~The Racing Days~

 

In the late 1940's George Giguere was involved with the local racing club and coming out this relationship was a few small racing boats that George and a few of his close friends and racing partners built at Aroline's Factory. The design, I am told, appears to come from a "Snyder" design,or possibly a "De Silva". There were only 4 of these boats that are known to have been built in aluminum at Aroline. The owners of these boats were George Giguere, Fenton Malley whose boat is pictured below, Gordon Fanstone, and Bud Duffy. They appear to have all been lost except for Fenton Malley's boat which his son Terry was kind enough to let me photograph. If you read this and know where another one of these is please contact me so I can catalog it for the Aroline history page coming soon. I'm hoping to get more pictures of these racers in their glory days. Winnipeg was a hotbed of Outboard Racing activity particularily from 1950-1955, and I'm told that these 4 boats were the ones to beat. They all ran a Mercury KG-9 with a "Quickie".

WG8 Owned by Terry Malley

 

 

 

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