There’s A Whole Lotta Show’n Go’n On This Weekend!
We are in the throws of show season now, this weekend is one of the biggies in the hobby, both up in St Clair / Algonac Michigan, and in New Jersey on Lake Hopatcong, two big shows are under way,
also if you are a Thompson boater, there is a gathering of ..well.. Thompsons at the Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally held at Nestegg Marine in Marinette, WI.
And if you live near White Bear MN, guess what? you got a show happening near you as well. Click here.
and… if you are near Conneaut Lake in PA.. GUESS WHAT! you guessed right.. click here.
We will be reporting LIVE from New Jersey tomorrow through Sunday, but honestly if you are sitting around reading Woody Boater this weekend, shame on you It’s boat’n time! It’s almost July.. Dang! Summer will be over in no time and we will all be complaining about the cold weather again.
We are in the final throws of packing up to head for St. Clair for our big show. The weather forcast looks great, and we will have over 70 boats in the water for a super display of classic watercraft. The cruisers are coming in big time to get jusdged as the Marque boat this year, and to party as only the cruiser guys can do. We will be running the St. Clair river and Flats for events on both Friday and Sunday. The Michigan chapter will be rockin this weekend!
Ronnie and I are also packin up old Lyman Tyme and heading across the State first thing tomorrow morning. Lookin to burn a couple of tanks of gas this weekend, a lot of deep blue clear Great Lakes water to cruze on.
Broken ankle. what broken ankle, just carry me over to my boat! A couple of vicadins and my Captain Morgan’s and there will be no worries mon…
This is THE WEEKEND we all been waiting for all WINTER LONG.
Hey Matt, whats with all these RED LINES tellin me I cant spell right???
Been to both Algonac and Hopatcong shows and while they have totally different feels they should both be on everyone’s to do list. Hope the weather is great for everyone.
Only a couple of posts and it is 10 am, must mean one thing, everyones out in the bilges, getting ready for a BIG BOATIN WEEKEND…
The Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally is the BEST one of this weekend !!! Prideful boasting !!!
Don’t forget us “Dippyer’s” (Disappearing Propeller Boat Owners) going to North Bay for the Lake Nipissing UUMMT (Unauthorized Unofficial Mini Misery Tour). What are we? chopped liver?
Woody Boaters in Southern Ontario who aren’t spending this weekend up in Muskoka or Halliburton fixin that dang flood damaged dock or boat house, or, like Floyd R, bustin-a-gut trying to start a cranky dispro in the middle of a wave encrusted lake Nippising may want to shoot over to the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough Ontario.
This Saturday ( June 22) museum staff will be hosting their annual “Small Craft Rendezvous”. If you build, restore, use, own or just want to learn more about small watercraft, you won’t want to miss this event.
The rendezvous will feature more than 30 outdoor exhibitors, including our friends at ACBS Toronto Chapter and the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association.
Additionally there will be live demonstrations, like Canoe re-canvassing, and special guest speakers, such as yacht designer Steve Killing who will talk about a number of exciting projects
What makes this event decidedly different from pretty much every other wooden boat event this summer? Why it’s the presence of actor, woodworker, canoe builder, and all-round funny man and eccentric, Nick Offerman who plays Ron Swanson in the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Nick will MC the event which runs from 10am to 5pm at the Museum. The best part ( other than Ron’s antics) is that admission is absolutely free!
Oh, man, CK, didn’t know about that at the Peterborough. Would love to have been there too. Just got finished doing exactly what you said, pressure washing boat docks from high water silt, jacking and releveling docks/cribs, and raising the load bearing beam across the boat door so we can actually get the aluminum Stanley out the boat house door in high water.
But the Dippy started on the first pull upon de-winterizing.