Happy Spray Day!

Isn’t this fun?


Yesterday after a day on Zoom The Boatress and I had a much needed boat ride. And it was a tad windy. And choppy. And fun as hell. And so I decided today is SPRAY DAY! A day of fun splish splashing. And hopefully you have some as well. WOOOHOOOO. Throw your coffee on your face.. Okayokay.. Don’t do that.. Just read this in the shower. Phew.. That could have been a mess.

Seems to be a tradition. Back in 200? Lake Dora with Karen Harrison

Gar Wood in NY



Bak in the day with spray

WAKE jumping

Rogue Wake jump

lake Dora

Scarlet sure like chomping on some spray

Lake Arrowhead

Gone fish’n with Dave!

Wake cutting


Moonshiner hitting the water


Okay, now back to boats!

WOW. I think this is an old Steve Lapkin Photo from lake Tahoe

One of our first photos – lake Dora

Kent O. Smith nailed it

Don Ayers ! Oh boy

Tahoe spray day

2011 spray

Bob Kays captures some spray

Oh hell ya!

Spray and smoke Lake Dora, YNOT Photo

Sunrise spray

Dave Bortner and some Hacker Spray

Ice Spray

Oh boy spray

No spray is fun! Pickles doing her thing

Exhaust spray on Torch lake


Yesterday splash


22 replies
  1. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    The best is when it’s so calm & quiet, that you can hear the spray off your ski falling back into the water behind you. Unfortunately haven’t had one of those days for quite awhile.

  2. Miles Kapper
    Miles Kapper says:

    Great pics indeed! About halfway through them I started wondering, then started chuckling, and then I thought ‘hey, post what I’m wondering as question. This is the forum to do it! So what the hell here it goes… I am, as many know, a classic (40,s, 50’s, and 60’s) outboard runabout nut, mostly Thompsons. One of the options on those boats back then was windshield wipers, either electric motor powered or hand powered. I have a rather humorous image of someone hand cranking a windshield wiper in some of the above pictures while steering! It did get me thinking… Were wipers an option on the classic Chris Crafts, Centuries, Hackers, etc. of the day?

    • Chad
      Chad says:

      Hey Miles!

      CC used to put wipers on some of their skiffs, semi-enclosed, and cruisers obviously. My ’56 22′ Sea Skiff had one wiper on the skipper side. Pretty much useless as I never used my bimini top. It had only speed (fast), that just “slapped” the water back and forth across the windshield

      • Miles Kapper
        Miles Kapper says:


        Thanks for the windshield wiper insight! Didn’t know you had a Sea Skiff. Lyman had one that looked very much like that. I remember it well because it towed me once! That was a displacement hull. Is yours as well or does she get up on a plane?

  3. Marty Feletto
    Marty Feletto says:

    Matt – that is an older Steve Lapkin photo. That is me jumping the waves at Tahoe. I believe it was Don Ayers first Riva ride!

  4. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    Matt, Ronnie said thanks for the picture of us in our Lyman and NOT showing that picture 5 seconds later, as she took a spill off the engine hatch…

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