Ok – We had the day off on Wednesday enjoying ourselves on Lake Dora, but we were back to work on Thursday setting up the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club / Woody Boater Tent and “Thayer IV” display… And Mr. Basler, I can assure you it was “Strictly Business” all day!
On land adjacent to the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club tent is a super rare 1924 Wise Boat Works 25′ Split Cockpit Runabout that Christopher Wise and his family purchased from the Warner Collection Auction last fall. Originally named “Cherup” this cool boat has quite a history, and now is once again owned by the Wise Family – The same family that originally built the boat in the 1920’s.
You can see the story on the Wise Family boat by clicking here. We are hoping to do a complete feature story on “Cherup” in the near future on Woody Boater, it’s truly an amazing piece of American Boat Building history.
Late this afternoon we stopped in at Rejuvenation Woodworks for the ACBS Symposium / Workshop which was under way. Ths first in a series of symposiums and workshops which are being organized by the ACBS and Dick Werner which was a complete success today, and enjoyed by everyone who attended the sold out event. Great job guys and and big thanks to Richard Arnold at Rejuventation Woodworks and the folks at the Temple of Restoration for helping put on the event.
Also, if you were following the comments yesterday, Mike Mayer from Lake Oswego Boat Company never gave up and did finally make it down to Tavares on Thursday morning… Nice work Mike – Were glad you made it!