OK OK OK, We are late on this story. But I had to look up how to spell Skaneateles… And spell check gives me Statelines as a correct spelling. And to top it off the report came in from our trusty Woody Boaters John and Kim Kadimik, and I never get that spelling right either. For gods sakes folks! First.. Lets talk Indian names. Can’t we just change them.. Every emigrant that came into Ellis Island changed there names. Even my Great Grand Parents. Schmits, I am now Smith, Why cant Skaneatles just be called Skantown or Eatless….There we can make it a diet town? And John and Kim.. You are getting Cher status. You are now just John and Kim. Period. Or John Kim Kad… Done.. OK, enough on that, you want boat on boat action, not a spelling bee. So here goes, the shots have been in the fridge so they are new to you!
Here is the report from John Kim Kad…
“We went up to Skaneateles NY this past Sat to visit our friends at the Finger Lakes Chapter. There was a get together at the home of FLC member Steve Shehadi. Steve has a 4000 sq ft collection of over 100 beautifully restored outboard motors dating back to 1914.
He also has various cars, trucks, boats, stickley furniture and tons of very cool stuff. Peter Hunn, Could’nt just be Hun.. oh nooo had to add an n… noted outboard authority and author of 7 books on the subject, did a slide presentation and talk.
He spoke mainly about prewar Evinrudes and other manufacturers. Well known engine restorer, Art DeKalb, who restored many of Steve’s outboards, traveled down from Pulaski, NY to answer questions. A tasty lunch was catered by the Sherwood Inn and enjoyed by all.
A Special thanks go out to Steve Shehadi and his wife Lucia, Janice Miller pres of the the Finger Lakes Chapter, and Shirley Marsden. After we left we went into the town of Skaneateles where they hold the show, the lake and the town are beautiful.”
There’s the report. Thanks to the Kads, OK wait, thats got another meaning.. Thanks to J,K and K , naaaa, Thanks to John and Kim for that great report. Next year please visit Smith Mountain Lake… No confusion there. Just Smiths.. Every where.. Smiths…… Ahhhhhhh… No spell check.. Googleing.. Just S.m.i.t.h….