Kinda says it all - photo Bob Kays

Kinda says it all – photo Bob Kays

We got home to Woody Boater HQ last night and today we are catching up with some of the shots from this weekend. Bob Kays and I were running around shooting all sorts of stuff and then reporting as it happened. i missed some of the stuff that told a story. So today we recap some of what you may have missed this weekend if you did not tune in. You can look at the stories from below this story and catch up from the bottom up to relive the drama..

We recieved this photo yesterday from fellow Woody boater Jeffrey Budd who just happend to shoot this on SUNDAY at roughly 3:30 PM just 12 hours before the roof caved in. Note the snow build up on the two roof lines. AMAZING!

We received this photo yesterday from fellow Woodyboater Jeffrey Budd who just happened to shoot this on SUNDAY at roughly 3:30 PM just 12 hours before the roof caved in. Note the snow build up on the two roof lines. AMAZING!

 

Just yesterday. No roof line, sign etc.

Just yesterday. No roof line, sign etc.

 

The little Model 99 still sits down a floor from her original perch. holding up the wall.

The little Model 99 still sits down a floor from her original perch. holding up the wall.

Tommy worked his ass off! 630 AM til dark.. Climbing, lifting.. Here he took a 5 minute break.

Tommy worked his ass off! 630 AM til dark.. Climbing, lifting.. Here he took a 5 minute break.

Back to work.

Back to work.

 

Up and up and away

Up and up and away – photo Bob Kays

To be honest, we thought this boat was toast! Not so!

To be honest, we thought this boat was toast! Not so!

Side Car... Survived..

Side Car… Survived.. photo Bob Kays

Leave it to the Texeco man to hold up its end of the bargain.

Leave it to the Texaco man to hold up its end of the bargain.

 

Original paint Cavalier. Just some damage on the windshield on a quick glance.

Original paint Cavalier. Just some damage on the windshield on a quick glance.

Oh, and I fell in love with this little plastic Century! 427 Ford.. Ok, maybe its to soon to lust..

Oh, and I fell in love with this little plastic Century! 427 Ford.. Ok, maybe its to soon to lust..

The exact Moment that Absolute was looked at! Dang

The exact Moment that Absolute was looked at! Dang

And the official Woody Boater Boat of the month if not the year. The little Chris Craft Riviera. We are going to do an entire story on her. Needless to say, sitting right there, your looking at about a two hundred thousand dollar boat! And worth every penny!

And the official Woody Boater Boat of the month if not the year. The little Chris Craft Riviera. We are going to do an entire story on her. Needless to say, sitting right there, your looking at about a two hundred thousand dollar boat! And worth every penny!

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13 Responses to “And On Sunday, Our Prayers Were Answered!”
  1. Greg Lewandowski

    It sounds like a photo documented book could be in the works to tell this amazing story, Hint!!!

    • MikeM

      Good call, Greg. Maybe Bob “Have I got a coffee table book for you” Kays will put something together.

      I very happy that most of these boats seem to have gotten by with minimal damage. It’s amazing. Or maybe Karma? Possibly dogma? Definitely not Scapa.

  2. Troy

    WOW!

    It is so great to see how many boats survived with little or no damage.

    Special thanks to you and Bob for documenting this for us!

  3. Nancy Perkins

    Amazing. I don’t even see any broken windshields in the photos. I think that great Wooden Boat God was looking down on you!

  4. Paul H.

    The song “Big Bad John” came to mind when I saw the picture of the Riviera supoprting the roof, with the keel caved in.

    Seemingly very high survival rate, have they got to all the boats yet?

  5. Brian Flaherty

    Amazing story and stunning photography!!

    I feel like that little Riviera should go in a Katz display AS-IS to show the world what a hero that little boat was. Amazing how that little boat sacrificed itself to protect “Absolut” and the original paint cavalier.

  6. Carl Garmhaus

    Looks like the Texaco sign and the little 99 held up enough debris to save a lot of stuff. Sure could have been worse.

  7. red dog

    so why is the riviera worth so much ? i guess i missed that part of the story

    • Bichonma

      I am guessing the little Riviera is worth so much because it saved so many valuable boats…..?????

    • m-fine

      Or maybe if you give Seth $200k he can restore it in time for Sun n Fun in a few weeks?

  8. floyd r turbo

    I bought a 50’s 18′ Riv from Wayne when I visited there 30 yrs ago unrestored with blown Herc (motor removed) and gaud awful yellow upholstery and excellent wood (and its still unrestored). Maybe in a few months – this just in: “another ’18 CC Riviera has been found that was also holding up the marina” (shades of multiple Thayer IV’s).

  9. floyd r turbo

    …and can’t someone please put a support post in to take a little of that load off that poor little model 99?