Well, they may be winding down the woodyness in parts of the US of A , but not out west thats for sure. So here goes, We are going to try and cover all the reports in one story? First in from Ron Stevenson on Lake Chelan.
Late but liveish from Mahogany & Merlot at Lake Chelan, in central Washington state. The Pacific Northwest chapter finally gets to have a bit of a show which is mostly for the owners. Because we are out in the middle of the nowhere. The town only has 4,000 bodies, but summer time it swells to 25,000. I know we have two members who retired here. Jon and Chris Courtwright are also the organizers.
But at least Texx was here last year, so it must be cool! The cool factor is helped because HARM is here. But nobody gets hurt, we don’t want anybody hurt! HARM is our friends at the Hydroplane And Raceboat Museum. They run the old unlimiteds with their huge Rolls Merlins and Allisons. Here is there website. www.thunderboats.org
Now you have to know that most of us live in the Seattle area, which us supposed to be a boating capital of wherever, but we don’t have anywhere to have a boat show. Marinas are full, and parks don’t have enough moorage available for a show. So we head over here for our version of fall cruising, where it is warmer and dryer, BONUS TIME!
A few of us come over on Thursday to run up the largest, longest (50 miles), deepest (1500 feet) lake in Washington on Friday to the National Park at Stehekin for lunch. It is only accessible by boat or float plane. Population 152. It has a great bakery a couple mile walk up the road.
NOW, We travel to San Diego and fellow Woody Boater John Peckham from the So Cal chapter of the ACBS Take it away John…
“Here are some pics from our meet in San Diego. We put the boats in the ocean via a crane at the SDYC.” OK thanks John we will take it from here, thanks, we had our own ‘Classy” reporter there….Take it aware Ron..
And now back to Lake Chalene, for a ride on Miss Detroit thanks to Mike Mayer. The weather is perfect up here and I just got back from a thrilling ride on Miss Detroit III, video link is below. There are about 38 runabouts here and the big hydro’s are tearing up the course as I type this.