Tommy and Jimmy at the helm of this amazing 1957 17′ Chris Craft Runabout. Its flawless!
As you may have noticed, yesterday we headed up to Katzs Marina to take the trusty “W’ for her winter rebuild by Dave Van Ness. Normaly a 4 ish hr trip ended up taking 6 hrs and then about the same to return. Gotta love hitting 3 cities of rush hr twice in one day.
Mmmmm Lancers Breakfast in PA
But it was well worth it. First its always great to see old friends, a smile and laugh and all the bad traffic goes away. With in seconds of us arriving, we were out on two amazing freshly redone boats. WOW, the tradition of a Lake Hopatcong last gasp stayed true. Its become an annual event now, and thanks to Seth it stayed that way.
Fresh, stunning, perfect and ready to go! The gang gets ready to buzz the lake in these two fresh rebuilds. This is a wonderful Last Gasp for sure.
Wooohoooo! My Annual Hopatcong Last Selfie
This amazing 20 Foot Sportsman rides like Butta in the watta! This boat has never left the lake since new and is 100% original wood! AMAZING!
The gang had fun running around the lake despite a cloudy day, it was warm and great fun. Did I mention this boat defines smooooothness!
Tommy, Bob Rice and Jimmy all smiles.. OK, just Bob was smiling.
Amazing study of turquoise, blond, mahogany and splash! I call this photo. PERFECT DAY
I love this photo. Great pals on a great run on a great day!
Even Jimmy got in on the photo action
Its a Brown kinda a day. Yes, your woody boat belongs here.
We were able to walk around the marina and see what the Katz’s gang had been Gettin done lately. And the last thing we say blew us away.
Is it wrong that I love the smell of varnish? Man, it was fantastic.
Wheels being restored
I love this shot, the art of the art of varnish and lines, and ..
The trusty W bining lowered off Jimmys truck.
Then, WHAT THE HELL!
ALL NEW FRAMES! DONE, in less than a week!
One word. WOW!
The Phil Andrews Blue Arabian is already breath taking!
A Huge thanks again to Seth and the Lake Hopatcong gang for going out of there way to share the fun. Maeing New Jersey the warmest place in the U.S. yesterday!