One of the more interesting things when we purchased WECATCHEM was the burgee on her bow pole. What in the heck is that rodent and what is BPWR? I knew it was cool, but the more we found out, the cooler it became.
Well, as it turns out according to Phil Spencer of Lakes Region Restorations in New Hampshire, the BPWR stands for Bald Peak Water Rats, It turns out his Grandfather, Col. Hugh Wilkin(British Army) and another member at Bald Peak formed the club of lakefront owners of this wonderful club. HA! And even cooler is that Phils grandfather owned a very cool Penn Yan Swift that flew his flag, as does Phil today. But he cant find a flag, and we have one. Karma dictates the flag be handed back to the club for free. That will be done very soon.
But it got us thinking here at Woody Boater? Wouldn’t it be cool to have other gangs out there. Fun small groups of Woody boaters that want to just go out and have fun, heck we already have The Sons Of Varnish, and the Varnishers, Now the Bald Peak Water Rats. Are there others out there? If not, why not? No board meetings! Just think, you can all gather in a club house and sniff varnish together.
In Reedville the concept of buying a cool old place to gather and just hang out is starting to really sound cool. Not a business, but a club house. Where we gather and help each other, and support others that want to keep the old woody alive. So whats your gangs name? Make it real.