What Happens When Two Pin Up Models Crash A Classic Boat Show?

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Dennis Mykols Wonderful Lake and Sea Boat! That’s not Dennis by the way!

Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Dennis Mykols for sending us this fun story. Looks like some Pin Up babes showed up. “Boots” and “Ina” to be specific. Yes that’s their names. Now, ya gotta follow this. These photos were taken by Dennis on an iphone, of the photo shoot by Photographer Larry Morre who set up the shoot for himself with Boots and Ina. We will feature the real photos soon. Does this make sense? Who cares, We got Boots and Ina all over some cool Fiberclassics and it looks like it was a fun addition to a spontaneous regular event and certainly better than the owners photos. Phew.. Good move Dennis.  Take it away Dennis.

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The gang all set up to meet.


by Captain Dennis Mykols

Sometimes the best memories come when you least expect it. One of my friends who owns a couple of early Fiber Classic runabouts came up with this idea of getting a bunch of local guys together that have small classic wood and fiberglass boats to hold a “cruise-in with our boats , much like the classic car guys do each week. You know the drill, pull into a parking lot with your classic car, sit around, meet up with old friends, and check out the rides that showed up that night.

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We placed her here in the story to keep you reading! Thats it. No need for a reference.

Well, we thought why not do that with our Classic boats? And if you have a Classic tow vehicle, all the better, a “wheels and keels” sort of thing. So after putting out notices on social media about this idea, the first cruise-in was held at a local “DNR boat ramp”, and nine boats showed up, where we talked boats and cars over a few brewskis.
A couple of us even splashed our boats and went for a short run up the river.

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Nothing brings out the babes like a parking lot!

Well, we thought it would be cool to bring our Classic Boats hitched up behind our Classic Cars, and show up as a group, at one of the several weekly cruise in’s we have around the area. We pick a Wednesday night cruise-in over on Muskegon Lake, which is held near a boat ramp. Four of us made it this time.
From the minute we pulled in, and tried to set up our display boards, chairs, coolers, etc, we got mobbed by fellow car guys, and folks just visiting the restaurant and ice cream shop on site. It was great to hear all the questions from “non boaters” and talk about when “Daddy had one…”

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I love your outboard more than your T bird.

It turned out that there was a professional photographer Larry Morre, taking classic car photos for a charity calendar that night, AND he had a couple of 50’s styled “pin up girls” with him, to add color and flavor. Well, he went nuts when he saw us pull in and insisted we take time to pull our rigs over by the sea wall and let him do a photo shoot.

I don’t know what sort of boat this is, and honestly, do we care?

Now we had planned on eating dinner before we splashed our boats to go for a sunset cruise out to Lake Michigan, but, hey, he had “Pin Up” girls wanting to crawl all over our boats. We agreed we all needed to lose some weight, so the heck with pizza. We pulled three boats over to the far side of the parking lot near the lake, so we would have a good backdrop, for the photo shoot.

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Nothing says sexism like a pin up in a boat with guys and cameras..then sending them to a web site and us posting them, and then you commenting on them.. And saying were sorry to bitter woman who are offended. Seems like everyone is at fault here!

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See, even Pin Up babes take pictures of Pin up babes. Don’t complain or I will show more parking lot photos!

The photographer let us snap away over his shoulder with our little cell phone cameras, as he went to work. An hour later we were done, and we splashed our boats to go “cool off”, if you know what I mean…

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Really! An Hr… I am surprised it wasn’t 5 minutes and a lot of apologies.

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Maybe its my age, but all I noticed was Craiger’s on a trailer is a cool idea..

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Nice sun set! OK, maybe crude. OK, is crude. Can we just have one day were we can ogle. We can do Hunka Hunka day again. Click here for a reminder.

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Love the red hair and red boat match. That’s Oil and Gas you just stepped in Darla! Sorry


Thanks for visiting! And thanks for having fun today!

27 replies
  1. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Assuming this is Ina in the header shot, since she is not wearing boots.

    One of the things I like the best about this shot is the dirty feet. Thanks for not photoshopping that out!

    GREAT story! Thanks Matt!

  2. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    Thanks Matt for sharing our little impromptu photo shoot. That is “BOOTS” in the header by the way, we needed they shoeless while climbing all over the boats. By the way, it took me another hour after the soot, to wipe off all the finger prints and butt marks off my Lake N’ Sea, not complaining, just sayin…

  3. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    “took me another hour after the shoot, to wipe off all the finger prints and butt marks off my Lake N’ Sea”

    The view from bilge never had this sort of hazardous job. I gotta get topsides more often.

  4. Ronnie Mykols
    Ronnie Mykols says:

    Dennis came home that night grinning ear to ear. The 1st comment out of his mouth was “They were Professional Models, that’s all I’m sayin…” and proceeded to hand over his cell phone for me to look at the pictures! LOL

  5. Keith Colonna
    Keith Colonna says:

    It is inspiring to see that young people are interested in these fiberglassics in the same spirit in which they were designed and promoted. And I am reminded that I’ve got a dozen or so of these boats needing new homes. Check my ACBS directory listing.

  6. Grant Stanfield
    Grant Stanfield says:

    That ‘Leak n’ Sink’ is a gorgeous and important side-note in Chris-Craft history…and she will no doubt benefit from the extra buoyancy provided by Boots and Ina…thanks, gals!

    Also sending out some love for that crazy-as-hell Bunkie Knutson T-Bird tow vehicle!

    • Dennis Mykols
      Dennis Mykols says:

      Thanks, for the kind comments Grant. Of all the T Birds, I just love the style on the front end of these “Glamour Birds”…

  7. Brian F.
    Brian F. says:

    Way to go Dennis and crew!! We had similar fortune last year at our LaConner Classic Car and Boat Show when a few beautiful young ladies came thru in 50’s swimsuits, one was even color matched to my ’69 Cavalier Ski Boat!!
    Side note, that Thunderbird, is that a ’66 or ’67 Landau two-door? My first car was a ’67 I restored!!

    • Brian F.
      Brian F. says:

      I just saw Dennis’ last comment… Clearly that is a 70’s era bird with the BIG nosed grill…

      • Dennis Mykols
        Dennis Mykols says:

        Yes, Brian, the Bird is a 1971 2 Door Landau, the last of the AKA “Glamour Birds. The Bird is “For Sale” by the way…

    • Carl Garmhaus
      Carl Garmhaus says:

      I think it is a 69. I had a 67 with the suicide doors. It was a boat! (no pun intended)

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