DIM! Dim has ruined many a boating moment throughout history.

Okay, I am out on the West Coast in LA on a TV shoot and my internal clock is all messed up, so in order to make the east coast deadline, stories have to go out around 4AM east coast time, which means I am half focused. Which actually could be more than I usually am. So while I get over the jet lag a Good Sausage may save the day. Now if you will excuse me, I need to find a breakfast place open at 4AM.. Mmmmm Canters on Fairfax here I come!

This bad boy is on ebay. Its more expensive than a boat, but if you want an original brochure, where else are ya gonna find one.

Here it is folded out

Ink clot babe out fishing in Tater

Ink clot babe cooking up the ink cot bud fishing.

It’s water proof

My fantasy! All captured in an old BW photo. I do dream in color though.

Really? Joyce… HEELS! Really, those HEEELS..

Tour boats!

Love this. Matthews Martinique with flying bridge. This is the correct top to my neighbors boat which has been closed in. Drives me nuts. This is cool!

Pops Matthews with exteneded cover

 

Love the color as well

Budd Lake NJ

Wow, Mom on the right is NOT having fun!

ACME! Thats branding! Shows up first in the yellow Pages! Yup, that is one of the reasons for that name.

Thats it, sorry for the late story. Its 5Am and I feel like an airplane hit me! HA

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20 Responses to “Save Me Sausage!”
  1. Bilge Rat

    Joyce looking good back in the day. Still wouldn’t let her walk on my varnished decks with those heels though.

  2. Jeff N.

    I was going to tell you to go to Canter’s until I finish reading the sentence. The Pantry in downtown is cool also but I think you’re closer to Canter’s.

  3. m-fine

    I have watched enough Road Runner cartoons to know to never order a kit boat from ACME!

  4. Wudzgud

    I never saw the Roadrunner in an ACME Boat being chased by Wile E. Coyote.

  5. Wudzgud

    Hey m-fine we watch the same cartoons. I think we posted at the same time.

  6. Old Salt

    I would head to the farmers market for breakfast right next door to CBS where you may be ingesting digits today.

  7. Dick Dow

    What’s a “One can dream”? Beer, pop, energy? I need more coffee… Nice Thompson cruiser behind the International! 🙂

  8. Ed Arrington

    Loved the Matthews Martinque. Back in the late 50’s or early 60’s there was a tv show starring Forest Tucker with Sandy Kenyon in which Tucker was a charter boat captain who had a Matthews. I sure would like to know if any films of that show survived and could be put on dvd.

    • Dave Hughes

      Crunch & Des’s Matthews looks like a 42′ Bridge Deck Convertible…rear cabin doors fold back giving an awesome amount of space for whatever floats your boat!

  9. Mike K

    nice to see dim again, now we can place a face with a name.
    kinda thought thats what he looked like

  10. charley quimby

    TV show was “Crunch and Des”… Boy, things are slow here in St, Leonard…. CQ

  11. Wudzgud

    My Grandfather’s last boat was a 1948 40′ Matthews sedan with a custom flybridge he had added on. He always had wood boats. My mom said you could eat off the floor of the engine room. Twin Chrysler 115 hp. He passed away in 1967 and my Grandmother sold the boat for $13,500.00 in New York. Who says this wood boat passion is not inherited.

  12. Troy in ANE

    Tell Joyce that “commando” is a much better way to avoid panty lines.

  13. Dave Hughes

    Interesting photos of the pre-58 Matthews Martiniques. (Love the green hardtop!) Matthews didn’t have a lot of sales success with the model – company records indicate only 7 (or 9?) built and there is only one true soft top version left. Mainstay (originally Drina) was ordered by H. C. (Bob) Ford of Detroit, MI in Oct/55 and delivered in Mar/56. She was moored at the Grosse Pt. Club for the 3 years that H.C. Ford owned her. She is now in my care and still sports her soft top and original 331 marine hemis.

  14. Matt

    Wow Dave. I have two hemis from one of these you can have as spares. Out of a martique. We now know of three of these. Is this the one that was in ohio