Stalker Style Text Message Show Report From Minocqua Wi.

I’ll take it?

Yesterday I got this text.“Today the boat show is at The Boathouse in Minocqua Wi . Minocqua the island city playground of the rich and famous. Many pictures to follow.” Now on my text I dont have names. I know it’s a setting. But is just the way it is. I have enough setting issues.

Dream scene. You know thats a good cold beer and some chedder somethings here

There is still room on the ceiling for more

This is what all 12 steppers dream of

Oh hell ya.

Anyway, as I was doing more work at HQ the text messages started flowing in. Like the kid on a group text. It felt like I had a vibrator in my pocket……. INSERT OFFENSIVE JOKE HERE…….. Anyway, I looked down and saw 72 messages. WTF? I took the phone and iphone watch off and placed it far away.  Called security, AKA Mr B, and then I was able to relax.

He looks thrilled. Hey, been there. parking lot burn out.

Well, as it turned out is was longtime fellow Woody Boater Steve Bunda, and a pile of dock shots from the boat show. How cool is that? Very cool. Now of course I have to weed through close to 100 text photos and well. Now you have to look at them. And of courser thankfully no captions so I don’t have to weed through all that and make sure Billy Bob’s boat isn’t labeled as Tommy D’s boat and Thordykes boat that won best in show isn’t misreported as Thadious boat, which could cause some issues at “Thads” house, since That is having an affair with Thorndyke’s daughter.. WOW, that went maybe a few words to far.. Here are the unedited pics.

STREBLOW was there in full force


Playpen fun

details on the tails


More display

The parking lot. BTW, when you think dock shots are bad.. Parking lot shots are ..well… No dock shot, thats for sure


We need to discuss the wheel? Someones Shag Van is missing one



Ski holder

Looks like the engine out of my parents Gremlin

Cool event

Now thats a wheel


The Apple Green wheels are da bomb!

Hardtop cool

Hardtop more coolness, Love the windshield


A Banner year!

Its a sign.. No really a sign


Oh hell ya…again

Love the decal

Lots of color

The pink Chine is cool as hell

We are in Streblow country

The wall of glory

Miss Wisconsin 1976! Do I dare google her now?

I told you, this is unedited. Not sure what this is, but it was sent, so I am publishing.

The Cigar is pure gold

Aaaand back to the docks

And the parking lot.

And the docks

Thats one cool boat.

Twin engine gold

And back to the docks. No just the dock

What a cool location

Great colors. LOVE the blond and mahogany

Cool interior and blue gages

The cups say 41, the gages say 39?

I so have lust after these now. The top is the tops

This is what Pre War is all about


Cool sparkplug wires

Great name


Hope he made that step

Shouldnt that be on the ceiling?



And back to the wheel of the century

LOVe the Love.


And back to the docks

Steve as the Bartender. oh boy, this explains alot

People and parking lot


WHAT THE ? That wheel is the new wheel ! WOW.

Blue and wheel and ladder

Great lettering

Parking lot and docks and people. I feel a big jam ending

Wait, something even worse than a dock shot A street shot.

DOGs and a phone moment

Ya, your at a parking lot



Look, real people. Not Zoom people. REAL HUMANS

I..I… I got nuthn

Thats a very cool utility

Okay thats one hell of an engine cover

Yes, its a boat

Love the white sided utilitys

Old school with a new school engine? Its Middle school cool

Thats a whopper

Big sportsman

Wait, thats it? Is it over?

14 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    What a great display of boats and people having a good time. That twin outboard Peterborough hardtop restomod has got to take the creativity award!

  2. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Guess I just don’t get your dislike of “dock shots”. While I like shots of boats running out on the water, I enjoy dock shots too. They provide interior views & details that can’t be captured with on water fly-bys & parardes.

  3. Jim G
    Jim G says:

    The dogs are Keeshond and they have a boating history. I had a couple of them growing up. They are great pets.

    The Keeshond (“kayz-hawnd”; Keeshonden, plural) was a hardy, nimble-footed barge dog long kept as a guard and companion on Dutch vessels that sailed the manmade waterways of the Low Countries. An unpretentious “people’s dog,” the Keeshond was a symbol of the 18th-century Dutch Patriots Party in its long opposition to the royal House of Orange. There’s historical disagreement over why the breed is called Keeshond: The name might refer to a Patriot mascot dog called Kees, or to two different Patriot leaders nicknamed “Kees.”

  4. John F Rothert
    John F Rothert says:

    great pics, got posted late? Hard day at the Railway? or just trying to figure out how to post steve’s neat stuff…I would be clueless.

    Late postings must drive Lewandowski crazy as he is usually first with a comment. Early riser? No me. thanks for the nice report on a great show!

    John in Va.

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      John, I just pour another cup of coffee and wait for Matt to do his thing. If I wait too long I just go boating!

  5. Mercstun
    Mercstun says:

    Great post today showing what looked to be like a really good time. Always love seeing free Americans doing traditional American stuff. Some really cool photos as well…. thanks for posting.

  6. steve bunda
    steve bunda says:

    Marc , his wife , friends, sponsors, The Boathouse, volunteers, boat owners , spectators, city of Minocqua , weekenders , visitors , and God ! Made for a wonderful fun packed 2 day event. Marc Toigo that took over the event from Gordon Moore the founder of the show, said literally thousands of people came to the event . The people were very generous with donations supporting nonprofits including the MS Society. Matt is lucky that I did not send more pictures because my I phone 6 ran out of battery . I wanted you guys and gals to get a feeling for the show and ambience of Northern Wisconsin. Some day it could be fun ,, or maybe a disaster? to do an actual live stream of a Wood Boat Show. I love bartending and meeting people , during my time working many people were asking for water. We did not have any at the bar , but I said we have bud lite and that is essentially the same thing. It worked.

  7. Clay at Cross Lake
    Clay at Cross Lake says:

    The Streblows are way cool. And I love that blue hulled rowboat with the fine foredeck and pike bow cleat. Definitely not a ceiling hanger. It should carry many more generations of kids learning to fish.

  8. Tuobanur
    Tuobanur says:

    Great pics, wondering about that steering wheel myself, guess someone thought it was a good idea…

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

    Great Show. thanks for sending in all the pictures Steve. I echo Mercstuns comment. It is good to see free Americans out doing traditional American stuff.

  10. John Baas
    John Baas says:

    Visiting The Boathouse? You MUST get the Signature Hungarian Mushroom Soup! It is life changingly awesome good!

  11. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Great coverage guys. Looked a little overcast but luckily no rain. Nice variety of boats. Its always difficult to find a venue and those places that do provide one should be recognized for sure. Agree with your dock shot summary Kelly, most of us don’t have the pull to convince owners to get up early or to leave their prime dock space for a photo op.

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