As temperatures continue to sizzle throughout much of the country this week, our advice to fellow Woody Boaters is to phone the boss on Monday and tell him you will be out of the office all week. Then load up the old woody boat, the wife & kids, the dog, and head for the lake for few days.
During the week the beaches are never too busy, a good time to impress your buddies with the diving skills you learned in college… Looks like that guy in the background is so going for the record for the most painfull belly-flop…
But remember, safety first on the water. So while en route to the lake, don’t forget to stop by your local Geo. B. Carpenter Co Marine Supplies store. Grab a five gallon plastic bucket, a few life jackets for the kids, or one of those yellow inflatable chairs like they use up at Greenwood Lake… Maybe a tent for the kids so you & mom will have some privacy in the cabin (if you know what I mean).
And if your concerned that the original wood on the bottom of your old boat is a bit soft and long overdue for replacement, maybe it would be a good idea to pick up a few of those new-fangled “Ever-Warm Safety-Suits” by The National Life Preserver Company. Like the brochure says, “You Can’t Drown” and “You Can’t Chill” – On in a flash like a Union Suit! Heck, every boater should have one… their even kind of stylish.
From the above brochure, I wonder if those vintage “Ever-Warm Safety-Suits” ended up being not very popular and 80 years later someone found them at a garage sale and used them as the prototypes for those Base Jumping Windsuits those “Flying Squirrels” use today? Check them out in this video… and remember, safety first!
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