A Jersey Speed Skiff
Owner/Driver - Len Finethy
Riding Mechanic - Len Gardner
Year Built - 1983
Hull Design -
Resides In - Alton Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
I have been motor boating on Lake Winnipesaukee for many
years, enjoying my first boat, a 1952 17 foot Chris Craft
utility to the present family boat, a 24 foot Formula.
In 2001, at the NH Vintage Race Boat Regatta, I was
introduced to Jersey Speed Skiffs by Paul Nowack. I went for a
ride with Paul, and then Paul let me drive "JS-22 Heartbeat".
That was it, I was hooked.
During 2002, I learned about Jersey Speed Skiffs and had
several conversations with Bill John at the Vintage Race Boat Shop
in Wolfeboro. He put me on touch with Jeff Buckley (Captain Nemo)
at Boathouse Marine Works in Rock Hill, SC.
On April 5, 2003 we purchased the former JS-96
Think Crude, history unknown, from
Capt Nemo after test driving the boat on Lake Wiley in Rock
Hill, SC and on Lake Hartwell, GA at the ACBS boat show.
We assigned the number JS-603 for the NH telephone area code,
and retained the name Domino
assigned by Capt Nemo. We have, for 2006 changed the name to
OFWEGO II which is our family boat name since our original
1952 Chris Craft.
We cruise Lake Winnipesaukee regularly and have participated
in APBA vintage race boat regattas at Wolfeboro NH, Clayton NY
and Lake George NY.
Every ride we take in our
OFWEGO II is exciting, and
always leaves us looking forward to the next ride !!!
During the winter, the boat was repainted and detailed, and ready for the
2004 summer season.
Photos from Clayton 2004, giving
Gerri Prusko her very
first ride in a Jersey Speed Skiff.