| | Hmmm 2 boats in 2 months
I can remember Henry Burger (4th generation) telling me they turned out 11 boats in one year,, 9--64 footers,1--81 footer and a 96 footer. Taking into consideration the Manitowoc River is frozen for around 4 months of the year, that computes to 11 boats in 8 months. Now that's impressive.
When it took 6 weeks to build 1 hull. They built 11 hulls in 32 weeks, much less the rest of the boat, That's really Impressive. Sure they weren't as elaborate as the boats are now days, but you still start with a hull and house. And to think they only had 2 in-house Naval Architects at the time. compared to the 20 they have now. That's Really Impressive.