Coolest guy award. Ya, I got a Hacker. How’s that Pontoon going..


A huge thanks to Steve Lapkin for the fun report in from Whitefish MONTANA, not Minnesota. Now, we got these images around 4Am and I think Steve fell asleep. I get that, and we are waiting on the words.. YA, no we arnt. You will get the real report in the other sources. Here at WoodyBoater we have fun making them up. Our little twist on the report. Take it away Steve.

Ya, I’m talkn to you.

Ya, got some babes to go see.

Young people in Montana. With even younger people.

Dont sink! We need you

More young people. What the?

back from the Babes

This is what its all about.

All the colors! This is the classic boat color pallet

Were the Captain and Tennille there?

Intermission!

Are we back from the 80’s now…

Yup! We are back. All good.

Thats alotta cool boat

Classic scene

Back at ya!

All hail Steve!

They got the wave down!

Red White and Montana Blue Sky

Winner of the Most Cozy Award

Finito out in Montana.

Cobra perfection

Feneto and Teenyto?

A Hard top to top. The best looking hardtops made

Okay on 1, 2, 3 Show us your arm pits!

A classic moment

$6.00 per gallon! As a reference, it’s $2.89 here in Reedville YIKES

OH HELL YA! This is what we are all about.

No! just no!

It is cool though! But no!

Now thats a dash

Amazing location

The setting is perfect

Love the double cushion deal here.


Winner Best Basket Restored. The Preserved one had ants.

Fantastic colors..again

Back to the Best Picnic basket award.

Lets go

The dash.

The aft shot. Love the blonde on this. Not seen this one before.

Says it all with just a sliver of varnish

And a little more sliver

Okay we get it, Sliver and splash

Need more sliver? How do you spell sliver anyway?

More wow, actually this could be a “Bow” wow! Anyone? To early? Dad Joke? and a good last shot. Take a Bow Steve! A Bow wow!

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22 Responses to “Whitefish Lake Montana, Yes Montana, And Some Muskrat Love?”
  1. Greg Lewandowski

    Wow, what a collection of boats. Is that a “by invitation only” show. I like their “use em if you got em” event theme. The inside of that Continental hardtop looks like a limousine. Thanks for the great report.

  2. Troy in ANE

    Looks like fun!!!!

    Will be on the water tomorrow for the Windjammer Days Antique Boat Parade in Boothbay Harbor Maine.

    Stay tuned.

  3. Don Vogt

    Tim and Debbie salt have organized the whitefish woody weekend for several years. I think it is still under the auspices of the big sky chapter, acbs, and an open show. Great
    People and show. Tim is pictured driving his cc continental hardtop. It’s a super boat.

    • Texx

      Texx can’t get across the border due to Covid restrictions.

  4. Mark ion Ohio (sometimes da U P)

    Just plain cool!!! What else can I say.

  5. Jeff Funk

    Yeah, love seeing the ‘young’ folks. Who says this hobby won’t last?

  6. Tom Suiter

    Steve, so great to meet you and share stories. Your photos are awesome and thanks for bringing joy to a bunch of goof balls who love wood!

    • STEVEN A LAPKIN

      Tom, you and each of the other show exhibitors/owners, family, friends, our host – Brian Averill & The Lodge at Whitefish staff – make the photo work fun, engaging, provocative, enticing! Hat’s off to Tim & Deb Salt for being such gracious hosts for all the years of WWW. Thank you all for a wonderfully visual and personal experience!! S

  7. Bob and Betty Moore

    Thankyou Steve, your photos not only capture the beauty of the show but more importantly the joy of being there. It was a real pleasure and honor to spend time with you.

  8. Ol'Salt

    Thank you, Steve for your participation and support. Great photos, as always.

  9. Steve Anderson from Michigan

    I love the ’55 Continental hardtop! Very beautiful boat. That’s a great venue and look forward to visiting some of these shows in the next few years.

  10. Duster

    What a day! Beautiful images thanks Steve. Warming to see from my wintery corner of the world in NZ.

  11. Duster

    And on another note, my god how beautiful was Toni Tenille!! What a gorgeous woman. So beautiful. Agghhh…….

  12. Don Palmer

    Wow! what a great collection of working boats out being used!
    Nice photography as well. Thanks

  13. Floyd r turbo

    What, only dog dock shots, lol. Larkin always delivers. Great photo coverage only guys like Steve, Dane and Kent can arrange. Texx, please get your country straightened out so you can get out or we can get in dammit.

  14. Terry Deems

    Wow Steve L. Amazing photos…We were in the big blue 26 foot Chris-Craft “fishing” boat (Blew By You) that we just remodeled, well…it is almost finished. (Owner Dr. Steve Liss, amazing upholstery and wood bits by Glenn Dutro, and I Terry Deems). This is also Murray Danzig’s (89 1/2) and my 8th WWW!, and what a party it is, sponsor Belvedere vodka and cranberry is yummy…Love all of the young blood also! Beautiful clear but hot weather….Purrrrfect

  15. Dale Brevik

    Oh Yes! Just say yes to thinking outside the box with a creative build that pays tribute to the classic wood boats of yesteryear. For those who think bigger is better Lil Woodie may not be the Thunderbird on Lake Tahoe, but it is built with the love of wood to which none of us would ever say no.