Bobs perfect 1957 Chris Craft Custom Runabout 'Relax" headed out to enjoy the colors of fall.

Bobs perfect 1957 Chris Craft Custom Runabout ‘Relax” headed out to enjoy the colors of fall.

For many of us this past weekend was a wonderful brisk run in Mahogany on the blue waters mixed with the shades of fall.  For us here at Woody Boater we headed up to our annual Last fall gasp on Lake Hopatcong. Little rain has the lake very low so boating time may be coming to an end very soon. But fellow Woody Boaters Seth Katz and Bob “Have I Got A Calendar For You’ Kays took their boats out for us to enjoy the run. Share your colors today in the comment section.

Headed out to find Bob in Seths 1953 Rocket. That thing is AMAZING, it rides very smoothly and has plenty of power! This boat belonged to Seths Grandfather and is the most loved of his collection.

Headed out to find Bob in Seths 1953 Rocket. That thing is AMAZING, it rides very smoothly and has plenty of power! This boat belonged to Seths Grandfather and is the most loved of his collection.

 

Bob parked next to one of the historic boat hoses on the lake

Bob parked next to one of the historic boat hoses on the lake

 

Floor it Bob!

Floor it Bob!

 

We needed Bob to get a line out of the water! Click and we got a cool flag shots

We needed Bob to get a line out of the water! Click and we got a cool flag shots

 

Blonde and Mahogany!

Blonde and Mahogany!

 

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Todays header shot from the Rocket. mmm three carbs all signing in harmony

Todays header shot from the Rocket. mmm three carbs all signing in harmony

 

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This is such a timeless photograph. This could have been shot 50 years ago and it would be exactly the same!

See here is the same exact shot, Shot in the 60’s.. No really.. It was about 60 out side!

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10 Responses to “Bring On The Classic Color Of Classic Boating!”
  1. don vogt

    Speaking of Lake Hopatcong, how about an update on the reconstruction at Katz Marina, or perhaps I missed an earlier one? thx.

  2. Troy in ANE

    OK so now I guess I have to hire a chase boat to follow us around and get AWESOME pictures like this.

    All I get are pictures of all the beautiful colors because I am on the boat.

    Great Boat, Great Story!

  3. Al Benton

    The trees are still fairly green around St. Louis now. It’s nice to see the fall colors are already showing in NJ. And, of course, its great to see some Red, White & Blue on those Mahogany & Blonde Classic Chris-Crafts.

    Thanks Woody, Seth & Bob. The photos went well with the morning java.

  4. Wilson

    Al:

    The palm trees in Florida haven’t turned yet either…

    Pretty pics of the boats and lakes up Noth….There is no “r” in Noth is there ???

    Who ever remembered what 3 X 8 is ???…or was it 8 X 3 ?

  5. Gary

    Why do I get the feeling there is something missing today? The KBL singing appears in the two shots and none of the others. All the other except for the 53 Rocket appear to be 1958, plus or minus a year, 17 foot CC runabout. Got an explanation?

    • Troy in ANE

      If I understand it correctly the KBL is in the chase boat that is taking the pictures.

  6. Al Benton

    Great photos Matt! What camera did you use?

    Wilson, I am ready to start enjoying fall and winter seasons where the trees don’t turn colors, with short visits to the frozen north.

  7. Clara Peller

    Fantastic header shot today Matt! BTW it would be kinda (hmmm is that a word?) nice to get an update on the resurrection of the Katz marina, or did I miss the message in in the media .Wait a minute isn’t the media the message?OK now I officially have myself in a logic loop.