Hey what ya doing today, oh just hanging around

You open the door to step outside and brace yourself for that hit of chill that seems to find any part of your body to attack it. And boom, it’s warm, and nice. Like really nice. And of course the first thing that really hits you is. Hey Boat Ride! And then rational thinking kicks in. Ya, is it worth winterizing it all again, and ugh, and well maybe, and then its dark, cause the days are so short.

Oh hell ya! Varnish, power, and AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Well imagine you have a marina, maybe a marina that specializes in wood boats, and add to that, you need to test an engine, and fine tune it. BOMM EXCUSE COMPLETE!

John, Kait and Alan in a wonderful 1947 17 Deluxe Runabout

Then you call Bob “Have I Got A Calendar For You ” Kays, and then Bob shoots some shots and I wake up in greeting me in my Mailbox is todays story. Ahhhhhhhhh, Warmth is good.

Tune tune

Oh ya!

Thats the life. Days like yesterday are small gifts from the universe, and a special thanks to Alan at Katz’s Marina and Jon and Kate from well… Jon & Kaits V8’s For the fun moment of sanity. AND THANKS TO BOB KAYS FOR CAPTURING IT FOR ALL OF US!

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9 Responses to “Boating In December, In New Jersey? What?”
  1. Rick

    I would have done the same thing yesterday if I wouldn’t have had to re-shrink wrap Panther.

    • thomas d

      i have/had? a ’47, R-17-511, was almost finished refinishing it when a tornado picked it up off the trailer and threw it about 30 feet along with my little U-38 thrown about 75 feet into the neighbors yard.

  2. BT

    Hey Matt, I cut this right out of your article above:
    Well imagine you have a marina, maybe a marina that specializes in wood boats, and add to that, you need to test an engine, and fine tune it. BOMM EXCUSE COMPLETE!
    That sounds like you to me. We are ice skating on the lake in Minnesota.

  3. m-fine

    The BOOM I woke up to this morning was a power transformer exploding. I was pleasantly surprised how fast they swapped it out, so I could get back online to WoodyBoater before noon.

    Lots of snow steadily falling here as well. No sleep till Brooklyn and no boating till Dora.

  4. Troy in ANE

    Alan is one of the BEST!!! (what about Alen, Allan, or Allen)

    I don’t know the rest, other than Bob “I have a calendar for you” Kays (he is another great guy).

    See you in Dora!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Johnny V./John Vyverberg

    Ouch! I cringe when I see these steel hooks on newly chromed lifting rings!