Skaneateles boat show draws boaters from around the country

Dave Blum owns 13 boats and 13 dogs. He brought one of his boats, a 12-foot 1956 Penn Yan Swift, and three of his dogs, all English Setters, to the 39th annual Antique and Classic Boat Show Sunday in Skaneateles.

Blum, who made the trip to the Finger Lakes region from Bergen, New York, said most of the boats he owns and restores are Penn Yans. He bought his first classic boat, a 1962 Penn Yan, in 1998.

“I enjoy working with them more than boating with them,” Blum said.

The 1956 Swift Blum brought to display has never been restored, he said. It has all its original parts, including the motor. Blum only added a fresh coat of white paint to the outside and some varnish to make the interior wood gleam like new.

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