One of my favorite images from summers gone by. It was lunch time at the river. The kids just all found there spots to eat.. It was only a year later that i read the back of one of my sons t shirts. This says it all for me.

It’s 70 degrees today here in Virgina, It’s Friday, and you know what? I am climbing out of my cave this weekend and going to look at my love boat. I am going to rub on it, clean it, and just roll around on it. take a deeeep sniiiiiiiiif of varnish and just bask in the glory of wood grain and warm sunshine. I also just felt the first twinge of nervousness that lake Dora is only 4 weeks away and I need to get some crap done! Ahhhhhhh… My pineal gland is kicking in and I love it. Mine may only be the size of a piece of rice.. But it’s kicked in big time…  So I say. Trade in your computer screen for some sun screen this weekend and get out there. We need boat stories! Montana is so Monday’s news..

From the yellow T Shirts, Sorry Phil.. This was the first year for Woody Boater at the Lake Dora Show . Here are the three Smiths. Me, Matt Smith, Krunch, Steve Smith and Chris Smith.

IT’s FLA TIME.. Only 32 days, 768 hours, 46,000 minutes til the Sunnyland show… Wooohooooooo.. Sniiiiiffffffff! Ahhhhhhh! I can taste that chicken on a stick now. God that is some good stuff.. Can you tell I am happy.. My tail is wagging.. Dang!

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12 Responses to “Yabadabadooooo! My Pineal Glad Is Awake! Let’s Go Classic Boating!”
  1. Dennis Mykols

    West Michigan hit 55 degrees Thursday, just in timme for the Grand Rapids Boat Show opening! The Water Wonderland Chapter has several Great looking Classics on display, so come on down and sniff the varnish with us…

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  2. matt

    The three boat in the images are. twin 1958 12′ Whirlwinds. Yip Yap has a 35 new motor and screams and is hands down the most fun boat I have ever owned. Hamalama had a 15 evenrude on it and was a good first boat. We sold both of them. The slice of the third boat is an original Chesapeake Crabbing skiff. made by my wifes uncle and draged out of the woods and rebuilt. At any given time at the house it looks like a boat show. With the barrel back, another custon wood skiff and the connie last summer it was a side show. All fun and good. This year. just the skiffs.

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  3. Philip Andrew

    That seems to have been a very short winter in Reedville Matt. We are still enjoying temperatures of 78- 80f with about 6 weeks to go before the first signs of autumn. Sadly this has not been a summer of boating for me. It has been a bit of a side show here too but it all changes for the better today. I have a truck with a crane arm arriving at 2.00 to lift the 58 Resorter so I can paint the last bits of the bottom then shes done. Ive just received the paperwork to ship the Palamino from Antique Boat Centre to NZ. In the container will also be the ignition parts I need to get the 67 Arabian going again. The container leaves ABC on the 26th. Wooohooo. The Palamino leaves behind that little yellow Teenee trailer if anyone wants it call Herb at ABC.
    Phil

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  4. Randy Rush-Captain Grumpy

    59 Degrees this afternoon in New Hampshire, got out of work early , cranked up the heat in the garage and varnished the entire inside of my 63 carver. Next coat probably in April .

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  5. Phillip Jones

    Yea Yea Yea rub my nose in it, (SH#@T), don’t be surprized if we show up at Tavares with NEW BABY SH#@T yellow WOODYBOATER T-SHIRTS (pirated) :):):):):) AHHHHHH AHHHHH AHHHHH. my daughter wants to change BETSY’s name to the BLACK PEARL and fly the Jolly Rogers at our show. If I don’t get my WB shirt I just can’t be responsible for my actions.

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  6. Phillip Jones

    PS Matt we graded this week for Betsy’s new winter home, a 32′ by 40′ addition to the shop, should have taken some photos of us out there frolicing in the sunshine leveling dirt this wk, but we were just to delerious with spring FEVER.

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