Dippies-Disappearing Propeller Boat

Peter Breen-Master Wooden Boat Builder and Restorer

Dippies-Disappearing Propeller Boat

Peter Breen presents an outstanding history lesson regarding this fantastic boat.  The boat was built to take cottage owners through the shallow waters surrounding their island cottages.  Breen explains how the propeller was pulled up into the hull to miss the rocks of shallow waters.  The best part of this video is Peter’s explanation of the early 20th century engine, how it was started, ran and was operated.  He also explains how the engine, although crude, was widely used in the early 1900’s.  Peter is excellent as a wooden boat historian and this segment proves that fact.  The boat is in Peter’s shop for restoration.

Following Peter’s presentation is a segment shot at Mt. Dora, Florida showing a Disappearing Propeller Boat in action.  The owner is a retired airline pilot, Bill Joslyn, who enjoys leading a small group of Dippies through the shallow waters of the Florida “jungles.”

About Gerald J. "Jerry" Vogt

Gerald J. “Jerry” Vogt has been a film and video producer, director, 16mm film shooter, videographer, photographer and writer since the 1970’s, completing assignments throughout the USA, specializing in documentary, industrial, training, marketing and safety productions. Vogt’s work has been featured on many TV networks, including PBS, MTV, VH-1, ESPN, College Sports Network, Fox Sports, CBN, ESPN, PPTN and many other broadcast networks.