Life, Love and Varnish

You are so gonna need a hanky today after you watch this amazing short film. I promise you that you will go out and want to hug your boat, sign up for Lake Dora next year and call your kids. THIS is what we are all about, Film maker Doug Kenney nailed it, and it certainly was done with love and passion for every frame of film magic.

Sand, Sand, Sand

Varnish, varnish, varnish

To those that are film geeks, this is not the Doug Kenney that was the genus behind Animal House and other films. He’s not with us anymore, but Doug Kenney the Kenny’s son is and thankfully created a template for what every boat we do should be done like. It’s got it all, Humor, romance, and even a knd to classic horror films. GENUS. Absolute GENUS.

Lake Dora

Wonderful footage ruined by our t-shirt tent

There is even a Woody Boater Cameo in it!

The Kenny’s go boating.

A huge thanks to fellow Woody boater Brandon Wabeke for sending us this. And to the Kenny family for sharing all our love on film.

Grab a drink!

So without further adooooo, grab some coffee varnish and sit a spell.

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24 Responses to “A Heart Warming Film 25 Years In The Making.”
  1. Greg Lewandowski

    Wonderful film. It’s what WoodyBoating is all about. We can all relate to those early morning solo rides. It just doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wilson

    Wow !…What a nice way to start my day….Loved the boat and the familiar scenery.

    Maybe next time we go thru the Dora Canal.

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  3. Tim Robinson

    Boats of the 60s is the mark class at Tahoe next year. This Gentleman would be a winner winner chicken dinner.

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  4. floyd r turbo

    FYI, you can click on the “YouTube” name at the bottom right that will open a new Youtube only tab to view the video and when in that tab click on the bottom right square with your mouse and it will say “full screen” allowing you to view the video in full screen mode to get the big picture. Maybe you already know this but for those that didn’t you now have maximum viewing pleasure.

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  5. floyd r turbo

    This is so exciting to see as I have the same hull only its called a Continental in 1964 (of which they only made 10) and has the 283 V8 and manual Paragon transmission only. The Super Sports had a 327 with Velvet Drive standard and 427 or 431 big blocks as options. Also, the Super Sport had that center mahogany deck accent on the bow deck and the Super Sport top side hull trim. The Continental had a varnished hull but with about a 10″ white waterline band.

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  6. floyd r turbo

    I’m still trying to figure out what that carburetor setup was in an early still that shows 4 single side drafts going into a manifold (2 port and 2 starboard). On top of that manifold looks like a Paxton supercharger (sort of) but it could be just a common mount for all the side drafts to attach to. What appears to be a drive hub in the front of that housing doesn’t show a belt going to a pulley which would have driven the supercharger although that could have been removed.

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    • Jim Kenney

      That was a Lathem supercharger with four Weber side draft carbs that the first owner put on. You are correct the drive pulley and belt are missing. The drive pulley was 12” in diameter. I never ran it because that engine was trashed.

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    • Roger Moberg

      That was the finest boat history of a woody that I’ve ever seen….and so tremendously well done. What a labor of love on the boat and what a labor of love making that film for his dad. And what a wonderful supportive wife throughout this adventure! Wishing you many hours of happy boating, Jim. Congrats!

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  7. Bob Kays

    Watching this wonderful video was a great way to end the day. Congratulations to a job well done by all members in this woody boater family.

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  8. Brandon Wabeke

    Matt, a big thanks for sharing this! I’m glad others enjoyed it as much as I did.

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  9. Dusrer

    This is so so good. Priceless. What a beautiful gift to give your Dad. I was tearing up all through it.
    A lovely piece of thoughtful film making, with the perfect soundtrack as well. I loved watching this.
    Full marks.

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  10. Dick Hansen

    Really a terrific little film, very well done, and the boat, all-around a fabulous piece of work!

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  11. Michael Christie

    I have known Jim Kenney for over nearly 60 years and consider Jim one of my very best friends. He is unquestionably the smartest, most industrious and focused people that I have ever met. Son Douglas did a masterful job creating an outstanding video. I had the privilege to be a part of the ‘back-story’ which was a blissful part of my life. Many wonderful memories aboard this beautiful boat. Thank you Jim.

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  12. Dick Hansen

    Matt, I loved the masthead picture of Evangeline and Apache meeting face to face on that misty lake. Both the Robinson’s and the restorer of Apache, Dave Wright are and were members of the Southern California chapter of the ACBS. Is there any way to get a copy of that photo?

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