Many of you may gasp a bit at our unusual pick of this months Woody Boat of the Month and Winner of our Sunnyland Boat of the Show. Her varnish job is shot, bottom leaks, interior is a collection of vinyl samples from the past 9 decades she has lived. And yet. She is perfect. Absolutely patina perfect. Oh read on, I guarantee by the end of the story you will agree. Meet Christopher Wise. Yup.. Wise. just like the builder of the boat. In fact it was his Christopher’s Great Grandfather that built this boat back in 1924.
And Christopher tracked it down some years ago and was able to buy it at the infomas Mecum Auction. He brought it home back to The Orlando area where the Wise family also built boats. Cherup is her official name, but Watson called her Patina Queen, I named her Queen patina..
As Christopher said, people looked perplexed as to why he was leaving her like this. It’s about her history, the fact that she is still in her original state, and guess what? RUNNING, Floating and best of all. Working.
Cherup was our official shooting work boat on all our shoots. Very very smooth ride, steady and could handle a crowd with little effort.
Chris used Toilet seal wax on her bottom and soaked her up at the show . And that’s that. In a couple hours we were all Woody patina Boatn. Thats what its all about.
Chris’s family came from all over to go for rides and have fun. So here is to Christopher, and his wonderful family for keeping the Wise family history alive….and floating.
You can read her history and more on Cherup here on Chris’s blog! BLOG? Why would anyone want to do that?