A Perfect Day In Reedville Virginia
Having been to many shows over the past 9 years of doing Woody Boater has made me somewhat burned out on boat shows by this point in the summer. At least the boat part, the people part is always amazing and is the fuel that keeps me going. There are countless folks I see maybe once or twice a year around the country, and it feels like yesterday. Which is exactly how yesterday felt here in Reedville.
The show was around 40 small classic boats, many I had seen before, and some new ones. We had some great folks come up from North Carolina, down from Baltimore and over from Richmond and Fredericksburg. This years Reedville show might be one of the best we have had here in years. The weather was flawlss, and the food sold out around 3 and the beer just kept flowing. Boats got sold that were for sale and rides were taken, and given. And again, the people part did not disappoint.
We met a bunch of you Woody Boaters. Alot of you as a matter of fact. Who knew there were so many in our little corner of the world. Heck I even met folks I went to high school with and someone in my neighborhood in DC that also has moved here. Not to mention keeping up with folks I sadly only see at other shows. But always have fun! See. It was a perfect day! And ended with a great steak with my family and no long drive home.
The color of that Camaro: Perfect.
That 1968 Camaro is a rare breed.
Congratulations. You seem to have singlehandedly brought fishy old Reedville of yesteryear into the post-modern Woody Boater world.
Today the world, tomorrow Reedville! And trust me, I had little to do with it. Clif Aimes is the powerhouse behind all this. And the Reedville Fishermans museum staff. Not ACBS BTW.
Cliff did an Excellent job getting this show organized and some great boats (including mine 😉
Matt took some of us for a great ride in his perfect and sea kindly boat….
Truly, the finest Chris Craft I have even cruised in….and that includes a bunch.
thanks to all for a great day/time
John in Va.
Wish I could have been there! I love a road trip. I’d a peed on something! Maybe next year. My human said something about mowing the lawn.
Thanks Matt…..Dick (Clif’s gofer)
Any more pictures or details on the steam boat and/or Glen L?
The 24′ S/L Sunnybank was, in a sense, both the “oldest” and the “newest” participant in the Reedville Show. Completed at Rappahannock Boat Works in 2009, she represents a true example of a small commercial steam launch of the type used in coastal waters in the period c.1895 – 1910.
Designed for safe operation in open water, she is equipped with a two-cylinder (simple) engine and a condensing system. Her fuel and fresh water capacities permit a cruising range of six hours under normal operating conditions.
The hull is strip-planked cypress. Decks and other bright areas are mahogany (sustainably harvested). Boiler and engine were new; instruments and other accessories were from the period and reconditioned for service. Steam valves and fittings are all old-stock commercial grade – steam rated, of course.
R. Paul Carey, Reedville, VA
Thanks Paul, that would make a great story for w/b with pictures and video link steaming up. Thanks for responding.
Found an entry for that specific Glen-L in the builder galleries. Scroll down to the bottom of them for this one.
The Glen-L is our Monaco design and you can find info about it on our site here: https://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=240
I’m a Lyman guy but that Whirlwind is just COOL! Wait a minute, is that a Lyman windshield??
Thanks for highlighting my 1955 Wagemaker Wolverine! I met EricZ at Wings, Wheels & Keels, sweet boat. See ya next year 😉