Classic Boat Art For Christmas.

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Vintage Life Jacket gift from the boatress

We have never spent a Christmas in a warm area, but this year we enjoyed a wonderful walk on the beach on longboat Key and just basked in the 85 degree warmth. Christmas felt like it was a million months away. And I suppose today, the day after Christmas it is. The boatress and I had a deal. NO GIFTS!

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A warm summer/summer/winter? walk on the beach

The Florida trip was our gift to each other. But she had found these wonderful still in there original wrappers Vintage late 60’s life jackets. Early 70’s?

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Still in the wrapper. Made in Richmond VA

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Get your groove on!

Either way, these bad boys are cool, and still have their original price tag. 1.99

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Also my son made a fun work of art of the the Woody Boater life. His style of art is the hot deal these days. Like a Tattoo thing, All the objects tell a story.

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The Woody Boater life as art

Pirate bird

The little bird in the header is a one legged sea gull ish thing, we saw hip hopping around on one leg by himself. And now he is our “Pirate Bird” header! Enjoy the fame Pirate Bird.

13 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    What is the meaning of the lightning bolt? I usually try to avoid those when boating.

    Those life jackets definitely don’t go with Wecatchem. I guess you are going to need another boat.

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    I have no idea what that lighting bolt means? Ha! It’s art and adds drama? The Internet? And yes we always need another boat. Maybe a fun late 60s something?

  3. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    You definitely need a fun and colorful late 60’s boat. I am thinking that is what the Boatress was trying to tell you when she gave you the life jackets.

  4. D.Thomas Engel
    D.Thomas Engel says:

    Nothing better than SWFL for Christmas, 86 and sunny. Sunsets are great and the beer is cold! Picture is at Bonita Beach. Fl.

  5. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    I understand why the boatress couldn’t pass up the life jackets, they are very cool vintage! Did I see a WOOHOO! penant in the lifestyle art? Great idea! It could be made as a giant stern Riva like flag or a bow pennant!

  6. Mark Houseman
    Mark Houseman says:

    In Jacksonville for Christmas and 85 degrees here. Found this cool Chris Craft banner from a local “out of business” dealer. Will be on ebay shortly……

  7. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    You sure that is a one legged bird…Never understood why but the the shorebirds up in N. Florida tend to stand on one leg. The Longboat Key beach looks just like I remember it…We watched some off shore races from there several years ago. Wonder if you’ll get to go “shelling” at nearby Sanibel Island or get as far South as Marco Island ? Or will you head East for the Boathouse at Disney and a visit with Terry Fiest?…So much to do…so little time.

  8. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Most people stuff the life jackets under the seats or in a bag/container never to be seen, but these will need to be displayed prominently to be enjoyed. Did you brave the water????

  9. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Great LJ’s – Too bad I didn’t have something like that at the Tollycraft Rendezvous a couple years ago… 🙂

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