(The restoration of this 28-foot,
1929 sedan limousine was completed by
Roy Domke in his shop,
"There is nothing half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats."
--The Wind in the Willows
Written by Roy Domke. Tips for the boat owner-restorer, and tales of boating weekends.
When were these boats built, and what makes them collector's items today?
What does it entail, and why in the world would you hang a boat from a sky hook?
The incredible, true story of how she went from fire-wood to Best of Show -- a unique story about a one-of-a-kind boat.
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Thank you for visiting!
We logged 20,325 visitors before moving to www.runaboutreflections.com in August 2003.
Runabout Reflections was more than a business -- it represented the fulfillment of a life-long dream: to be working at something you love.
We hope to get you hooked on the beauty of these wooden runabout boats, and tell you a few entertaining stories about the process of making what is old beautiful again.
The best part of the restoration process, of course, is taking the fully-restored boat out for a drive on a lake -- hearing the intense, low rumbling of the engine; watching the roostertail of water flying out behind the boat; and knowing that you are driving a piece of history.
Roy Domke photographed the restoration of each boat in his shop, step by step. The photos were compiled into a photo album which documented all the work that done -- the album was then presented to the boat's owner as a visual record of the restoration.
The images used in this web site were taken from such photo albums, and represent various restoration projects completed at Runabout Reflections.