Summer Loving Had Me A Blast!

Oh ya!

This week, I am going to try and work from home, and so it allows me to commit some extra time to joy of boating. As in, I can justify getting the boats in the water, which of course is never really that simple. Stinky has been sitting patiently all winter waiting for a ride, so I was happy to oblige.

After an oil change, and some tweaking, she started right up. Jimmy helped by adjusting the rudder, which was leaking, and now not! That simple.

The best part, was the Boatress was so desperate for any kind of boat ride, she agreed on a ride in Stinky. Ya? It shocked me as well.

mmmmm, will this work?

Oh ya. Rumble Rumble

The Boatress was ready

There is a process to this. Lift off, I go to the other dock, makes it easier to climb in

Picked up and ready to rumble – what could possibly go wrong? mmmm, well I have a list!

Lets go!

Her new ish engine runs perfectly. We have been having some carb issues, but not on this trip.

Just fun, fun and more fun

A huge thanks to Jimmy and Lynn for capturing this moment. They went out as well on the Regulator, which is a true BEAST!

The Boatress was holding on to anything that wouldnt break! As in me!

Stinky cranked like a champ, knowing she had this one chance to prove herself to the Boatress


According to Jimmy boat, she is doing around 30. Which is more than fast enough. 2700 RPM

What fun

We had a fun moment of just turning around while Lynn captured it all

What a fun boat!

And just one more turn. The Boatress started laughing, or screaming, or yelling.


And then it happened. The photo of all photos for me. Maybe none of you. But to me, this is now one of my favorite photos ever.

32 years of love, joy and happiness. As nuts as I am, she gets me, and best of all, I get her.. The Boatress, not Stinky. I still don’t understand Stinky.

And on our way home. A two hour un eventful run.

That is one large stack.

Back home

Back to the lift

There are special moments like this that erase all the pain, and work. A very thanks again to Lynn for the photos. Funny thing, that it’s very rare for me to have photos like this.

This will be a print in my office very soon!

17 replies
  1. Wiseboater
    Wiseboater says:

    Pure joy! This is why I am a WoodyBoater. Thank you for sharing your boats and your life with us. It truly makes each day better.
    Work from home more often!

  2. Hugger69
    Hugger69 says:

    That’s a real cool series of shots, love them! 😀
    …but Matt, don´t you guys over there use life jackets or was it because of the photoshoot? 😉

  3. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Fantastic photos! Obviously a wonderful boat ride. Looks like working from home agrees with you.

  4. Mark in da U P
    Mark in da U P says:

    Great pics👍 That’s what I’m going to do today. Get out there! You have inspired me.

  5. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    You inspire all of us to just get out there and “Make some Wake”.
    We plan to take out the Coronado a couple of times this week with my Grand Daughters. With the rainy spring, we have had little chance to use her.
    I can not believe summer is 1/3 over already!

  6. Royce A. Humphreys
    Royce A. Humphreys says:

    That is one great set of pictures that makes me smile! Love seeing you both in your glory!

  7. Todd C
    Todd C says:

    When it all works – it is like crack and we are addicted just like that. Makes of for the trials we sometimes face hoping for another great outing. Thanks for sharing – super cool on all fronts.

  8. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Just getting a chance to see this again on the big screen, the iPhone pictures just don’t do it justice and the option to click on view image and expand it with your quality on the desktop is a great option. If you could have only unwrapped that stern flag, ya, I’m OCD too. THe Boatress looks like she’s hanging on for dear life, but enjoying it with a smile. Awesome day, much bettter than mine finding water in 4 out of 8 cylinders on my barn find or I should say Marketplace find ’75 Century, ugh

  9. Duster
    Duster says:

    Likewise Floyd. Im just looking at these on a big screen. Sensational pictures of a sensational couple. Stinky looks super cool cutting a path through the water. Happy days you two.

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