Last week we found two WoodyBoaters. Or maybe they found us? Either way we found each other and its a true joy to see a father and son come together like mahogany and varnish. Mike Bodenstein father had always wanted a wood boat and Mike found this very cool Whirlwind on ebay. I think John Rothert had mentioned it in the comment section of one of the stories. Well, Mike and his dad drove three hours and fell in love right away.
The best part of it all is how the first ride went. The Father son team enjoyed a wonderful boat ride and a wonderful breakdown. The original very cool engine needs some attention. But thats par for the course with old engines and old trailers.
But all is good, cause Mike and his father have a very close relationship, and this is a fantastic chapter in there lives, they are both Marines and veterans.