Located in central Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Smith Mountain Lake was the place to be last weekend if you wanted see some cool antique & classic boats. Despite the less than perfect weather this year, the 21st Annual Smith Mountain Lake Antique & Classic Boat Show and Festival hosted by the Smith Mountain Chapter ACBS was once again a big success. Robert & Linda Miracle were on hand and as usual, they captured some great images of the boats and shared them with us here at Woody Boater.
Fellow Woody Boater Phil Jones was there with “Betsy” – It was her “Coming Out Party” this weekend and she looks great! And the best part for Phil, his plastic bucket stayed dry. “Betsy” won the award for Best Cruiser this year, congratulations Phil!
Phil commented… I think even our group was surprised at what Bill Gool and I turned out in 10 weeks. We got two coats of CPES and four coats of varnish on in seven days and then put her back together (all stainless buffed) in two days (on Fri.) by 2:30 pm just in time to get her to the show. Fresh varnish fumes were in the air!
I always enjoy logging on to the Miracle Photography website after they return home from a boat show, to review the hundreds of photos, but honestly I have a terrible time deciding which photos to use for the Woody Boater report because there are so many cool shots to choose from. So this time I decided to bundle a series of photos together to present a few of the boats at Smith Mountain Lake from a few different angles. So here we go…
“Spiffy” is a very nice 1948 20′ Chris-Craft Custom (#236) owned by Alan & Jean Frederick from Tonawanda, New York.
“Flapper” is an amazing 1926 Chris-Craft 26′ Triple Cockpit Runabout which was originally sold new to the Kermath Engineering Company for marketing and testing of their products back in the day. It’s currently owned by Michael & Dolores Mutchler from Moneta, Virginia.
“Flapper” was originally powered by a Kermath Model 100 engine when it was delivered from Chris-Craft. The massive Kermath engine weighs 1,300 pounds, measures 69 inches long and holds 16 quarts of oil!
Thanks again to Robert & Linda Miracle from Miracle Photography for sharing their awesome photos with us, you can see and purchase any of their photos from the Smith Mountain Lake show at their web site by clicking here.