Take Time To Stop And Smell The Mothballs! And Then Buy Them!


This little sucker has it all, Decal, patina and fairly priced! Why did I not buy it. Dam. Darn second thinking. NEVER leave what you like on the table, you will regret it later. Like NOW!

Last night Texx sent me these reminder shots of when we were at beautiful Lake Arrowhead California. One of the parts of this cool show that I had completely forgotten about was the cool vendors and side show. It could have been called Woody Fest. With tons of cool Woody Cars and boats along the shore of the lake. But was and is always a fun is picking through what some of the vendors have brought to sell.

The “Kid” in full sell mode.

One of the coolest there is The Lake House on Lake Arrowhead. A cool antique dealer. Whats cool about them is that they get into it. big time, including dragging the kid into it. or maybe he is dragging the parents into it. As I recall the kid was on fire and moving the merch big time. When we showed up Texx and i fell in love with this cool little model of an old woody. When its 20 degrees outside and snow headed our way, it’s warm summer images like this that help the day go by.

What was I thinking. I should be looking at this memory on my mantle right now. Instead its in the arms of another


10 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    11 degrees F and 7 inches of snow on the ground at our home in Clarkston Mi. this morning. That model boat would be very comforting to look at right now. I wish we could get more vendors like that at our shows. They always tell us that boaters in our area already have such a collection of their own that they do not sell a lot. However, I think an item as unique as that boat would appeal to a lot of people. If there are any vendors out there that would like to attend our Michigan Chapter shows in 2013, please contact me.

  2. Alex
    Alex says:

    With “11 degrees F and 7 inches of snow on the ground,” I can think of plenty of models I’d prefer over a toy boat…

  3. Brian S
    Brian S says:

    Don’t kick yourself too much for passing on that toy boat – it’s missing its spring wound motor. It looks very much like the 20″ 1926 “Flying Yankee Motorboat” pictured on this excellent website devoted to Seaworthy Toy Boats.

    I have done a little research on this brand, being the proud owner of a totally original Seaworthy 36″ sailboat that resided in my mother-in-law’s basement from the time she won it in a contest sponsored by the Boston Globe in the late 1930’s until she gave it to me in the 1990’s.

    Cleaning it up is another project on my list of fun things to do some day. It’s important with these collectibles to leave as much original finish and detail as possible.

    Toy boats are a pretty low budget way to enjoy the wooden boat hobby.

  4. Alex
    Alex says:

    I think that spring wound motor might be in my boat, HAL. Texx can vouch that HAL also has a few natural lakewater “springs” of its own.

    • Texx
      Texx says:

      “Personal Flotation Device” and “Gas Mask” strongly recommended when cruising on board HAL …

      (If the word “cruising” is defined as being relaxing, insert the words “hanging on for dear life” above.

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