Today we have Part 2 of Ron Stevenson’s report from last weekend’s Pacific Northwest ACBS Chapter Family Fun Day at / on Mason Lake, Washington. When I see today’s cover photo (above) of longtime Pacific Northwest Chapter members Dick Dow & Craig Magnusson cruising along in “SINDBAD”, I stop and think to myself – “If those two guys could somehow bring back every classic boat they have owned over the years, between the two of them, they could put together a very impressive, very diverse classic boat show.”
Of course we can’t do that – but I guarantee that they can still describe every detail, every engine, and every piece of hardware on each one of those old boats. Those two individuals collectively have a ton of knowledge and experience, and are always willing to share that knowledge with their fellow hobbyists. Dick & Craig continue to be outstanding ambassadors for the antique & classic boating hobby. Here’s Part 2 of Ron’s report from Mason Lake. (Click Here to see Part 1) – Texx
A Family Fun Day on Mason Lake, Washington
by Ron Stevenson
This wouldn’t be a proper Family FUN Day without a poker run, right? Brian Franchini put together the Poker Run, must have a passenger who wants to catch a fish in his 1966 17′ Tollycraft Sportabout.
Here is famous “Rudder” article author Bob Wheeler and his wife Jytte (Judy) enjoying the Family Fun Day at Mason Lake.
The Poker Run on Mason Lake was great fun and gave everyone a perfect excuse to get out on the water and use their classic boats in the 80 degree weather.
The big winner of the Poker Run, Jodie and Don Palmer in their 1957 Chris-Craft Continental, she won $75 bucks! (Whoot!) She was mumbling something about “shoes” as she walked off with her prize money.
Susan & Robert DaPron came in second, she mumbled something about $50 “not enough for shoes” – Robert is our short-timer Chapter President, now towards the end of his two-year term as President. Here they are in “Redhead II” their beautiful 1928 24′ Chris-Craft Model 3 triple cockpit runabout.
Third Place was that “Rowdy” Couple Ike Kielgass and Brenda Christie, she scored $25! I think this was the second or third splashing of Ike’s scratch built gentleman’s race boat project, which is powered by a Flathead Ford V-8. (We are working on a story about “Rowdy” the most recent boat to emerge from Ike’s boat shop near Seattle)
My turn for a photo!
I was fortunate enough to get a ride in Greg Suldan’s 1928 28′ Triple which he found converted into a fishing boat, and restored as the triple. It is very impressive, and is powered by a Ford 534 cubic inch V8. I am a bit of a motor head, and have heard / never seen this big truck motor before.
A nice transom shot of this scoundrel:
And since Woody Boater is about wood, I couldn’t pass up Woody Chairs, and Woody Table:
Another shot by Brian Flaherty of a beautiful 1967 Century 19′ Arabian (originally from California) owned by Century collector / expert John Tyler who resides in Portland, Oregon.
Al McEwan & Sandi had a minor problem, something about his 1955 24′ Greavette Streamliner not charging, although he was happy is wasn’t leaking water or oil! All part of the fun in this great hobby…
An end to our Family Fun Day on Mason Lake with a wave from Chapter members Warren & Tracey Olson with cousin Doug in his remarkable, first, on-his-own, prize winning, home restoration; in their 1955 Chris-Craft 19′ Capri. Warren just lost his 91 year old Dad, so for them it was a bit of celebration of life, of fun, of family…..
Enjoy YOUR Woody Boater family, thanks Matt and Texx!
Best Regards, Ron Stevenson
Special thanks to fellow Woody Boater Ron Stevenson for taking the time to share this great report from Mason Lake with us, we appreciate it.