Many thanks. Wondered what became of the boat. It had a unique hydraulic pitman drive system not
seen very often... rams that replicated steam engines. Dennis built 2 or 3... I know the Talisman at
New Salem ( 1961? ) was the first hydraulic pitman drive, perhaps one more in the mid-60's, then the Border
Star in 1969, I believe. The look was authentic, but never caught on as a common propulsion alternative to
gears and chains, or hydraulic motors on the fantail.