On Golden Creek. Forgotten Photos Of WECATCHEM’s First Family Cruise.

Kelsey, The Boatress and Ruby enjoy the sunset!

Last week was a bit nuts, and this weekend I had to work at the office. No woodyboating. But durring a break I was able to find some photos from the July 4th weekend of WECATCHEM and her first family run. Dang, that Katz’s Finish is stunning at sunset.

Reflection on reflection! On Mill Creek Reedville VA

The view through the windshield

Headed into the sun!

The Mako and Chris Craft

Cutting through the reflection

PERFECTION! It was a special spontaneous sunset ride that was flawless light. Dang, Flat water with sunlight dappling through the trees while small flies dance on the water!

Golden Retriever and Golden light. Scarlet loves a boat ride. 1970’s Mako

AHHHHHHHHH. I will go back to that in my mind this winter for sure.

Get out your cameras!

Thanks to Lynn Gulick and her camera and the my trusty iphone!

Then out to big water for a family portrait.

The other side of sunset

Family portrait from the portside. Its a Portsidetrait.

AHHHH! miles of smiles

The shot! Headed out into the Chesapeake Bay!

This could be a painting, and will be

Happy family from NYC

Me strangling Oreo.

Graves Chrome Dome!

Dogs and boats.

Back to the dock! What a ride!

Sitting on the dock of the bay. No really!It really  is.

A Huge thanks AGAIN! to the good folks at Katzs marina, Graves Plating, Kocian Instruments and VanNess Engineering. The amazing reflection of quality and being a joy to work with is even more clear on a sunset cruise.

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

    The boat looks amazing!

    So, is it me, or is there an extra head floating behind the boat passengers in the picture of Scarlet?

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    Hahahaha! That shot is as it is untouched. It’s Patrick at the helm. Behind the windshield

  3. Phillipp Jones
    Phillipp Jones says:

    No reports from the BIG SHOW in Muskoka this past weekend:(:(
    Heard there were seven or eight Shepherds there. Maybe next year:)

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      Someone had to have been there with a camera. Encourage them to send in some photos, with or without descriptions.

      • Matt
        Matt says:

        We have some stuff from Chris and are expecting more from YNOT, we also have a Sandpoint report

  4. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    Hmm…Why did I think this was going to be a story about Weecatchem’s first (ie original ownersl) family ?

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      I wish Wilson, I have tried and tried to the point of being a pain. Hopefully one day. They would be such a treasure!

  5. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Good to see you USING the boat. I, for one, would be so worried about putting a scratch on her that it would sit in my living room with drool marks all over it constantly wiping them off with a chamois.

  6. Randy
    Randy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Matt!!! But be careful, if your family gets any bigger you are going to need Evangeline, or a Martinique.

  7. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Gorgeous shots, Matt. If I was a better photographer I could’ve gotten similar shots of Rabbit last weekend and over the 4th. It’s been glorious here in Wisconsin/Minnesota cabin country. It’s hard to think of you locked in an office all weekend. But as an ad guy, I know that’s just how it goes and it’s what makes it possible to have these beautiful boats.

    The story on Evangeline yesterday got me thinking. That boat is in such a different league than my little Ensign -in fact, I think one leather seat in that magnificent craft is worth more than my entire boat- yet when people see my boat on the water, they don’t know that. To most people, any well restored woody is the most beautiful boat. Think about that…

  8. Charles J
    Charles J says:

    Saw WECATCHEM at the recent Lake Hopatcong show, just beautiful. But as Rabbit alluded to, even a litter preserved runabout like Sweet Mahogany gets a lot of thumbs up, pretty little boat like comments when I take her out. Nothing like a little wood grain and styles of yesteryear to captured the eye.

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