The Exclusive ” Not To Be Seen” Photos Of Phil “5 Gallon Bucket” Jones
Well, as we prep for Smith Mountain Lake this weekend. Did we mention that before. PLUG HERE. Anyway as we prep and sweat the fact that we may break down, or worse sink, we are comforted in the knowledge that Smith Mountain lake is home to the one man thats seen that, and done that before. Now, the following images were supposed to be kept hidden. Of course, that aint gonna happen, and we have Ginger and Randy Clark to thank for it all. We published these because Phil is a fantastic guy and his boats are 100% show winners and perfect. But stuff happens, and Phil has a fantastic sense of humor about it all. And heck, it helps promote the big show. THIS WEEKEND! (PlUG) Below is the story from Ginger.
We attended the Charlotte show this year. I can’t believe it’d been four years since we were there… where does the time go?Anyway we were sitting up at the top of the hill talking to a fellow when I saw his name and shouted “you’re the bucket guy” which of course led to the retelling of Phil’s adventure to our group and Phil bemoaning the fact that Woodyboater captured it all for posterity!
And the best news is that at the awards banquet on Saturday, Phil’s boat Purple Haze was chosen as the big show winner!
5 gal. Bucket, Phil? I thought this was going on O turnstones that gave him his name! Happy Smith Mountianing this weekend!! I’m sure it’s going to float!! I just have that certain feeling! Last time I had that feeling Dewey Defeated Truman, or at least that was my feeling!! LOL!! Safe boating as always!!
going to be the story
I only have one comment ” BAD COIL” and that’s all I have to say about that!!!!
And “DON’T” let “Randy Cunningham” near your boat and don’t ask him for a ride if your 6’4 / 250 lb’s unless you are very flexible.:):):)
Randy & Ginger God’s gona get you. :):)
Fun Times! Phil, we’re putting Smith Mountain Lake on our list for next year. Stay safe out there, Buddy!
Phil’s beautiful boat is not a Sheperd but rather a Shepherd. Can you imagine if you were to caption a picture Kris-Kraft… Just joking!! Keep up the great work.
Do you have any idea how many ways Matt has found to spell Riviera as in Chris Craft Riviera? If I remember correctly, he hit four in just one article and I am not sure any of them were correct.
The name of the rescue boat “It LL Do” immediately made me think of Dick Dow’s wooden Tolly “Thisuldu”. We took her up to the San Juan Islands a couple of weeks ago and one of the engines threw a bearing. We didn’t have to be towed, but we cruised around to closer locations at 7 knots. We still had a great vacation. Now Dick is thinking about rebuilding a couple of 350 small blocks to re-power. That’s boating!
Buckets can be used for more than bailing water out. You can also use one to bring cooling water in to cool the coil or quick cure a vapor lock before you drift into the cat tails or jagged rocks that tend to appear just down wind of an engine failure.