Yesterday we got some fantastic images and story in from Allen Mackin and Bob Kays who went on a trip to look at a “Boat in a boathouse” A couple hours later she made it back to Katzs Marina where Allen is manager. This is a personal boat for Allen, not a marina boat. And thus is the wonderful part of this story.
This amazing U22 is proof, that they are still out there, in there, over there and right there under your nose. It’s also living breathing proof that “younger people” are into a fun boat house barn pick like we all are. That passion and flutter in the stomach is timeless. These images and story is timeless. And the best part of it all, is we will all enjoy the benefits of this find, because Allen will use this boat.
She had a 5200 bottom put on her in the late 1980’s, Needs a transom, and has a very nice 302 Engine. Oh yeah. I LOVE THAT! No guilt crap about original engines. Its gone so you are free to use whatever you like, and because its a U22 you are not saving the last three of a kind. Its a fun, young, boat.
So, how do you extract a boat that’s been sitting in a boat house since forever and not really been moved in a decade ish? Well, here are some fun photos to show you how. Gotta love tarps. That’s just large duck tape for some of us.
So then the drive home. The marina is JAMMED! They are very busy and have been all winter. Alan had to take her to his house to clean her up with his kids. A family affair.
Stay tuned for the updates from Allen and Lake Hopatcong! Here is to the future, here is to passion, here is to All Woody Boaters out today and getting this summer started. Thanks again to Bob Kay’s for the photos, ( He has Calendars as well ) Allen for a fun adventure, Shawn, Sean, Shaun, and the rest of the Katz’s Gang for keeping it all going!