Wow! man oh man did the Jersey Weather Gods deliver! Just as kapeeshed, around 9:45AM POW, Sun, puffy clouds and miles of smiles. The marina was beyond busy in the morning! Wow. I have never seen it like this. Boats flying in the water from all sorts of places.
Here is a quick Instagram video right before we all left for the Show. To say I was nervous is a true understatement. So much perfection to screw up.
Well, the show and the Katz’s Gang delivered in spades, and a bunch of Woody Boaters showed up to say hi. WOW! What a fantastic turn out and it was fantastic to see many of you, share some laughs and spread the good energy Woody Boaters all share. Thank you for that. It was needed.
Elsie, True Grit win Big at the show. Oh and so did one of our boats. Guess which one?
1938 19′ Chris Craft Sportsman -Elsie
Best in Show Preserved
Seth and Renee Katz
Best in Show Restored – True Grit
1938 21’ Chris Craft Utility
Werner and Christine Mall
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club Commodore’s Choice
Stinky! What the hell?
Then around 3 Pm, we all headed back to Katz’s Marina to haul WECATCHEM and Stinky and head home to Reedville. A 7 ish hour drive. 8 when you stop at a diner. And arrived here last night at 1 AM. Everyone was up late with calls up til midnight.
Literally burning the midnight oil. Bob Kays sending in reports. Dave VanNess checking to see how the engines ran, Telling Jimmy the trailer lights went out. it was a rolling boat show for sure. Thanks so much to many kind warm people on the lake, and around the country with your kind words and encouragement. You are the fuel that keeps all this going.