Left -Don Ayers..wearing the WB colors by the way.. Karen and Paul Harrison at the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Clubs tent in Houston.
For the small few that are in the weeds of the day to day running behind the scenes of the classic boat hobby. The last couple months of transition of the Chris – Craft Antique Boat Club has been interesting to watch. A new board, new Brass Bell being put together, and the transition of the web site to the next level. This was no easy undertaking by the way. Bill had done an amazing job getting the club online and built many things to move the club into the digital age. The new “group” is running now on all 12 cylinders. A new Brass Bell is in production, and as you can see above, the presence of the club is back and in full force. Which I might add is so no small undertaking. So a big Wooohooo to the gang for getting it all together. If you have let your membership lapse, you can sign up here.. Now back to some more pictures from the show.
"Soda Pop" a 1958 Rexcraft Regent from Houston, Texas, with a Johnson 35 hp Outboard (1959) Rexcraft boats were hand built, riveted runabouts produced in small numbers. It's styling cues from the big fin automobiles produced in the late 1950's.
A 1961 Reinell 16' Jet Flight owned by Dale and Debra Sirois from Marrero, LA
1961 Reinell - rear, aft. back, what ever you call it, its very very cool.
A 1955 Holmes 16' Cuddy Cabin powered by a 1963 Johnson Engine. Built by Holmes BoatWorks in Houston, Tx. It was restored in 1989 by Cecil Holmes, the original builder and the entire Merryman family. This boat was owned by four generations of the Merryman Family. Paul Merryman is the Co-Chairman of the Keels & Wheels Show.
This is a Circa 1894 Fan Tail Steam Launch, originally built for Bath Iron Works in Maine.
Its a 1934 something.. OK, Jim sent this one so we have no idea. I do see karen and paul in ht eshot. And I think thats Terry Feist. I recognize the hat and phone.
Sons of varinsh needs a bad ass truck? Thanks Jim for this one..
Thanks for these images from Karen Harrison and Jim Mersman. What a great show.