Mariah, The On Golden Pond U.S. Mail Boat Gets Her Satin Coat! ONLY 15 DAYS TIL LAKE DORA!

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Mariah in the booth drying

The folks at Katz’s Marina have put on the finish coat of Satin Black on Mariah and today through out the day we will update you on her lettering.

Mariahs Satin paint


Mariah all Satin and Dry!


Jane Glossy and all wet

This to me Mariah is the cooler boat. Don’t get me wrong, Thayer IV is a magnificent boat.. But Mariah just has that mojo, and the U.S. Mail lettering is cool as all get out. Here are some images of her, before and during the film.

Mariah in full plastic cover. OUCH..

Mariah with her cover off. Note the interior color. Also note that all the varnish had come off exposing some nice interir wood. Its just her bottom that had to be replaced.

Here is Mariah and Thayer IV 1460 sitting at the dock in the film. Soon to be at the dock On Lake Dora!

18 replies
  1. ARRRGH!
    ARRRGH! says:

    SHHHHH!  You wouldn’t want to spoil a surprise now would you, . . . if there is indeed a surprise coming . . . ?

  2. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:

    Maybe the mail man can show up and share the thoughts he was having in that shot at the swimming raft! Then again, maybe he can’t share those thoughts.

  3. The Central Scrutinizer
    The Central Scrutinizer says:

    Hanoi Jane…really?  Surely I’m not the only here over 50?  I know people who would run her over and not think twice about it.

  4. allenlee
    allenlee says:

    Sure is terrific seeing these boats come back to their cinema glory. Showtime was thoughtful enough to air Golden Pond in HD last week. Of course I saved it to DVR and it will stay there. Thank you Woodyboater and Katz Marina.

  5. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    I tried to comment early but my thoughts must have gone to the ether net. In a nut shell, Great boat, great work. My compliments, having done 52 feet of lapstrake hull inside and out.

  6. Randy
    Randy says:

    GAWDDDDD, after all this I’m glad my boat was not used in any movie!  I don’t think I could have afforded this kind of excruciatingly detailed research and restoration.

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