Reedville steamThis past weekend we make a quick run down to our other home base of Reedville Virginia, a nice small working fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay. Reedville is a charming town with a charming population. Located right in the center of Main Street is the Reedville Fishermens Museum. The social center of town where lots of folks gather and put on events.

One of everything, from Skipjacks to Chris Crafts!

One of everything, from Skipjacks to Chris Crafts!

John Rothert from VA on his special Argintinian speed boat that needs a story on its own, once we can figure out what it is.. It has a very cool flat head V8 in it..

John Rothert from VA on his special Argintinian speed boat that needs a story on its own, once we can figure out what it is.. It has a very cool flat head V8 in it..

 

John was parked next to a VERY cool Correct Craft Mustang! With a killer 302 in it..

John was parked next to a VERY cool Correct Craft Mustang! With a killer 302 in it..

 

This year like many years in the past, they put on there annual classic boat show with the Museum staff, and the Tidewater ACBS. It cost 5 bucks to enter and you get your moneys worth thats for sure.

Cool stuff in the water from Work boats still in use to fancy show bats.. Kinda,

Cool stuff in the water from Work boats still in use to fancy show bats.. Kinda,

This year was actually a good year, since in the past many cruisers would show up and dock in the back yards of the homes in town. So ya got to see the historic Village and boats.. But insurance issues caused that to end.. So it all took place in one area at the Museum with a variety of classic boats.

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Its a? Its a? Evenrude something or other?

 

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This cool transportable Evenrude belongs to fellow Woody Boater and pal Glenn Lester who likes to collect outboards, and corvettes, and other cool stuff.

 

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Some very cool and colorful examples of small working skiffs

 

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Jim Scotts Riviera was there in all its Katz’s Finish perfection

 

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I said one of everything. So here is some steam.

 

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The only boiler in the area not steaming crabs.. At least I think its not..

The area is rich in wood boat history since it was home port at one time to 13 fish factories and many watermen still use wood work boats to set nets and crab. In fact the wood boats might actually outnumber new plastic stuff. Maybe its just me and what I want to see. Regardless, its enough to bring a smile to your face anytime of year. Heck, there is still a working wood boat railway in the center of town. George Butler still builds them the same way as they always did. Here is a clip of George at work.. No website.. Come on, George is old school.. Stay clean George, stay clean.

 

And to top it all off.. See below! As a reference, gas that day was $3.90 in DC!

 

Yup! Cheapest gas in the state! And most of it on the docks is... Get this.. Ethanol FREE!

Yup! Cheapest gas in the state! And most of it on the docks is… Get this.. Ethanol FREE!

 

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7 Responses to “Reedville Classic Boat Show Reviseted From This Weekend!”
  1. m-fine

    Look Paul, no snow!!!

    A steam launch is definitely on my list, although currently way down below “divorce” at the moment. Steaming along while also steaming your crabs sounds like a great afternoon to me!

  2. Troy in ANE

    Can’t wait to see the story on John’s Argintinian. I have been following his progress on the Buzz when he posts it anyway.

    Did John have his Cruiser there? Would love to see some pic’s of her.

  3. Sean

    WOW!!! $ 3.05 per US gallon is about 80 cents a liter ( if my math is close). Gas in Toronto is $1.31 per liter (or, about $ 4.96 /US gal)…. Confusing, considering how much gas we export to the United States.

    Sure love that outboard in a box!

  4. Alex

    Looks like a good time, just milling about, soaking in the eclecticism. Nothing more relaxing.

    That “boiler,” though, looks an awful lot like a beer vat to me.

  5. Al Benton

    John, good to see you on Woody Boater today, although it was your back side. The Argentinian looks interesting.

    Fuel was $3.09/gal all around St. Louis yesterday. The prices change daily as much as 30 cents per gal.

    An awesome display of working and pleasure boats. Too bad the cruisers were omitted. Insurance issues???

  6. Rick

    Can a still run a boat? Steam to run the boat and then condensate for the crew. Win-win.

  7. Clif Ames

    Matt, thanks for the coverage. We had quitr a turnout. 45 boats and 350 paid visitors.