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2008 Whitefish Chain Antique & Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous in Cross Lake, Minnesota.Boat Shows, Destinations
Thanks to Randy Ruttger we have some great photos of the 2008 Whitefish Chain Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendezvous in Cross Lake, Minnesota. There is even a link if you want more. http://www.pbase.com/rruttger/whitefish_boat_rendezvous_2008…
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1000 Miles. 1000 Islands. 1000 Smiles!Boat Shows, Destinations
Just came from the chiropractor. mmmm something about 26 hrs in a car in three days.. blah, blah.. I ate mostly Wendy's frosties. Dang that sugar can keep you going for a while. The show was worth it. The most interesting thing is that there…
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Late Afternoon Strom Puts Short Damper On Show.Boat Shows, Destinations
What an intense sky. Looming over as the auction was going on. But once over, things were very nice again. In fact with no crowd it was nice to walk around and talk. The general feel this year is, not much of a flea market, smaller crowds, steals…
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Live From Clayton. Auction Under Way. Deals… Steals Underway.Boat Shows, Destinations
Holey cow, some folks are getting sweetheart deals. Turn out much less feeling than most years. Lots of boats for sale. Small flea market. BUT, very nice boats in the show and auction.
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Live From The Clayton NY ACBS Boat Show.. WOW!Boat Shows, Destinations
Worth every second of driving hell. There are some breath taking boats here. On top of that is the killer setting. But enough talk, you want shots...
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16 Hours Of Driving. We Made It?Boat Shows, Destinations
Up at 7 AM to Richmond, 2 hr drive. Return to DC 4 hrs, bad traffic, then on the road to Clayton. Normally a 8 hr drive. 10 hrs. Traffic and construction. Its 130 AM and I am here. wired from the drive and ready to go see some boats. BUT DANG!…
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Off To The Thousand Islands. Woohooo!Boat Shows, Destinations
We are off to the big show. BUT. First a meeting in Richmond. 2 hr the wrong direction, then on the road for a 9 hr drive. Just me, and my XM radio. Thank god. But for this show and the pals all going, it's worth it. We will be doing live postings…
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So What If You Could Go back In Time?Art, Boat Babes, Boat Shows
Now you can , and have photo proof of it. It's one thing to be out on your 1941 Chris Craft taking a break from all the crap out there. Cruising around with your best gal. But now with the help of photo shop, you can have proof of your time…
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Two Big Antique & Classic Boat Shows Only Days Away. Are You On Your Way?Boat Shows, Destinations
Are you ready, have you got out the Murphy's Oil yet? This weekend is the big Thousand Island Boat show in Clayton, and next week is the big Tahoe Show. If you are a true nut. You can do both. mmmmm It could be done and you may be the only one…
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Leaving For Home From Lake George, And I Swear I Am Being Followed!Boat Shows, Destinations
On the way home from Quimby's we stopped in Lake George for the day between 7 hr drives to Virginia. What a day. The weather was perfect and so were the crowds. Thank god for $4 gas. Lake George is one of the woody boat centers of the universe.…
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Charlotte Antique & Classic Boat Show. mmmm BBQ.Boat Shows, Destinations
September 5-7th on beautiful Lake Norman, The jewel of NC. Classic Boating is coming to this show, Dale Ernhardts Trophy Boat will be on display...the whole deal. The Blue Ridge Chapter is a great group of folks and has been doing this show…
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With A Thousand Islands, There Has To Be A Dock .Boat Shows, Destinations, Rant
Woohooo. Clayton is just two weeks away, Got the Barrel Back all spiffed up to go woody boating. But ..Dang. No dock space. If you sign up for the show your boat is held hostage, rightfully so I might ad. Folks pay to see the boats, so there…
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Smith Mountain Lake.The Tahoe Of The East.Boat Shows, Destinations
Woody Boater is booked and ready to go. Sept 19th. This is a beautiful setting here in Virginia for your Woody Boat. Mountains, A Lake, the name Smith...What more do you need? How bout some great folks with southern hospitality. And Bingo. You…
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23 Days Til Clayton.Boat Shows, Destinations
Man, how time flies. 3 weeks til the big one in the Thousand Islands. This is a must go on the east coast. You won't be sorry. Well worth the price of gas. Woohooo.
