Bass Lake California Has Water – Just Add Woody Boats, And Fun Happens!

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The Joy of Bass Lake! – Joy (the boat) is a 1946 17′ Century Resorter that brought Best Utility recognition to owners Cody & Joy (the person) Taylor.

Thanks for this Late Liveish report from Rob & Maggi Cassell from the Bass Lake Event. Woohoo More Counter Clockwise Boating!

The Northern and Southern California ACBS clubs met for our annual cross-over episode event in Bass Lake, California, with more than 30 classics in attendance. Although California is still in a major drought, the lake is full for the first time in several years!

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The traditional Friday night hot dog cookout at Millers Landing was a fun time, with members loading up tables with their home made side dishes and desserts, and eating and chatting on the lawn.

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Saturday brought partly cloudy skies and cool breezes, plenty of opportunity for speed runs after the mid-day parade, capped off with a lovely dinner and the chance for a cocktail cruise afterwards.

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Reina!

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For the second time in its current era, Dave Anderson and John Maddox brought out their 1928 Dolphin II Hacker Craft, Reina. 28 feet, three cockpits, and a 200 HP 780 cubic inch Sterling Petrel engine make giving folks rides, eight at a time (plus driver) an easy task.

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Reina went on to bring home Best Runabout and Skippers’ Choice. Rick & Annie Hill’s 1941 17′ Chris Craft Deluxe, Tumblehome won Best Restoration.

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Hidee ho!

People’s choice went to Dirk & Linda Reed for their 1969 20′ Riva Super Florida, Amore. Jeff Rains is Most Original with his 1955 16′ Mercury Sabre, Damn Straight.

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Damn Straight

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Riva fun.. Dont text and ride! You’ll miss the fun!

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Poker Run!

Many thanks to Bobby Gaestel & Teri Parker and their legions of minions for making this such a fun event! And, if you’ve never participated in a legendary Chuck Kelley Sunday Morning Poker Run, you might want to start making plans for May 2017 now.

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Thanks to our West coast pals for sharing the joys of Bass Lake!

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

    I love these kind of stories!

    There always seems to be some sort of teaser somewhere. Any more pictures of that Owens? That thing looks insane.

    • Pete Kerrigan
      Pete Kerrigan says:

      As skipper, restorer and chief bottle washer of the 1958 19′ Owens I enjoy sharing pic’s with any and all . Here’s a couple.

      • John Knosp
        John Knosp says:

        My Dad had a 19’Owens with a Fiberglass top and V-8 but it was plywood. Probably 1960. Very fast boat. Don’t see many Owens in Woody World. Looks Great

        • Pete Kerrigan
          Pete Kerrigan says:

          This is interior and engine pic from last year’s Concourse de Elegance at Lake Tahoe, my wife did all the tuck n roll ! And yes she is very fast boat

  2. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    After looking at the background scenery, and all the ways these folks USE their boat during ONE event, is amazing. Add to that, my first trip ever to Seattle a couple of weekends ago to be in and view first hand, the “Opening Day” parade event, I now have a new appreciation for the folks on the West Coast. They know how to boat, and enjoy their toys.

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