Yesterday when we posted the story on Pumpkin the population of Woody Boater jumped in bigtime, with in about two hours, she had secured a new engine and beauty makeover courtesy of none other than Katz’s Marina and Dave Van Ness! In fact they went one, two, three steps further. Pumpkin is to be completely saved and ready to return to Mt Dora this spring! To say we are moved is an understatement. Everyone loved Larry and want to keep her going and back to mt Dora.. So we will be Woody Jetting on Lake Dora in 4 months! WOW! Thanks to all that commented yesterday with some great ideas… Like raising the exhaust pipes which are originally lower. . I had been wondering how she wound up orange and it turns out the color was changed for the Chicago Boat Show in Illinois State Highway Dept Orange. Her base eggshell white is original. But can’t find the two tone look anyplace as a reference? We LOVE the orange, but can’t decide if it’s better as an original paint scheme. Or match exactly what was done. What ever was at the show I suppose is the way to go.
As to sinking, that history also came out. It was an exhaust clamp that failed. Starboard side, They caught it in teh nick of time but the boat sank on the lift. As to restarting, There is some confusion on my end about that. But all soon to be taken care of by Van Ness. The coolest part for me is that the Woody Boater transporter is already the right color! Wooohooo.