Balmy Beach PM 38
by Jay Paterson
(Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada)
My father, brother, grandfather and I built a PM 38 in 1963. Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Powered by a 28 HP Johnson that thing liberated all the kids of Balmy Beach.
We skiied behind it all day, every summer, for years.
The thing would slide around the corners while the skier pulled away at the transom.
A serious grounding on a submerged dock at high speed destroyed the motor, and ripped thet transom loose from the side panels.
Out came the fibreglas to stem the leaking, and we got another 3-4 years out of the boat.
Finally died after about 8 years of hard use.
What a terrific introduction to high-speed water sports.
50 years later and still skiing like crazy.
Jay Paterson, Balmy Beach, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada