Woods And Water Day 2 – Classic Boats From Around The Country Gather For Some Premium Cruising
ANOTHER DAY OF PREMIUM FALL WEATHER for Day 2 of the 2015 Woods and Water pre-events on Tuesday. We have talked about the wide range and diversity of classic boats that are pre-registered for the events this week, but as we get around and meet the participants, we are excited to see people from all over the country.
This is truly an International event and with over 130 boats registered for the boat show at Bar Harbor, this is shaping up to be an outstanding and memorable event in Minnesota.
Correspondent Dane Anderson snapped some great photos from the Whitefish Chain of Lakes on Tuesday, and shared them with us for today’s Live-ish report. Some say that in order for a boat show to have “character” – you need to have “character’s” at the boat show. Our friend Tommy Holmes (below) fits that description perfectly.
With another fun day of cruising completed, after lunch the pre-event participants hauled out their boats for the short trip over to Bar Harbor on Gull Lake for more pre-event cruising on Wednesday. The volunteer launch ramp crew made life easy for the classic boaters.
The last classic boat to leave the Whitefish Chain of Lakes on Tuesday (after everyone else was loaded and safely on their way to Gull Lake) was “On Point” a rare 1949 Chris-Craft 25-foot Sportsman piloted by event co-chair Dave Bortner.
As of 3:00 AM CDT here in Minnesota, it looks like he may have some slightly cooler weather with some rain showers moving through for Wednesday, but will be returning back to warmer and sunnier weather towards the weekend for the boat show which is great news.
Stay tuned for more daily updates from our location here at Gull Lake, the Bar Harbor Supper Club, as more classic boats and participants continue to roll into town for the show.
What a great two days of cruising some wonderful waterways. It looks like Scott and Shannon are making a lot of friends. Maybe they will recruite a few new Michigan chapter members. Thanks for the great coverage of the pre-event fun!
4AM the thunderstorms rolled in. Matt should be here soon.
Hand drawn welcome at our cabin. Friendly people here in MN.
Wow! We are so honored to be the header shot today! We have been reading Woody Boater every day since we started thinking about buying a classic boat two and a half years ago, it is crazy to see our boat featured! We have gotten a lot of help along the way from our Michigan Chapter and from people we “met” through WB. It is an awesome resource for the hobby! Thanks Matt and Texx! Also thanks to the BSLOL Chapter and the army of volunteers for putting on this great event!
Thanks Matt!! Boating cancelled this morning.
Be there tonite!
Need tix to the Friday Auction at Anderson’s!
Why did you guys invite him??
God announced Matts arrival at Sylvan lake (adjacent to Gull lake) where some of us are staying, at 635 AM with a very loud thunder roll and heavy rains
Nice pictures. And neet chalk drawing. Someone has some artistic skills
It’s going to clear up later tomorrow and be beautiful for the rest of the show, Matt’s presence be dammed.
WOW! More fabulous boats!
That XK is out of sight, love the hard top Shepard, never get tired of looking a Gold Cup racers, darn I wish I was there.
Gorgeous boats, beautiful scenery and nice people! I’m with Troy, I should have come!
I could tell Matt is close. Lucky is covered and ready to roll. All the fun boating is over.