Reedville Classic Boat Show Starts With A Bang, Ends With A Boom, Pour!
Red sky in morning – On the way to the show.
Well, one thing is for sure. Invite Woody Boater to your show and it will rain. That seems to be the curse of 2015. The good news is that rained out shows are always fun because you are basecly sitting around and chatting it it up with pals you haven’t seen in a while. The other good news is that the weather did OK, for the first start of the show, which can be frustrating since you can feel the momentum picking up.
John Rothert showed up in his mighty Whirlwind
All set to go! Nice Glaspar, steam boat, All of it ready
Some amazing locally built skiffs
Cool 1930’s Hacker out to deal with the weather while Jimmys boats stayed under cover.
Staib dont got one of these!
40 bucks at the flea market! That and a $75 Joiner, and other goodies! Woohooo
Wonderful Whirlwinds at the show.
Well that says it all! The dang trailer is more than the boat
Actualy not a bad boat
A very nicely restored Model 100, B engine. For Sale $17,000 and yes a new 5200 bottom
A beautiful Wagemaker Wolverene, Long time in the family deal. Very very cool!
More of the museum grounds, I dont like that sky though
The Wolverene and Model 100 were fantastic sitting there next to the Museum
Another look at the main building
More of the Lyman for sale. Original top?
Now I know why they are called a Coil.
Amazing patina starting to happen on an amazing steam boat
Keep that wood going
NOT $40 bucks. Amazing steeam engine
Vintage gauges on the steam boat
One piston power. Timeless.
One of the many historic homes on Main Street in Reedville
The shot is cool, the sky is NOT
And then Boom! Thunder and a drain DUMP! Like Algonac! Its frustrating because you know how much work went into the event, all the folks that drove to the show setting up there boats, food purchased, volunteers.
All alone Mr Lonely – Tornado Warnings on all our phones! Yikes
It doesnt look like much, but it was pouring.
And all that’s left near the end is some fun rain music, and John Rothert. HA! All kidding aside, it was a fantastic little show and one of everything was there. Lets hope that the curse of rain is broken with Texx up at the big 2015 Woods and Water event. Now if you will excuse us, today is supposed to be a stunning day here in Virginia and I have some Woody Boating to do!
John Rothert made my day more brite. We laughed most of the day about.. well nothing. And thats what good pals are all about