The original owner was my father, Bob Marshall and his friend, Rodney Rich, who bought boat and trailer in June of 1956 from Correct Craft Inc., Orlando Florida. After 10 years of skiing around Dayton, OH, and Lake Cumberland KY, my father died when I was 3 yrs old. His friend ran the boat for another 10 years as maintenance records show. In early 1990's my father's friend contacted my older brother and offered him the boat which had been prepared for an overhaul. My brother got the engine running and then overhauled the engine seals etc...
I took over the project in 2012, pulled the boat from a storage shed and refurbished with help of my father-in-law, painted interior and exterior. The engine was ped in 2015 with final connections, rebuilt starter, producing a running Gray 70 this fall. I have all the original bill of sale and registration paperwork with receipts of the maintenance work etc...fun history project.
Floated boat this fall to assess and repair as needed with the official launch in the summer of 2019. Refurbish trailer (lights still work) and seat cushions added. Also, convert the 8mm film of my mom and dad skiing behind the 56-Atom while I and my siblings watched from the pontoon boat.
Never knew my dad, but I now know his boat.