Terry Fiest sets sale for the parking lot
The Sunyland gang had a huge classic boat show this weekend at Ft Myers, along with an International ACBS board meeting. Sure that was the “official reason” but we all know what it really was. Showing off. Look at us here in Florida. Its 75 degrees and we have boats in the water. Look at me, I have to put on sun screen! Oh I need my sun glasses. Look a tshirt for sale that goes with my shorts. Its also a very clever way to let us all know that the huge Sunnyland show in Tavares is just two months. Thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Jim Morford and Terry Fiest for sending us in photos. No captions or text. You know what that means. We get to make up the captions.
Dang! Nice Cruisers Inc boat. Nice blue sky, nice palm trees.
Feathercraft. This one looks fantastic on that trailer, Perfect fenders.
Carter Craft. OK.. lets see, she does her own sewing, good cook, very sweet, pleasant disposition.
Great boat for the water. Asphalt?
Ya gots your skis, ladder, model, awards. She is loaded and ready to show. A little known fact, there is a Chris Craft kitchen sink in there as well. Really!
Very nice engine. Fantastic sticker
I love little details like this. Perfect
I have seen this boat in person and its stunning. Perfect low ID Number.
More of the hard top
Terry Fiests Stan Craft.
Simple and elegant
Nice Correct Craft..done correctly
All lot of sweat went into this correct craft..
Century- And its not blue.. AHHHHHHHH Stay tuned for the monday report on that
Cool Century Dash!
It’s a… $343,000! Holey SHIP! Thats 7 U22’s, WOW
Salty Dog is actually a very cool boat
Very cool Aristo – Craft
The perfect engine set up for the Aristo Craft
FIRE! Someone. Quick, FIRE!
Bad Ass sticker
The other side of the sticker
2 1/2 hp, That’s like 2 horses and a pony? Or two horses and one dead one cut in half? Pre Outboard years!
Down from Harsens Island Michigan
Sweet dash! You know you can find those wheels at Northwood Boatworks!
Glaspar. Cool helmet
Winner of the coolest owner name!
I wonder what blat this is and who owns it? Mmm, if only they would put a sign up.
Thats some nice wood
Nice and sunny and perfect!
Thanks Jim and Terry for the the great report from Florida.See you all in two months!
See you in 55 days!
75, sunny, with lake, and most of the boats are on trailers? Was the launch ramp closed?
M-fine – The show is held immediately adjacent to the Edison Ford museum complex, at a large restaurant called Pinchers, not at Lake Dora or other inland locales. There is a large parking lot but limited moorage, and it is also salt water. The salt water is main reason why the ratio of land display to water display is as it is.
Tornados went through the area on Friday morning, causing the ACBS meeting to move downstairs to a lower floor for a while, and it was a nasty storm. However, despite the intensity of the storm, boats moored for the show were perfectly protected in the excellent marina that is attached to Pinchers.
That makes sense. Salt water and tornadoes would be good reasons to not be out boating.
A few years ago we visited some of the ACBS boats on display with cars at that Edison / Ford waterfront complex.. I was wondering what docks were being used. Nice to see outboard boats on display . I use town 3 of the models pics. Green windshield Aristocraft, Polished FeatherCraft, and G-3 speedsters . Good turnout of the GLASSPAR club
Thanks for sharing all the great photos Jim & Terry. Oh, and thanks a lot for causing unbearable envy while I shiver in 17 degree weather here. We look forward to seeing you in March. Save some of that weather for us northerners.
Al- Now you know why we named it the Sunnyland chapter.
75 degrees and sunny?
Well, it’s Zero and sunny here in Wisconsin. And, I’m going to spend the afternoon with boats on trailers, too! At the Greater Milwaukee Boat Show.
75 degrees………..hmpf, sputter, ppsstt, ppsstt!
You had my attention with just the header….
-2* C and light snow just north of Toronto today.
It’s been 3 months since my Greavette went away and in about 3 months from now she’ll come out of hibernation. So, winter is half over!
Terry, looks like you are sporting an official Evangeline crew member shirt, good look.
Wow great post today. Always like to see pictures. Steve Hilpisch check out the decal on that engine. One for you to remake.
Great show! It was good to see Bay Horse originally from Harsens Island Michigan. Lots of great times were had around that boat. Can’t wait to launch Treasure Hunt.
Paul was right the weather was raw on both Friday morning and Saturday night. The weather was absolutely beautiful on Saturday for the show.
Here is a photo of my cousin home from the tornado that went through on Saturday night. Their home is located about 70 miles north of Fort Myers on Siesta Key. I am sure Matt knows where it is he was visiting that area during Christmas.
Good thing is that everyone made it through with minor scrapes. A couple down the rode was not so lucky in a mobile home two lost their lives.
Great report on a great event…..less than two (cold and snowy) months to Tavares!
John in Va.