My Bo-Jest Project after 6 months


Started building my Bo-Jest boat in January 2015. I work on it 2 to 3 hours a day about  3 or 4 days a week. I am currently fairing the bottom and preparing for my final coat of epoxy resin and paint. I was going to use a Yanmar SB8 diesel inboard engine but I found […]

My Top Ten

On December 17, 2013, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Looking back and reminiscing on the Bo-Jest build, time to note the top ten: #1 Most satisfying – The scope and complexity made it challenging which in turn made it fun. #2 Most expensive – Powerplant. Total cost around $4000 for two motors and gearboxes (have spare one). The spare was purchased for sentimental reasons […]

Bo-Jest Builder Interview

On July 8, 2011, in News From Gayle, Videos, by Gayle Brantuk

  I’ve always thought the Bo-Jest was such a neat looking boat. This is truly the type of boat you don’t see everywhere and can rightly be called a “Character boat”. It’s certainly not something you can just buy at a local boat shop! Today’s video is of Tom Smitherman’s boat taken at last years […]

Awards are Given–You Win!

On November 9, 2010, in News From Gayle, by Gayle Brantuk

Each year at the Gathering, Lauren and Bill Edmundson put together an “Awards” ceremony. Now, before visions of Academy Awards and red carpets start filling your mind, let me ‘splain. These are totally fun awards that cannot be sought after or earned by any measure. They are completely at the whim of Lauren and Bill. […]