Day four of the “Feel The Lapstrake Love Week” is a simple pictorial celebration of Lapstrake boats. Or as known by some as there “Love Boats” And today the celebration starts by honoring Mr. Chris Smith, the Grandson of Christopher Columbus Smith and Chris’s awesome 1961 27′ Chris-Craft Sea Skiff “Odyssea.”
And as we all know, the best way to celebrate anything this big is with some fireworks, courtesy of Robert Miracle. Miracle Photography is getting lots of coverage this week because Robert has opened up his vault of photographs for us and we keep finding cool shots of boats (and fireworks) to use for our stories. OK boys – Light the fuse!
Chris Smith’s contribution to the Antique & Classic boating hobby is immense, and he continues to participate in boat shows around the country, public speaking engagements and book signings. Chris is always willing to share a great story of his days living and working at the Chris-Craft Corporation. Chris literally grew up in Chris Craft’s wooden boat factory on the water in Algonac, Michigan.
Here’s “Scene Changes” a 1960 23′ Chris-Craft Sea Skiff owned by Donald & Charlotte Baker, from Alabaster, Alabama… Charlotte 2010.
OK – Now that your awake, and now that we have all the lapstrake folks undivided attention… It’s time for the “Challenging Lapstrake Pop Quiz”
Who out there in Lapstrake Land can tell us what company manufactured this boat, and what year it is. The first shot is when the third owner originally found it…
The winners will be awarded with a rare Collectors Edition pack of Woody Boater Wieners… You can save them until the July 4th weekend when your watching the fireworks at the lake… by the camp fire… with a beverage…
The answer to the Mystery Lapstrake Pop Quiz will be revealed on Friday, right here on Woody Boater and on CNN (if they pick up the feed)… So stay tuned.