater's Boat of the Day

Posted 05-20-13

 

"JOY RIDE'N"

 

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The Cruiser

  JOY RIDE'N


Dave Wickenhauser & Joy Stevens
3988 Bayliner
 

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Boater's Boats of the Day

Posted 05-13-13

 

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The Boat of the Day Picture....


The Cruiser

 " Next Adventure"


Gary and Paula Dill
1977 Chris Craft 350 catalina

 

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Boater's Boats of the Day

Posted 04-29-13

 

"Over Kill"

 

 

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The Boat of the Day Picture....


 

The Boat

 " Over Kill"


1985 Tohatsu Swift, 9'

Owner:  Dave Clark

 

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Boater's Boats of the Day

Posted 04-22-13

 

 

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17 ft. 1958 Chris Craft Cavalier

 Richard & Marsha Rodgers

of O'Fallon,

Missouri Members ACBS Mississippi Valley Chapter

 

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Boater's Boats of the Day

Posted 04-16-13

"Cooler Breeze"

 

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The Boat of the Day Picture....


The Houseboat

 " Cooler Breeze"


Mike Kolisch
Cooler breeze
2000 44" Gibson
 

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Boat of the Day

Posted 04-09-13

"The Shark"

 

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The Boat of the Day Picture....was sent to us by Lisa Hickey

 


The Cruiser

 " The Shark"


27' Regal
Greg and Peggy Colletta
 

Boat of the Day

Posted 04-01-13

 

"EZ Rider"

 

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The Boat of the Day Picture....


 

 " EZ Rider"

 

Russ Russell & Donna Schmidt

2005 Crownline 236 LS
Lake Center Marina
 

 

Bill,
Look at RiverBills everyday and enjoy your publication and information.
You have posted a few of my river pics in the past.
Here's one of our runabout, EZ Rider. A 2005 Crownline 236 LS.
 

See you on the river. Good Luck.
 

Russell & Donna Schmidt
Lake Center Marina

Boat of the Day

Posted 03-25-13

 

"ITS ABOUT TIME"

 

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The Boat of the Day Picture....was sent to us by Capt'n Alan Twillmann

 


The Houseboat

 " ITS ABOUT TIME"
Alan Twillmann's 1977 Kingscraft
 

Boat of the Day

Posted 03-18-13

"Enthusiasm"

 

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The Cruiser

 " Enthusiasm"


Russ & Jackie Holloway
1987 Trojan Yachts 10 meter

Duck Club Yacht Club
 

Boat of the Day

Posted 03-09-13

"After You"

 

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The Boat of the Day Picture....was sent to us by Capt'n Darryll Weil

 


The Cruiser

 " After You"


Picture was taken in Mason Chute.

Mariah Z280.
Darryll & Maureen
 

Boat of the Day

Posted 03-02-13

 

"Full Blown Fuelishness"

 

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The Boat of the Day Picture....was sent to us by Ken Eberhardt

 


The " Full Blown Fuelishness"
1996 Wellcraft Excalibur
Kent and Suzanne Eberhart


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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