Sunny weather and perfect water!
Thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Ron Stevenson Randy Meuller and Mike Mayor for reporting in from the Mahogany and Merlot event on Lake Chelan out west. This is a fun annual event that is always a huge hit. This year we are at the show and on the Lake doing the Mahogany part.
Here is a 1947, 25 foot Chris-Craft red and white. “Aknota” is a story full circle. Dick Dow, a.k.a. Mr. Red & White, Is the new owner. It is cut recently powered by a Chrysler Royal. Dick actually helped with the restoration of this some time ago. Dick sold his Red & White some years ago, and has missed it ever since. Will Dick write his story for us?
Mahogany and Craft Beer?
Mike goes out for a sunset cruise. Or is it sunrise?
“Greyhound” owned by Alan and Yvonne Thomle, won Kids Choice! Alan is a boat restorer by trade here in the Pacific Northwest and does some amazing work! Your author has had the pleasure of working a side-by-side with this man, truly, a Van Gogh with wood! 1921 33′ Yandt Gentlemans Runabout.
Sunrise magic on Lake Chelan
We have seen “Rhubarb” before. At Gull Lake, if nothing else I think they qualified for the furthest distance award. But he did get a Gold Award there. Scott and Patti Mason just got back from Lake Tahoe, with another Gold Award, and did the Sacramento River Delta pre-event. They are still featuring their two week old not-so-fresh real rhubarb display! The only judging we do at Lake Chelan are People’s stories, Ladies choice, and Kids choice. No points or judging for us, we have difficulty counting! Rhubarb won both Peoples Choice and Ladies choice!
The town! 1 horsepower. Lots of Carbs and watch out for the exaust
All in all, the name of this boat says it all here at 2016 Lake Chelan, Mahogany and Merlot. This is a 1948, 20 foot Chris-Craft Custom. #306. Restored by Pacific Northwest favorite restorer Rob DaPron. The owner has been working on the boat off and on, for 10 years, and it finally made its debut at the Seattle’s Opening Day in May, In conjunction with with the ACBS quarterly meeting. Interior, thanks to Kathy Dow, better half of Dick Dow. This boat maybe you should be named “Ike’s Fault” as Ike Kielgass was the one who found the boat. It actually was able to go more than seven knots here at Lake show land for the first time Friday. What? Why? It spent it’s summer on Lake Union in Seattle where the speed limit is seven knots. I can personally verify that it runs pretty well, and is a very comfortable boat. Full disclosure, Your author is very happy with my new boat!
One more award! Craig Magnusson, ACBS Pacific Northwest Chapter member, the guy who helps everybody with any problem, won “The Butt -In-The-Air Award”. Yes, for helping somebody who needed some little bit of engine work, been there done that! Craig, I know the reward of your efforts thanks so much! – Ron Stevenson
Are we in Europe?
Here are some Randy shots. Randy brought his Hydro and shows how fun and diverse this event is. It aint just wood and wine thats for sure.
Randy and his little hydro – Randy owns that stunning Matthews Martinique we have featured for years
Plastic power on Lake Chelan, So is it Plastic and Pinot?
Love me a painted racer! I wonder how it smells?
Miss? Miss? Oh yeah, Sydney?
Slomohun- What a great name!
OK that wall is an engineering marvel
mmm, I am having a Dagwood sandwich today for lunch
CENTURY!, I love the painted effects on these.
This boat leaves me??? mmm…mmm3? Nooooo..mmmm
Tollycraft fun. More of a mahogany and table wine
Cool little ski boat
Miss Budwiser and a little chaser!
Getting ready to go
Mahogany magic on lake Chelan. and man oh man Greyhound is one whopper!
Thanks for tuning in today!