Thanks Art! - I don't need any convincing about Tolly quality, I was just wondering how OA stacked up in comparison.
Can you tell me what year was Tollycraft sold? - Boyd
I apologize for not getting back to you till now... guess I hadnt tagged the links reminder box (I will check it this time!).* I just now happened upon your post.* I see that Mike gave you a good article to read re Tolly Corp and Mr. Tolly himself.* Below are dates for when Tollycraft boat building company founded, was first sold, hit bankruptcy, and finally went broke.
was founded 1936 as a wooden boat builder by Robert Merland Tollefson
(better known as Tolly
). In 1962 the company switched to building boats with fiberglass
. Tollefson sold the company in 1987, and it was bankrupt by 1993. Although it attempted to resume operations, the company was dead by 1997.
Following is link to Tollycraft-Classified website.* Gordon and Patsy Graham are great people.* See the linked page and you will learn a bit more about Tollycraft... Gordon had been Mr. Tollys Exec Purchasing Agent for a couple decades during Tollycraft Corps heydays of boat building.* I plan to send you a PM with more regarding Mr. Tolly and Tollycraft. *
Best Luck in your boat search.* Have a Great New Year!!