The Okanagan Okanagang Put Together Virtual Boat Show Today!


Woohooo. Boats! Real old, restored, reborn, prerestoic, woody boats! And a boat show to boot, boat. A huge thanks to the great folks at the Okanagan ACBS chapter. BTW, for those of us that are thinking this is some sort of butcherd name. It’s a real place on in British Columbia. Fellow Woody Boater Steve Leslie and the crew there put together a wonderful show. I will say this is a fantastic way to do this.

TUNE IN, and get turned on!

This is one cool boat, and will become a new category of boats at shows. Stay tuned, read all about it at the show

The layout is fantastic and really gives you the story of each boat and shown in wonderful photos. Of course the best way to see the show is in your underwear, sweatpants with a good cup of coffee varnish. And some flapjacks, and bacon, and doughnuts..

That needed one huge trailer



So how does this work? IT’S SIMPLE. CLICK HERE! and come on back and comment. WOOHOOO. 

21 replies
  1. Sunday Funday
    Sunday Funday says:

    WOW What a show!
    Great boats, and I loved some of the back stories provided for the pictures.
    They obviously put a lot of thought and work into the layout of the website.
    Thanks for my Sunday Morning distraction!

  2. Matt
    Matt says:

    I agree, this is a template for the future. Brillient! Well done and worth the click, click, click!

  3. Dave Clyne
    Dave Clyne says:

    Now that was amazing. Great photos, beautiful backgrounds and super descriptions. Concept executed with pizzaz. What a show

  4. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Wow, what a great way to enjoy Sunday morning coffee. Very well done with great photos and a fabulous collection of watercraft. Congrats to the Okanagan Chapter for a job well done by our Canadian friends!

  5. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Very nicely done! Really liking that Fibersport. The gorgeous design of a Century, without the famously leaky hull.

  6. Todd C
    Todd C says:

    WOW! Impressive, and what great photos and stories or a very wide variety of cool boats and a wonderful setting. Nice work, thank you for sharing.

  7. Jim "the Lurker"
    Jim "the Lurker" says:

    Thanks to everyone for all of your efforts in putting this show together…I enjoyed every minute and only left my chair once to get a second cup of coffee…a very creative & positive response to our world today.

  8. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    Wow, I feel like I walked all the docks, and saw every boat, and my feet do not hurt! lol…

  9. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    We got the go-ahead from our Governor here in Michigan to boat again, and open up the Marnie businesses. I will be getting our Coronado out of storage and back home this week.
    Now if only we can get mother nature to open up the warmer weather, we may be able to enjoy a nice long-awaited boat ride. We have been 15 degrees below normal for two weeks.

  10. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Fun show!

    Had a fabulous time with the Harrisons, Knights, and Nothin Special last month in Dora! That is one great boat!!

    Never knew Tyson’s wife was such a looker, he must really have something special. (if you know what I mean?)

    • Paul H.
      Paul H. says:

      Thanks Troy – I feel obliged to mention a very sad fact relative to Nothin’ Fancy.

      We bought the boat after it had been restored by Bill Root, a prominent, important and extremely involved member of the Sunnyland Chapter, the chapter BOD and recently the ACBS BOD. Bill and his wife Kathleen ran the entire registration program for the Sunnyland show for many years, and he worked on and restored vintage boats, among many other activities in his retirement. He also did the Great Loop, and he looked after Nothin’ Fancy for us in the years since we bought her. I don’t think Karen and I have encountered a nicer or more honorable gentlemen than Bill Root.

      Bill passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home from a heart attack on April 19 – last Sunday morning. His passing is a tremendous loss for the Sunnyland Chapter, the ACBS and for everyone who knew him.

      • Carla
        Carla says:

        I agree with you, Paul. Bill Root was such a kind man who worked so hard for the Sunnyland boat show and club. He will certainly be missed by all.

    • Tyson K
      Tyson K says:

      Haha, Chad 🤘🏼 Thanks!

      Yah Troy, I’m blessed with a big Google search. 😉 That was more of a cheer up picture for Steve though. He’s spending all his time restoring a 1949 Spartan Manor so I thought he’d like to see something softer than polished aluminum. 😂

      Thanks for the hard work Steve! And thanks everyone who came to the show!

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

    Damn!! this was a great way to spend a Sunday morning. The pictures and backstories were really good. It looks like Troy snuck a picture in there. What a show! Thanks to all for putting this together.

  12. Steve Leslie
    Steve Leslie says:

    Thanks for the comments. Glad everyone is enjoying the show!
    Hopefully this is NOT the future of our hobby! But until things are safe enough to gather together we must all think of ways to come together with our friends and share our passion of antique and classic boats! Stay safe everyone!

    • RivaDella
      RivaDella says:

      Thumbs up! Super presentation!
      (only missing Chris & Jen & Ella & the SeaSonic…)
      Chris must have been out on a call…

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