Did Ya Ever Have One Of Those Perfect Days?
This weekend was one of those times that everything came together. All the mulching has been done, the weather was great, a light breeze no humidity and two perfect woody boats ready to go. And so go they did. We arrived in Reedville around 9AM and by 10 were out woody boating.. First we had to take a look at a new potential big Woody Work Boat for the boatress who likes to work her boats..
She is a huge fisherwoman, and well.. A nice wood deadrise seems like an interesting option.. Built in 2002, 350 engine, brite work.. Fantastic price and ready to go.. We will see.. Right after that we all piled into Jimmys two speed boats.. A nice Riviera and a 1932 Runabout..
Although this one has a nice 350 in it.. YEEEEEYow! That sucker flies.. But to be honest, The boatress and I were having so much fun, I forgot to take a ton of photos.. Like a kinda day off. Amazing! Did you have a perfect day this weekend? Share it with us all.. With all the cool shows going on, and wonderful start of summer this weekend could have been it for you?
Looks like a perfect day indeed. Can OYSTER CRACKER crack coconuts?
We also had a GREAT weekend in the ANE!
Got some Glass in Saturday in time to make it to the Down East Yacht Club launch party, than over to Boothbay Harbor for dinner at McSeagulls, and back home to rest in the boat tied up to the dock and take a selfie.
Thoght at first you’d be talking about the big weekend at Lake Chatuge…Wonder what all hapened there.
As an aside…Bet Pete DeVito was happy to see his boat on the cover of both The Brass Bell and the Sheerline…both of which arrived in my mailbox over the past weekend.
Just got back from the Lake Chatuge event, 15 hr drive, at 9 pm Sunday night, and well worth it. Another great ACBS Chapter of fun lovin, laid back, group of boaters. “Lyman Tyme” even brought home a neat trophy for longest distance award.
All the years visiting the Smoky Mountians, I never thought I would Cruise on my own boat there and enjoy the Mountains.
“Give a man a fish, feed one man. Give a woman a fishing boat…” you fill in the blank, lol.
Looks like a great little tidal beach for a picnic. But low humidity on the southern coast?? What’s that, below 95%?
HA, yes! It was very very nice, maybe the last day of the summer that way.. The area has a bunch of these small little coves.. Most of the area is also about 3 ft deep and at low tide a paradise for running around and playing in the water.
For Wilson (and others), I’m sure Matt/Texx et al are reviewing many great shots submitted by Kentucky Wonder with whom I had a great time meeting and sharing thoughts on the future and current status of ACBS and boating. There were so many little stories that make up a show, especially one this great and hats off to Blue Ridge Chapter and Jerri Nowlen and Terry Harbin and I’m sure there are ppl I’m leaving out that helped.
Only one story that I have time to relate was the “shoot out” between 2 friends of mine, Bill Lovejoy with his 13 1/2 ft Old Town skiff and Bart’s 15 ft Lyman, both with same 25 hp Johnson and both 1954 models. Seems the slightly lighter, shorter Old Town just squeezed out a win over Bart’s Lyman. I don’t think this challenge is over though. Heard Bart mutter something about coating bottom with racing graphite paint, lol.
It was nice sharing a slip with over the weekend. We look forward to cruising with you in Northern Michigan later this Summer.
by the way, place your “cursor” over picture and right click your mouse to view much larger picture if you don’t already know.
Had a great time in NC/GA with Floyd R, Dennis Mykols and the rest of the WoodyBoaters! Dennis was a perfect slipmate, hardly ever becoming alarmed when our lack of skills backing a boat into a slip became apparent. Wish weekends like that lasted longer!!!
It was a great boating weekend up in the Pacific Northwest! We got to take the boat out 3 days in a row!! I have already burned 2 tanks worth of gas and it’s only June!!
Saturday was a new adventure as we had two toddlers (22 & 23 months old) on board… It’s never to early to start classic boating!!!
I’m seeing a bilge full of soggy pita chips and toys in your future.
Haha! I vacuumed about a pound of wet pita chips and popcorn last night… The situation was made worse by a shaft log that dried out over the winter. Not only did I have food and toys in the bilge but I also discovered about 25 gallons of water!! Thankfully the ol’ girl is entirely fiberglass and doesn’t mind being a little wet…
Cute toddlers Brian and fond memories they’ll have.
I replaced the head gasket on my lawn mower, ran great for two minutes and then the rocker nut for the exhaust valve split in half and she died once again (thank you Briggs and Stratton for such quality in design). Getting quotes on goats and residential astro turf in search of a long term solution.
Got the Penn Yan scrubbed and vacuumed using child labor, new battery and fresh oil tonight and she will be ready for launch later this week. Finally!!!
and I thought Honda mowers were the only overpriced and engineered for obsolescence yard machinery manufactured. Utilize that child labor now before they get so big and “intelligent” that they outsmart your chore list by either doing such shoddy work you don’t want to use them in the future or they zing you for so much cash you wish you outsourced to a “dealer” with cheaper rates.
The mower (John Deere) has been great compared to the Craftsman it replaced… Other than the Briggs and Stratton engine they used. The head gasket is unsupported and goes every two years and parts like the rocker nut look like they were metal injection molded out of recycled beer cans or whatever cheap garbage they could find.
My craftsman had a Kohler engine that never needed anything but oil changes and new filters, but the rest of the mower was junk. Should have put that engine on the Deere.
please don’t put a bilge pump fitting in the hullsides, tig a fitting into the copper exhaust pipe and run it out the pipe.
for us last weekend was the perfect beginning of summer great boat rides in warm air and dead flat waters. the weekend ended with a sunset cruise with my boatress. she took this photo. just so as your not thinking i have started calling the boat my boatress. She ran great, the boat, she started to run a little rough and was going to take her home. but i fiddled with the carb and tuns out the high speed jet was a little to far in. that little turn made her run perfect. I should have turned that magic screw last year. dam, I though i needed a carb rebuild so never touched it.
I hung out with a few of my friends; nothing too out of the ordinary for a weekend. Since the ladies did not all fit on my woody, we had to tie up to a friends glass boat. Plus the girls needed the head. So boring during the weekend in Annapolis….