Momma Mia this has been some kinda crazy weekend. Tahoe, Hessel, and New Hampshire to pick up the new Woody Boater boat and go to New Jersey and then, go boating in Virginia. Crazy.. So we are trying to catch up on the reporting so the over 7,000 of you all that came to Woody Boater yesterday can fill your eyeballs up with all the best mahogany goodness out there. The culture of Classic Boating is stronger than ever and causing a huge wake of smiles! Thanks to our newest bestest Michiganest reporter Allen Papendick we have more amazing photos and captions today. Take it away Allen.
1947 31’ Hacker Boat Company “Wuzz a’Fuzz” is this year’s Poster boat. Original artwork by Diana J. Grenier featured at the Les Cheneaux Islands Art Gallery. “Wuzz a’ Fuzz” a former Detroit Police Department patrol boat. Mary and Tom Flood Les Cheneaux Michigan
The poster child!
The 38th Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts 2015. This years show the feature make is Hacker-Craft by designer John Hacker.
Feature Boat and last year’s Best of Show winner the flawless “Hornet” 1932 28’ GarWood, Schipps V12. Stripped and varnished over the winter by E.J. Mertaugh Boat Works in Hessel gleams “like a grand piano”. Janet and Jay Stingel Mackinac Island Michigan.
Prior to the show we had overcast skies. Then as the boats began to arrive a glimmer of sunshine gave way to full sun at show time. Mother nature provided a perfect day, low 70’s and a refreshing breeze. The mellow musical background was provided by the Main Street Band as we gazed at the 142 entries and shopped at the Festival of Arts.
“Catch Me If You Can” and “LULU III”
McKenzie driver admires “BOSS” a 1921 42’ Great Lakes Boat Building Corporation, Milwaukee. Winner the Jim Bohn People’s Choice Award. Original wood and hardware, owners Collins/Carrington.
“McKenzie” 1929 29’ Hacker-Craft Dolphin. Gail and Mark Andreae, Mullett Lake Michigan
The Main Street Band is a nice compliment to the show.
“PAL” 1918 21’ HackerCraft. 95 hp Hercules. Winner 21-24’ Runabout Tom and Joyce Neff Milledgeville, Grorgia
“Pioneer” 1930 26’ Hacker-Craft Dolphin, Billy Johnson Les Cheneaux Michigan
“Twisted Timber” 1942 19’ Chris Craft. Kelly and Glenn Charest, West Bloomfield Michigan
“Sweetie” 1949 22’ Chris Craft open boat by Chris Fox Naples Florida
“Maumee Mistress” 1970 26’ Lyman Skiff, 260 hp Crusader Linda and Loren Sattler Hessel Michigan
“Three Docs” 1949 22’ Chris Craft winner Best 22’ Chris Craft Utility, Debra and Michael Wagner Hessel Michigan. 1941 Chris Craft 22’ “Blue-By-U” Russ Arrand, Cadillac Boat Shop – Cadillac Michigan
1964 17’ Century Resorter 427 Ford Interceptor, Christine and Mike Zane Les Cheneaux Michigan
“ Trident” 1939 22’ Chris Craft Abnee/O’Halloran Les Cheneaux and “Sweetie” 1949 22’ Chris Craft open boat by Chris Fox Naples Florida
1964 “Pathfinder” 57’ Chris Craft Constellation Twin GM 8-71 diesels. Claudia Baird Charlevoix Michigan
“Lisa Ann” 1953 14’ Penn Yan 1954 10 hp Johnson Drew McDaniel Hessel Michigan
Winner in the Racer class Bill Winn’s “Catch Me If You Can” also winner best Transom Art. A 2009 24’ Larry Lauterdauch. Following the show I saw “Wuzz a’ Fuzz” point a radar gun at the 750 hp Chevrolet as he roostertailed back to Boyne City, Michigan via the Straits.
“Uandi” motors by McKenzie’s bow a 1926 26’ Hacker-Craft. Keeley and Norman Betts, Les Cheneaux Islands
From the bow of “Benchar Too” as “Floating Point” motors by. “Benchar Too” 30’ 1993 Hacker Boat Company with Crusader 454. J.B. Ball #8 Island Michigan
Make sure you see yesterdays report as well.. And yes, there is more Tahoe magic with a special photo shoot from Texx and the full report on the new Woody Boater Sportsman!