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16 Hour Trip To Katz’s Recap
3AM and on the road with my best buddy Mr B. WECATCHEM has had a long overdo varnish need! Like her sides are almost gone. The sun reflections on her sides are intense. AND YES I have a cover and yes she sits in a boat house. But with COVID I have spent far far far more time out there running around, and she sits at the Railway. My Refresh internal clock was off. My bad. But thanks to the Katz’s marina gang, she will be all dolled up over the winter for her trip to Lake Dora.
Of course I had some fun with the camera.. Reedville to Lake Hopatcong takes about 7 hrs. The return trip was far longer hitting rush hr in DC.. UGH.. I HATE MARYLAND HIGHWAYS. 8 hrs! So if you do the math I spent about 45 minutes at Katzs. Never enough time to bask.
It’s that time of year. After removing all the hardware I took Tiger Lily up to Houghton Lake about three weeks ago for a varnish refresh. Dave and Scott at Marine Services Unlimited have been prepping and will start laying varnish in their clean room next week. She will come home in a few weeks for varnish cure over the winter in my barn. After I reinstall the trim in the Spring she will look great!
I was thinking it would be Baby Chick getting dropped off for the winter. Was hoping to see her fully restored at Dora. Maybe next year?
Took a road trip yesterday myself. Came back with a load of KL pistons.
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Before reading the caption my first thought was “Why does he have a truckload of cheddar blocks in there?”
I live in Wisconsin. A truck load of cheese or beer is not unusual. But the bag in the lower corner holds the good stuff!!
Jim, I hope you’ve been to Nueske’s world headquarters outside of Green Bay. May be better than an afternoon at Katz.
Jim, I live in Minneapolis but stopped by Wittenburg on my way to Door County earlier this summer. Bought two 5-pound bags of the “imperfects” and wish I had bought ten bags. Back there for a wedding in May and will right my wrongs!
My first thought was caramels… 😉
It’s in Wittenburg. This time of year is best. You can leave it in the back of the truck. Waiting for M-Fine to visit. Only get that way once a year. Good thing it comes in five pound bags.
For me varnishing is one of the most relaxing, Zen, things I can do, so taking boats to shops to have the varnish work done when one owns a barn or railway/marina/office is unfathomable.
I do understand that it is not everyone’s thing though so good call.
Yeah! Get a kick out of the guys that sit back and brag about their winters work.But we all know where they have been polishing.Polishing their butts in a recliner while the boat sits somewhere else.Me;I’ll be putting another coat of Sherman/Williams on “Chug” next spring.
Geez Jim, you have cornered the piston market…nice snag!
Going Boating and neat club workshop tomorrow here in ole va.
John in Va
You would never see me allowing anyone to put my boat in that rack system in the Talaria picture.
Uh, steel has been invented you know.
I know you know this, Matt, but your spiffy, safe, solid new trailer can’t hold a candle to your old one from an aesthetic standpoint. At least replace those wheels?
… our ‘Last Gasp’ here in Seattle on Tuesday. Hang on for a bumpy ride!!!
I wonder if the owner of Talaria got a discount on the renaming. After all, the last two letters of the names are the same.
Rest up today Matt. Hook to Baby Chic IV, and tow her up to Katz tomorrow. Have them both ready for Dora! Cool pictures.
Matt; 2 things: that has to be a photoshop sky at Katz’s, no way could NE look so warm in late Nov., and whats up with the boat hanging out over the rear end of the trailer? To cushion the blow of a rear-ender?
roadtrips are all about taking turns driving, glad mr b held up