You are invited to make comments, suggest corrections, or upload (and download) photos of our v-drive boat projects.

   This site is dedicated to the ones that made these fine boats as well as those of us who are keeping them alive today.  We would like to find a sample of as many of the mentioned hulls & rigging combinations listed as we can.   We also invite any additional information or scans of hulls, hardware, catalogs, & magazines not shown to date.  It is our desire that this library of information just keeps expanding.  Help us to do that.

   Have fun and enjoy, Bob Dowling - webmaster.

This site explores the history of the V-drive powered inboard runabout from the start in the early 1950s through 1984.

Cavatition Plates.

To see the full page , slide down the gray bar at the rightAlso, give the page a few moments to fully load. 

​​the V-drive History Port 

Note: when using the navigation labels to the left, a single click will give you the page, or clicking one of the drop down labels will provide that sub page.

To send history text & photos use  Note that there is no "-" in vdrive.  Send as an attachment for quick download.  thanks, BoB

a Kindsvater

a Kindsvater

a Sanger

a Keaton

a Cole runner bottom


1. the Chat Page

(up/down load photos here) 

2.  Hull Manufacturers

3.  Hardware Manufacturers

4. the Magazine library

5. the Catalog library

(to use click over page listed above)

This site is dedicated to my #2 son, (driver) Christopher Scott Dowling who passed away (way too soon) in 2014.  He was only 43 years old.