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A Fun Get Together In The Heart Of the Northern Neck.
Scarlet made an appearance
It’s raining, been raining forever it seems. I have noticed some wild animals waiting on the dock in pairs with Sweet Pea. mmmm It is not an arch! A huge thanks to Eric Zellman for putting together a fun get together in him ZelMan Cave.
Amazing space. Climate controlled. You could live in this place. No need for a dining room table, just off the floor.
Around 25 great folks showed up to meet and talk about lights, and anything, other than rain or politics. This is what it’s all about. And great to know you are part of a universe of caring people that all share the same illness. Like a leper colony I suppose. Hey! Just say’n here…. Don’t get all worked up… I liked it, but for gods sake if I asked anyone on the street, or at home, “Hey want to hang out in a workshop with a bunch of guys talking about lite rays and transom binding compounds?” Ya, SEE! Leper colony.
Eric’s Chris Craft Lake N Sea is almost finished. Its insane perfect and far far far better than original. The only thing that will sink it is an Ice Berg!
He has painstakingly rebuilt each part and painted with this special paint that is used on the space shuttle or something like that.
LOVE the colors – The way the Sea Foam contrasts with the vintage Cadmium Yellow in a Tan and burgundy setting, accented by metal finish ceiling and a soft grey concrete floor. Don’t make me get all decorator on your ass’s! I can go there!
On the garage Door is a series of photos showing the restoration journey.
With the Hydrodyne is a soft shade of Pink sand complimented by…. Okay..
Woody Boater Frank at Falmouth hang’n under the colors
All hail the Sons Of Varnish!
Pink and SeaFoam, Like being in Bermuda
Fill her up sir?
It was fun and very informative. Gary Van Tussal talked about Chapman’s Piloting books from 1910 and 1940’s and how little changed. It was an amazing talk. WOW! Gary is part of the ABYC and went deep into the luminescence of lights and how they are supposed to work. We will be talking about this later.
Preaching from the podium and “Arc of the Gantry”! Ya, it’s a thing!
Can we all have an amen!
Clif Aimes was feeling the spirit.. Or maybe the fumes from the mixture of transom compound. But does it really matter when you are on a Boat Trip!
Eric Zelman focusing on something.
Oh brother, Woody Boater is here! Hide all the ACBS stuff.
WARNING, This next part is why our wives don’t come to these events. And NEVER, and I MEAN NEVER talk about this at parties. NEVER.
Now the fun stuff. Let’s talk Transom replacement! That’s it on the end.
On the right. I think.. Hope this helps communicate how its done. Eric is now a master at this
By the way. SEACAST is a family owned business! And if you really want to go full geek today, here is a YOUTUBE video. WE WARNED YOU!
It got even more thrilling talking about Anti Siphoning – YIKES! make sure your boat has this stuff!
Oh no! we have lost Scarlet. SOMEONE! Move on! Move on!
Okay, it’s safe again to read.
As a reference, we are right here. That’s the Chesapeake Bay. We are in an area kinda called Middle Bay.. Clever? Ya.. This is Virginia, and an area called the Northern Neck of Virginia. This is major Capt John Smith turf, and home of the first county in America. Northumberland County where Reedville is.
Group shot! Me cup of coffee varnish, Jimmy, John Rothert from VA in the hat, Gary, Eric and Jill Zelman. BTW, Eric and Jill are AMAZING HOST’s Jill actually stayed most of the time..
I don’t know how to end this story, so I will let Eric do it. CAPTION PLEASE!