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Woody Heaven – Mystic Seaport, CTBoat Shows, Destinations
Nan, 46' classic yacht, built by Dawn Boat Yard in Long Island, NYHigh Tea, 58' Ditchburn commuter 1929Reporting from The 17th Annual Wooden Boat Show, Mystic Seaport, CT, June 27th - 29th.Wow, what a venue for a wooden boat show!We arrived…
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Big Or Small, The St.Michael's Antique & Classic Boat Show Is The Place To Be!Boat Shows, Destinations
This show for the size is about the most eclectic boat show around. From 100pt show boats to Head Gaskets. This shows got it. One of the more fun things is the unified starting of engines. And this year had it's contrasts. The whopper being…
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Live From St Michaels Antique & Classic Boat ShowBoat Shows, Destinations
Sorry for the delay in posting. The show is fantastic. Every time I would go to do a posting something new would happen. This show is jam packed with fun things to do and see.The crowd size was a tad down from apearences from the previous years,…
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Lake Arrowhead Show. This Weekend. Be There, Or Be Square.Boat Shows, Destinations
This is a great show in a great setting. The folks out in California have very high standards and the bucks to back them up. This and the Lake Tahoe show on August 7th are proof of that. So if your close by, like in Nebraska or some place like…
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Mother Nature Was Not A Woody Boater This Weekend.Boat Shows
Without a doubt one of the strangest weekends this year. Off to a great auction with the promise of a barn find classic boat to be auctioned off. I am getting a Cobra for 100 bucks because no one will know what it is.. That's the dream. The…
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Off To The Boat Auction.Boat Shows, Destinations
We are off to a boat auction at Yankee Point marina. Word has it there is a fresh barn find Ventinor. My guess is that it's a utility and I am going to be be bummed because they are going to think its some sort of family treasure. But then again?…
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Destination of the WeekBoat Shows, Destinations
I know, we’ve talked about this place before but it’s worthy of a short repeat. It’s a grand destination for the woody boater and the dates are coming up quickly. Therefore, St. Michaels, Maryland is our Destination of the Week. Why?…
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Woody Boater Of The Month. Al Benton.Boat Shows, Woody Boaters
We're would the online Classic boat community be with out Al Benton? Well... up a creek with out knowing what paddle you need...I first met Al the way most folks have, on-line on the Boat Buzz. The Chris Craft Antique Boat Clubs Forum. Whenever…
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Woody Boater Destination of the WeekBoat Shows, Destinations
Next week we’re going to visit a place that has so much water they have to count the land mass by the number of islands they have. So this week it may be appropriate to visit a place with the opposite problem. Problem??? Not if you have a…
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One Week Since Lake Dora, And Sylvia Is Going Through Puberty.Boat Shows, Destinations, Restorations
One week to the day, Lake Dora is just a wonderful memory. And as predicted and expected, bungs and seams are moving. As much as I knew though, it's still painful to see. Countless folks have warned me. "Wait 3 months, you'll want to die". …
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15hrs Later Sylvia Is Home.Boat Shows
4:30 AM, Reedville VA, We are home. The drive from hell. I now know were every pot hole is on 95. Even though the average speed was 35 mph. The good news is we are home, the bad news is we are all asleepzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....
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So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Gooooodbye. Lake DoraBoat Shows, Destinations
Best show ever! Its that plain and simple. Was it the location, yes, was it the boats? yes, was it the weather? yes. Was it the volunteers? Absolutely yes. The Sunnyland chapter of the ACBS really knows how to do this. 6 months and years of…
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Lets See Lake Dora From..The Lake.Boat Shows, Destinations
Thanks to Pete Devito from the Sunnyland ACBS Chapter and Chris Craft club we were able to go out in the Lake in Knotty 48, Pete's 1948 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout. What a great way and fantastic day to to see the sites. For those of you in…
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Lake Dora Update. Joe Martell Fan Club Meets.Boat Shows, Destinations
Great day. The first Annual Joe Martell Fan Club meets at the Chris Craft tent. All kidding aside. The first gathering of the Chris Craft club made a spontaneous 2 pm meeting, with Chris Smith and other family members. Woody Boater was there…
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Chris Smith Signs Sylvia!Art, Boat Shows, Restorations, Woody Boaters
What a day. Chris Smith, Grandson of Chris Smith the father of Chris Craft, came by and we had a great conversation, he officially christened Sylvia with his touch and signature on the dash. What a great way to re introduce Sylvia to the world.…
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More From Dora, Woody Boater Breaks Record Viewers,more to come stay tuned…Boat Shows, Destinations
This is the big day. Lots of cool stuff. I will try and post three times today. Post comments if there is anything you would like to see, I will try and make this work. We also hit almost double the viewers yesterday than last week. Sylvia…
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Just In From Lake Dora. Unbelievable Riva!Boat Shows, Destinations
4 pm Friday. show stopper. Riva Aquarama 125. Wow wow wow.. What a great show... No Joe Martell sightings...yet!
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Lake Dora Update. Show Is Getting Bigger.Boat Shows, Destinations
Thank god I have a small laptop, there is very little room left. Here are some more great shots.
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We Are Here! Lake Dora Show Is Already A Winner!Boat Shows, Destinations
We made it all in one piece. The new location is amazing. Wider lake views. Amazing boats. The Chris Craft tent this year is over the top big time. 4 Cobras and A Barrel Back. The site of Classic Jersey Skiffs ripping through the air is amazing…
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Classic Boating – Destination of the WeekBoat Shows, Destinations
Today we’ll take a look at another destination that has been noted as waterless. We’ll take a peek at West Virginia and see what we can find. West Virginia offers some of the best white water streams and rivers in the world that may…
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We Are Off TO FLA!Boat Shows, Destinations
Sylvia is out of her home, on the trailer and ready to go. The whole crew is very happy to be done for sure. Here is a shot of the crew as we get ready to leave, all with there new Woody Boater uniforms.. Wooohooo. Off to FLA.
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3 Days Til Mt Dora. And I Have The Wrong Step Pads. Thats It! I Quit!Boat Shows, Destinations
What an amazing journey, over 2500 hrs 40 folks helping. From almost every state in the union. And we are almost complete. The fellow that started the wiring showed up like the lone ranger to a huge cheer. And is finishing the wiring today.…
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Woody Boater Destination of the WeekBoat Shows, Destinations
This event is not just a destination but a true adventure for the Woody Boater. It’s for you and your woody boat, not exactly an event planned for spectators. It will be held at one of the most beautiful locations for enjoying your classic…
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Lake County Florida, Classic Boating – Destination of the MonthBoat Shows, Destinations, Woody Boaters
Lake County in Central Florida is a treasure of fresh water lakes and rivers that is often overlooked as a destination for Florida visitors. With more than 1,000 lakes and rivers it truly is a water wonderland and a perfect destination…