All Striped up and ready to go-ish.. Is it Striped, or stripped? Oh god! If it was stripped it could not have been striped? Or is it spelled the other way around. Just look at the picture and stop reading this caption, you will get caught in a mind lock. OH God someone call 411. Or is it 911? Oh god.

All Striped up and ready to go-ish.. Is it Striped, or stripped? Oh god! If it was stripped it could not have been striped? Or is it spelled the other way around. Just look at the picture and stop reading this caption, you will get caught in a mind lock. OH God someone call 411. Or is it 911? Oh god.

Yesterday we got in some great shots of the nearly completed Miss Step the extremely rare step hydro and Veintiuno another very very very rare Cobra from Katz’s marina on Lake Hopatcong.

STEP Hydro

Miss Step, despite her name has not missed a step durring her preservation / resotration

Miss Step, despite her name has not missed a step during her preservation / restoration.. Although I am not sure blue tape is an original item. Seth is slipping.

 

Miss Steps Wheel. Back to her original red!

Miss Steps Wheel. Back to her original red!

The two boats are slated for being fully running and ready for Lake Dora this year. AMAZING. Considering that Miss Step was just purchased last summer! We here at Woody Boater are going to be doing a complete profile of Miss Step at Lake Dora with some very fun first time stuff done here on Woody Boater.

There may also be a couple more surprises up Seth’s sleeve for this years show. So stay tuned for more updates. Just about 3 weeks away!

Veintiuno is almost elreadio!

Veintiuno is almost elreadio!

The 21 Cobra is also near completion.

The 21 Cobra is also near completion.

No detail is being missed.

No detail is being missed.

Behind the dash of the Cobra.

Behind the dash of the Cobra.

 

 

 

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22 Responses to “Getting Ready For Lake Dora On Lake Hopatcong.”
  1. Tom

    Great looking boats. I cant wait to see them in person in Tavares.

    BTW are there any Woodyboater followers doing the South bound St John’s River Cruise?

    • Paul H.

      Yep, Karen and I will be there with the trusty Kabot’s Habit, our 24′ Sea Skiff. And yes, that is the cruise before the show.

      • Dennis Mykols

        That trip is on my Bucket List for next year! Now that we got a confortable boat to do it in.
        I have heard so much about it and look forward to checkin it off my list…

  2. Alex

    Gorgeous boats, as one would expect from Katz’s.

    I arrive at Dora in 3 weeks, 1 day, 1 hour, 32 minutes, and 15, no, make that 13 seconds.

    Hey Paul, upon arrival, may I consume some of Alex’s habit on Kabot’s Habit? I’ll bring the habit.

      • Ranger

        Me, too!

        We hopefully find out today when Randy gets scheduled for hip replacement surgery. He’s ready!

        So at this time all our plans are dead in the water…

        But we’ll definitely get over to see everyone even if we can’t make the whole weekend.

  3. dreed

    I believe that Cobra used to be called Bev’s Penny, and was owned by George and Bev Haineault from Ontario Canada. George found it in a field in real bad shape and restored it himself.

    Here is a picture of Bev’s Penny at the 2008 Fingerlakes Chapter ACBS show in Skaneateles NY where it took Best in Class (restored)

    By the way, Skaneateles is pronounced “Skinny Atlas”.

  4. Tom

    Paul,Karen and Jim I look forward to meeting you on the trip.

    I will be riding this year with Gerry Wilkin who is making his 25th St John’s trip. He has only missed 1 trip since it all started.

    Dennis you will definetly have to do the trip next year.Once you take that first trip South you will want to make it a yearly event.

  5. Alex

    By the way, just to be clear to the readers, when I said I’d bring the habit, I was not talking about bringing this habit. (It stays back in Michigan.)

    Hey, this might be the first nun in WoodyBoater.

  6. Carla/Hagerty

    I was ready to jump in with my “two cents” until Alex threw the above pic in and now lost my entire train of thought…I’m quite speechless right now…

    Ok, over it – can’t wait to see everyone in Tavares! Evan Peterson and Ben Walmer will be joining me at the Hagerty booth this year.

  7. Joey

    This is Cobra # 21 of the 55, 21′ Cobra’s that were made that is also where her name came from

  8. Larry Cooper

    If this is #21, Mr. Haineault did a very good job building a new boat. As most Cobra experts know, hull #21 that was shipped from the factory designated as a show boat with its cradle painted gold was in the Keego Harbor fire many years ago and burned down to the chines. The severely charred bottom laid in a field in Michigan for years without its engine.