I am looking forward to my trip in June to Algonac for the big show. for many reasons. One, is just to bask in the glory of all the rich history of the area and Wooden Motor boats. That wonderful history is rich in the Detroit area. But that’s just stuff, machines and hardware… The real thing that is fantastic to see and feel, is how those machines came about. And they came about because of the wonderful people that call this place home. And they sure know how to have fun, how to squeeze the life out of a short summer. Not one day is wasted.. There is also a wonderful team spirit that we all share.
Michigan Chapter Lifestyle:
I thought I would share a story with you regarding another aspect of the WoodyBoater “Lifestyle”. One of our older members, who also happens to be the club historian, is in process of restoring an 18 ft. Chris Craft Sea Skiff. Since his dexterity and stamina is not quite what it used to be, he was having some trouble getting the bottom ready for painting. Our Commodore, Carl Garmhaus, heard about what was going on, and put out the call for volunteers to give him a hand. Eleven guys (including Joe) from our club got together at Joe’s house yesterday morning. We had the bottom stripped and ready for prep and paint in less than two hours.
We were all pleased that the wood was in great shape, and would not require any replacement. Joe is the gentleman on the far left in the group shot that we took after completing the job. Unfortunately, since Carl took these photos, he is not shown in any of them. As any group of WoodyBoaters would do, we then completed the outing by enjoying a greatly prepared burger that Joe provided off his grill, with a couple cold ones and a lot of catch up on what was going on in our world of woody boats. I thought you may enjoy the story and excuse as to why none of us had time to look at your web site until later in the day yesterday.