https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/fr-smith-3_1024.jpg 280 440 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2015-11-19 06:01:172015-11-19 06:01:17Today We Celebrate Our Sleeping Beauties.
Today We Celebrate Our Sleeping Beauties.
As I walked away from my love last weekend, I realized that she was now not going to be my companion for a while. Going on afternoon cruises, escaping the pressures of a day to day job. So I turned around and just snapped these shots of her all covered up and ready to ride out a couple months before we start cleaning her up and prepping for Lake Dora.
I will be honest, its kinda nice, since I always want to go boating first, and so many other things, need to get done. Working on your Woody Boat can be sometimes more fun that running around in it. But for now and today, we celebrate the moment of beautiful slumber. Share your sleeping beauty shots today! I know you have them.
Sean Hawk, our 38′ Commander in her winter slip.
Must not be enough vertical clearance on this site for our boats 😉
Ha! Where is your port?
We keep her at the Appleton Yacht Club, and boat on Lake Winnebago, WI
Sea Hawk, not Sean Hawk. Damn auto-correct
Sea-J has been tucked in for about a month now… I just have to visit her one more time (now the other boats are packed in)before the white blanket comes. Lots planned for the spring so, here’s to an early start in 2016 🙂
not my woody, but here is my glass sailboat just from yesterday, i have to go back with a ladder and fix that line.
That could very well be the first sailboat on WoodyBoater. Never seen one here before.
No matter. Like Captain James T. Kirk, we’re attracted to everything!
While they are technically not sleeping the winter away, here are my girls in my new shop. The Lyman has some small projects scheduled for the winter and the Chris will begin a complete restoration. Working on them is fun too.
The Elgin kit boat rebuild project is still in the garage. Need to find time to get back on that and finish that one up. The Broadwater is still hibernating. Maybe 2016 it can come out and play. Too many boats, chores and projects, too little play time. Sigh…
Here is southeastern Wisconsin, the forecast for Friday and Saturday is snow. When it blows and snows — my shop (set way back from the road on a nice little twisty drive) becomes inaccessible. At least if you don’t have a big hunky 4WD – which I do not. So my full steam ahead-let’s get ‘er planked this winter mode may be heading for a big stop in the next 48 hours. Blahhhhhh….humbug!
Einter is a word I am not familiar with. Is that code for winter on the “East” Coast?
Tight fit, but all safe for the winter.
good timing, I just brought back the Coronado from the shop where I got some custom goodies installed to make my life easier. She is now tucked away in our side garage for the winter.
The little Lake N Sea is sitting in a nice heated building, back at the marina which we owned for 10 years.
She is in here resting for the winter with her friends at Katz’s Marina
Laminated up the port chine log last Friday and the starboard one Monday. Should have the bottom on by first of the year but y’all know retirement schedules.
I purchased a used trailer and modified it to fit my needs but in doing so I forgot one very important detail, would it fit through my shop door and as luck would have it it didn’t. So, it spent a short while under the carport, after a few modifications it is now safely stored in the shop. 😀
Sweet Mahogany is tucked in for winter and I have left her with a great bottle of Bourbon to keep her warm during the cold winter nights 🙂
SS in the garage for resto
Looks pretty just like that!
Chad, that is the cleanest garage I have ever seen!
In for layup a couple weeks ago
Here is the Coronado tucked into the side garage for the winter.
Don’t forget to brush / flush before you put er to bed !
The best place for a boat is a boathouse. In the Spring, I just hook up the battery, close the water chocks and back it out on the track system. I’ve also been known to walk down during the winter to have a pint with her. I call it a “mouse check.”
“Sindbad” in its winter nest – but always ready to go… 🙂
Thanks for the theme – I am having terrible withdrawals and now you have reminded me of that horrible day a few weeks back when everything was tucked away into the boathouse. I have been apologizing to my family for being such a grump that entire weekend ever since. It is always one of the worst weekends of the year.
Good news is that Spring is closer today than it was yesterday. Happy skiiing everyone.
My dad and Sikari. 🙂
Only 109 till we leave for Dora!
Willow tucked away for the storm that came through, but we have a few more weeks til low Winter tides.
Hate having to take out my moms ’49 resorter ! With each day, we are that much closer to spring though!
While Phil’s Wood is preparing for a long winters nap…
Ice Woody is be prepared for fun on the ice!!! Breakout the hot chocolate!