Getting Ready For Lake Dora On Lake Hopatcong. Swell Time!


Let’s go outside!

A true sign of the Lake Dora joy ahead is the fist water test at Katzs Marina. We invented a term for this last year. called “Swell Time”,  the first time in the water for the year. Of course this barrel does not need swelling with its new 5200 bottom.

Pushing perfection

This year the wonderful Rare Barrel Back that got a new bottom and finish all winter is going to make it to Lake Dora for all of us to drool over it. Only this year, please don’t drool, cough, sneeze, or maybe breathe around it. Cause this baby is SICK!  Sick as in cool, not sick as in sick. So it’s okay. Just bask in the varnish! Enjoy!

Come on baby


Orange, Brown interior, and one of a kind windshield

Oh ya


This could be the most beautiful Barrel Back out there. Perfection, rare, and restored by masters

Let’s get started! Woohooo… Crank it up!

15 replies
  1. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    She needs to be in my living room as a coffee table but not for setting drinks on, just to ogle. I hope Katz has crowd control stanchions set up around her at Tavares ’cause she’s too perfect to let anyone get finger prints on that beautiful varnish. No one with jewelry, belt buckles, or anything other than crushed velvet clothing need to approach this boat if it were mine.

  2. Old Salt
    Old Salt says:

    Magic! And i’m not just talking about the boat. Did anyone else notice the passenger in the back seat disappears in the video?

  3. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P ) says:

    What a Beautiful boat!! Barrelbacks are my favorite. Love the sound too. No snow or ice on Lake Hopatcong? Keep these cool boat stories coming.

  4. Shep on Lake Shafer IN.
    Shep on Lake Shafer IN. says:

    Awsome boat! Can’t wait to see her in Dora.
    I’m taking Mom’s Mink off the blocks in the garage tonight.
    Going to start getting her ready for the long trip to Tavares.
    Looking forward to seeing everyone , warm weather & woody Boating!

  5. mahoganymadness
    mahoganymadness says:

    Algonac is almost ready….I need a Burger a boat ride and a beer….not in that order then we arrive

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