The Mystery Red Stool!

The other day when we featured Troys stunning Chris Craft cruiser, I noticed a small detail in one of the photos. A small Red wood Standing stool next to the boat. Now, normal people wouldn’t notice that. buy I have super stupid powers. As in, I notice things that are stupid! So, please read on with that knowledge. And this does have some sort of point…ish.

Red Stool!

Close up of Troys Stool. NO PUN BTW!

Now, when we got WECATCHEM, there was also a little red stool. So, here is the strange question. Are these little red standing stools old ,and part of boating history? Red for safety?

Old photo of WECATCHEM in NH

Or as Troy said, I think I got it at Walmart. OH GOD!

The little red stool has been very helpful.

Or is it just a strange coincidence, and Troy forgot? Or is it just strange? Or am I just strange, and am seeing things in Stools. OK, wait, not a Pun, I am not a DR. Just a nut job that is trying to write stories about obscure things, that may not even be things. DAMMM it, I forgot my meds this morning again. That drive to Buffalo and back through New Jersey to DC last night was a little rough. Yes 1,100 miles in one day! comment freely today, I will be alseep! But we have some great stories ahead.

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

    It is no coincidence that two complete (and aging) weirdos would end up with the same stool from Walmart and then use it to get in and out of their money pits…I mean classic boats!

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Speeking of stool, I am at the Edgewater Marina in Cleveland. It is surrounded by the Northwest Ohio Regional Sewer District treatment plant. It smells like stool here!

  3. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    damn it….Staib beat me to the porta john pic

    Actually boarding steps (nay…stools) were quite common on the old cruisers and their docks. The one Matt has is likely not of the ancient nautical variety because the legs are long and flat on the bottom….too tippy on a dock or boat….now the one in the pic next to Troy’s classic….that one has the right legs….and I know legs and sterns and all those things.
    John in Va.

  4. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Wow, it looks like an authentic Algonac “Where it all Began” Chris Craft/Gar Wood St. Clair River watching and classic boat boarding stool. Is it autographed by Chris Smith?

  5. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Oddly enough when I am on my other cruiser I experience a white stool. (helps a guy with short little legs get up on that tall bed.

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