Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Phil Andrews.. We can all pile on an airplane and chase summer to New Zealand… mmm lamb… and go Woody Boating! If you don’t want to have your junk peered at, at the airport though, since it’s cold here and all.. Might be a tad embarrassing.. just click on the video.. Thanks Phil..All our shrinked manhoods thank you..

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7 Responses to “It's Not Cold In All Of Woodyboaterville!”
  1. Al Benton

    Phil,

    WOW!!! Thanks for that. The landscape reminds me of several lakes in the USA, all which are too cold this month to do that without wearing a parka and ski mask. Enjoy your summer!

    Al

    P.S. The Century looks fabulous!

  2. Rick

    Will have to save that video for Feb when we're in the dead of winter and losing hope of ever getting out again. Thanks for the post.

  3. Anonymous

    Jim- the Arabian has the original 285 HP Interceptor V8. I bought it from Herb Hall at Sierra Boat in 2008. I tested the boat on Lake Tahoe on my 50th birthday. The lake was glass. Unbelievably like glass, I've never seen water as flat and still. I remember feeling like a vandal messing it up.
    How could I not buy the boat on a day like that.
    Herb put a new carb and coarse pitch prop on her and then she was shipped to me. After much deliberation I named her ' miss tahoe ' Although when I bought the boat she had no name I had seen the refinishing photos Sierra had taken and had seen that she was originally named Ruthie L.
    The following year I was at the Tahoe Concours show and got talking to people as you do and ended up meeting the son of the original owner, Steve Lapkin. Steve was shooting a video for the show and was absolutely delighted to learn that his family boat was residing in New Zealand. Turns out Ruthie L was his Mothers name. In a nice bit of synchronisity Steve runs a New Zealand designed and made boat called a Protector.
    Early this year I received a package from Steve. It contained a set of keys for the boat and an upholstered kickboard that fits up under the dash in the footwell. The keys started the engine and the kickboard fit perfectly and is now reunited with the boat. Cool eh.

    Phil.

  4. Jim Staib

    Phil,
    Seen the MACBA show plaques and thought it was a local boat. There was one with a 426 Chrysler wedge and another with a 427 Ford. Both were native Wisconsin boats tho.