The 2015 Antique Boat Show in Clayton featured Lyman boats as the marque class. Friday saw the arrival of exhibitors and vendors who also checked out the plethora of boats lined up for Saturday’s auction. The humid weather moved on replaced by a more comfortable climate, but the winds remained relentless.
As always, the Antique Boat Museum treats the marque class boat owners and the featured chapter members to a private cruise and picnic. The Lyman Boat Owners Associate and the North Coast Ohio chapter members boarded ABM boats and Lymans and headed out to Rock Island park for a picnic supper. Due to the high winds, a little confusion ensued leaving the museum Boston Whaler photo boat far behind the Lyman fleet. The Lymans were supposed to follow the ABM boats but instead beelined for Rock Island. So the Whaler occupants enjoyed a breezy cruise on their own and met the group at the park.
The never ending wind blew some thunderheads towards us so we decided to head back to the museum. Despite the threat of really bad weather, everyone made safely back to the docks.
Saturday morning brought dew and clear skies, perfect weather for a boat show. The docks were pretty full, spectators abounded, and the auction drew a large crowd.
Again, the wind blew into the evening and the skies looked a little gloomy. That didn’t stop some from enjoying rides on the river. The Turcotte clan gave rides on Jack Rifenburg’s newly refinished Hutchinson commuter, a 42 footer powered by twin Yanmar diesels.
Back at the docks, we were treated to skies of color.
The skies of color gave way to some crazy clouds!
Thanks Kent for this amazing AMAZING report. Wow, what fantastic images. I am going to retire the iphone for sure now. Stay tuned for part 2! Yes, there is more. Kent shot over 1800 photos. Can we say more parts than a Rambo Movie?