The popular Lake Dora boat show in Tavares, Florida was another huge success this year with great weather, great attendance, great organization, great volunteers and of course lots of beautiful antique & classic boats on display – on the water, at the docks and on land. And once again, Woody Boater Hessel Correspondent Alex Watson shared some more of his fresh images from Lake Dora with us, so we could share them with you.
“Rum Runner” (above & below) was a crowd favorite again this year and spent lots of time throughout the weekend taking folks for boat rides out on Lake Dora.
A classic boat with a classic outboard out on the water where it belongs – not tied up at the dock. We have just decided that today is another “Viewer Participation Day” – Can you identify that outboard?
On Saturday afternoon – There was so much going on out on the lake that it was almost standing room only back at the dock, with spectators trying to get a glimpse of the action… Fellow Woody Boater Chris Wise from Florida (light blue shirt and glasses) and his son were also watching the action. Chris has a very cool, very rare Wise – family built runabout that we plans to one day have restored and back in the water.
ARRRGH! & WoodyGal and company burning up the lake in his Chris-Craft speedboat. Can you guess the year and model? Sign them up for an exclusive “Sons of Varnish” shirt and flag! Do they think they are on a Roller Coaster at Disneyland, or is it just Larry’s driving that making them feel that way?
Gil’s classic 25′ Chris-Craft Cavalier, the year round daily user boat. OK – Who ate the Froot Loops, they were there yesterday… We noticed Johnny Kadimik hanging around Gil’s boat earlier this morning… Hmmmmm?
Below – Natashia and her father John, which reminds me that one of our favorite fellow Woody Boaters – Natashia Kadimik from NYC / NJ is celebrating a birthday on Tuesday – “Happy Birthday Girl” – If you see Froot Loops sprinkled on you birthday cake, I think we know where they came from… (Just kidding of course) Have a great day Natashia!
Woody Boater Matt Smith (iPhone camera in hand) and Seth Katz of KAtz’s MArina at the controls – moving in for another action shot on the water. What boat were they trying to photograph? Anybody know? and where the heck are the shots Matt?
Special thanks to Alex Wastson and his Nikon for working closely with Woody Boater throughout the weekend, and for your great shots! We truly appreciate the help.
Stay tuned for more updates and stories from the 2012 Lake Dora boat show. Wooo Hooo!