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The Boatress is happy, I am happy and we are all happy she is happy!

We are here, and in 10 seconds you are reminded why we all love it here this week. The folks are beyond welcoming, and make you feel at home. Not to mention all your pals are here and time just seems to slip away. I cant believe its Friday already. Ya ya. you want pictures of boats and sunshine. The weather has been a bit crazy, but so far, in our favor. Fingers crossed that today brings more sunshine. Now on to the photos.

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Ready to go!

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The store is all set up. Sold 1,200 of shirts in one hr. If you are here, show up and clean us out so we can go boating

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Everyone is getting ready

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Amazing Volunteers waiting for boats

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Ready for you!

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The Riva gang is getting ready

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Year of the Racer!

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Nice original FeatherCraft

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The Docks early on a Thursday. Starting to fill!

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WECATCHEM ready to go!

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Here come the Harrisons, Karen, Paul, Mike and Alex Harrison!

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Jim Frechette headed our way with Mark waving

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The plain, the plain landed!

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Lets go to lunch through the Dora canal! All smiles

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Alex Watson taking some of his amazing photos…Wait, of me taking a shot of Alex!

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Parked for lunch

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Moxie look’n good

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Fill me up with some of that Ethanol Free 90 octane magic. Palm Gardens Restaurant. one of our top 3 destinations here.

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The Harrison’s party barge

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Shannon Scott Knight at the helm of WECATCHEM! All smiles

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Headed home on the lake

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Still smiles. No oil or fuel smells thanks to VanNess Engineering

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Meanwhile some stayed at the Palm Gardens to enjoy the atmosphere.

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Finally everyone made it home and got ready for Woodystock. This year was a very special event with a wonderful gathering, open bar , food and a wonderful Steam Train ride. Thanks to Terry Fiest of the Sunnyland Chapter for putting this together, and the sponsors for making it all happen, ANTIQUE BOAT CENTER, ANTIQUE BOAT AMERICA, GARWOOD CUSTOM BOATS, WOODY BOATER, KATZ’S MARINA

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ALL ABOARD! Except you John Rothert from VA!

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Jimmy Smile! Carla from Hagerty Marine Insurance says you are in fact insured. While Michelle DeMist and Dave Bortner from Freedom Boat Service get a good laugh.

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Mike Mayor having some suds on the left there

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Hampster from Tahoe and his classic pose. Frechette photo bombing

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And finally a wonderful meal at the Copacabana Cuban resturant in town. One of the top three eats in Mt Dora. 5 Woody Stars!

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Leaving WECATCHEM to have a nice warm night under her torn cover!

And to think, the show hasn’t even started yet! Stay tuned for more Live updates form lake Dora 2016!

 

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11 Responses to “Sunshine In Sunnyland! Alive From Lake Dora!”
  1. Rick

    You’re killing me with those pics. Calling for 6″-12″ of snow here in NY this Sunday night. Please keep the reports coming as it may be the only thing keeping me sane.

  2. Kent

    Fell in love with the Rustic Palm Gardens last year. People there were so friendly and the food fantastic. We thought maybe we would camp there in the motor home this year, but alas we didn’t make it…
    Keep on posting pics of the fun!

  3. Tom

    Glad to see you are having fun. I just LOVE going through the Dora Canal.

  4. Greg Lewandowski

    Looks like a great day of boating and fun with WoodyBoater friends. Nice to see some Michigan chapter folks enjoying it with you.

  5. m-fine

    I think next year is the 30th anniversary. As soon as we get the dates I am making a non-refundable reservation. Or maybe I can crash in Paul’s boathouse if he ever buys a place.

  6. Rabbit

    Meanwhile, Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota had it’s second earliest ice out in history yesterday. It’s not only boating season in Florida. It’s boating season in the tundra.

  7. Dick Dow

    Hoping the weather stays good for you all! Matt, it looks as if you’ve arranged for a private wind generator? Better for dramatic pics of hats blowing away and those wonderful shots of wild hair on beautiful women I suppose…;) It’s been several years since I’ve attended that show – just thinking it’s time to put it on the calendar again… I’m looking forward to the reports on a great weekend in Tavares!

  8. Scott K

    Matt,
    Thanks for sharing Wecatchum with us and for offering Shannon the helm for the ride back from lunch, what an honor.

    Shannon & Scott

  9. Tamara

    Looking to get in touch with whoever owns the 20ft Cigarette that I only see bits and pieces of!!
    Thanks!!!!