This weekend while I was searching for the new Woodyboatermobile, we got some reports in from around the globe. Looks like our pals in Michigan and the west coast are going boating regardless of the polor vortex. Here in DC it dropped temperature fast as it dropped about 8 inches of snow on us. So today, I thought it would be fun to share all the joy of winter in your home town.
This one from Dick Dow on the west coast. ust whetting the cruiser appetite for a minute or two – yesterday was first time out of the water in about four years – time for some basic maintenance, a larger swim step and mahogany transom…
Not as bad as your weather, but still pretty cold for boatwork!
Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently participated in the 2014 Roanoke Boat Show. Standing behind a restored 14 foot Penn Yan Outboard boat are chapter members (from L-R) Chuck Breen, Bill Goold, Roger Smith, Sybil Smith and Bill Garrecht. Photo Credit: Nadine Breen
An intrepid group of woody boosters from the So Cal ACBS club braved temperatures of sixty degrees above zero, and water actually falling from the sky, for a static display at the Dana Point Festival of Whales in Southern California this weekend. We displayed our boats on the grass along the harbor walkway, and enjoyed lots of attention from casual passers by and visitors to the Festival. Even though some festival events were canceled due to the rain, boats are meant to get wet, so our club members braved the elements and had a great time talking to the public about our classics. With Sunday promising less rain, we donned our windbreakers and prepared to enjoy another fun day of talking about classic boats!
-Maggi & Rob Cassell.
And from Dennis Mykols up in Michigan, the Grand Rapids Boat Show held last week. “We had a mix of launches, steamers and a couple of FiberClassics. But with the bad weather that we had all winter, it’s amazing we got any boats out of the storage buildings this year, and to the show.”
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