We averaged around 9 miles per gallon
We all love a road trip, and this Friday was like a one day vacation. I was feeling a touch of sickness and decided to call myself and say I was sick. Shockingly I told myself to stay away from work and not infect anyone at the office. I also told myself to go see a DR. Now of course I already knew what the cure to my illness was..VARNISH! And a old Diner Burger! And know what? I was cured. Praise the Varnish.
Fuel and bathroom breaks.
Anyway, at around 5AM Jimmy and I left for a winter run with Scarlet and the VanNess W in tow. Scarlet is getting a new 5200 bottom.. Woohoooo! Actually her bottom is in great shape, which is the perfect time to get ahead of it.
Ripping down the road!
We have found a set of back roads that take the same time and since we would hit three cities of Rush Hr, it took less time and less stress.
Jimmys Truck has 380,000 miles on it and aint stopping. LOVE that engine -2005 Chevy 2500 HD
Strapped in. I take it up to VanNess every year to be checked out. Normal routine stuff
We arrived in no time at Katzs Marina and dropped of the boat and engine and of course just walked around and sniffed varnish and drooled all over the place. We recommend anyone with a little Winteritous, to look for your local Classic Boat restorer and take a visit.
Right off the bat, Henry at Katzs was applying a fresh coat of stain on a customers Holiday.
We all put our hands in our pockets. Wait.. PERVERTS, not for that reason.. Cant we just talk about boats here.
Cool stain shot
Henry is a super perfectionist.
Plaidtastic in a varnish room. The marina is multiple rooms that each have a function
Clean as a whistle
You can see the genus of Alan Johnson here with how the gold lief is treated
Playing with focus
Plaidtastic Perfection – She smiles now!
The bung room! And no its not in the back of the building
Bungs, bungs and more bungs.
Note the grain is placed so it flows with the boats grain
Tool of the trade
Into another building. The raw wood work happens here. This place rocks!
Re Decking a Racing Runabout
New bottom on a customers original family boat.
Another customers .. Issues being addressed. YIKES!
Then out to another room. A killer refreshed Super Sport
We need two of these for Jimmy’s new super sport
Mustang/ Falcon Wheel Standard. Beautifully preserved
A quick unload of the W and outta there! The last thing we want to do is be in the way. This place is a well oiled machine, and they are BUSY, BUSY, BUSY.. The place was packed with boats and workers.
UGH… The ride home. DC traffic is a cold slap in the face. I am not feeling so good again!