Discussion in 'Tom Miller Boats' started by footndale, Aug 6, 2015.
The molds have been sold and are headed to D&S Marine in Ill.
I've worked with D.&S. Marine in the past on my boats and they do excellent work. Hopeful to see some brand new 20 footers built in the near future.
what happened to the 18 mold?
It would be too cool to see "new" 18 foot classic bubbledeck Dynes again. Oh - thats right - I am building one.
Not to hijack the thread but my brother just bought a 1932 Chris Craft 16' with dual cockpits and the engine bay in between with doors that open to display the classic 4 cylinder engine that puts out 55HP. He paid $9K for a boat that was totally restored by Gene Wendt in Tomahawk WI in 2001. The boat has engine issues but worst case scenario is $3K. He got a $25-30K boat for 12K. What a classic beauty.
Best case scenario is a $600 engine fix.
I know its been a few years but didn't some guy by the name of Skip buy the 18 molds? Thought he built DyneGregs 18 (now DyneBob's) and someone in MN's 18. I could be wrong but thought I had read here.
The last time I checked, the molds belonged to Skip Paul and were stored at Tom's place. Skip's company appears to be out of business. That is why I asked.
I too am curious what happened to the mold for the 18. I know there were two built by Tom with Skip's mold, but did not hear where the second went. I do know where the first went.
Also good to hear that the 20' molds have moved on to a new home. I know Tom is getting up there in age. I am sure he is ready for retirement by now. Hope to see some new hulls coming out of those molds again.
He built one in about 1996 or7 and brought it to nationals and I drove it with Pam skiing. That boat was sold to Brint Burrill from Backwater. There was another boat built later on spec. It went to think tank, and I do not know who bought it. I think there were others. I heard of at least one built with an "unusual" HIN, and there may be others, I don't know the builder. There were other(s) built with a RUA MIC, which would indicate that Skip built them, since he owned that MIC at that time. Dynebob has one.
There were at least a couple built in Canada, but I don't know what mold was used. Those boats loo like a modified I/O mold was used.
The one that was at Think Tank went to Rami Amir of Twin Lakes.
Skip owns the bottom half of the 18' mold. Tom owns the newer style 18' deck mold.
When Tom Miller looked at my boat at the Nationals back in 07 he looked under the deck and then under the splash well and said it was definitely one of his builds. It is an R.U.A. boat, so what Tom had going with Skip at the time I have no idea.
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