Last Gasp Weekend In Full Swing..

A nice last shot of of Dave Janes 17ft 1959 Switzercraft Day Cruiser being tucked away..  

Reporting in from all over the US.. It’s spring time in New Zealand! Fellow Woody Boaters take full advantage of a glorious weekend! Wooohoooo!

Here’s  a nice shot from George McInnis … Gerry Kramer’s Hacker,with Chuck Smith and Gerry viewing fall colors on Lake Huron.
Above… A fall picture of Mark and Marianne Stephans 1956 Chris-Craft Sedan w/ Flybridge “The weather is still going to be decent for about another week here in upstate NY so, I still have a little woodyboating left! Haulout probably next week”
From Fellow Woody Boater Steven Gray

It was a cold blistery October Day, with the winds out of the northwest, bringing the cold air mass of Minnesota or maybe even Canada southward. The temperature was cold around 72 Deg. I really had to bundle up. But, I didn’t care; it was the last boat ride of the season.

Steven Gray and his tastey 1941 barrel back.

It was so cold in-fact, I couldn’t talk my wife of 22 years into the ride along She said “It’s too cold!”. So, I trudged on by myself on that cold winter day to get the last boat ride of the season.

As luck would have it, when I arrived at Lake Jackson, I found not another boat on the lake. I would have free reign over all the no Wake Zones? Calm water to explore, my V6 powered 1941 Barrel Backs speed and agility as it was the last boat ride of the season.

With reckless abandonment, I zipped along the shore, streaked thru the no wake zones to capture the photos and created my own wake jumps. I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning all giddy with joy.

After all it was the “Last boat ride of the season”

Here is a Last Gasp from Woody Gal!
The last run for “Daddy Had One” was onto the trailer at Grand Lake OK (Is that part of a warm area?) for a trip to Antique Boat Center to get a new bottom.  Not as good as a story about a Sportsman full of snow & a bar! 
And Just in from the Fall Cruise On Smith Mountain Lake In VA
Phil and Betty Jones on the good ship “Betsy” just after she arrived at the dock. This is the first time Phil’s wife Betty had seen this boat! And yes this is The Betsy.. She is now at her new home on Smith Mountain Lake with Phil.. More on thi
s later.. It’s a great story
The SML ACBSChapter group shot just prior to leaving the dock on the cruise
Chapter members Dave and Lynne Weaver riding in the back of  George Blosser’s 1956 Chris- Craft Continental “Happy Days”.
12 boats in a row on Smith Mountain Lake….following Roger and Sybil Smith is “Sybil”.   

And this just in as we published from Mark Setterholm in Minnesota.. Mark and Aaron are pulling boats in for the winter.. Don’t tell Mark…I think that started there last month! 

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    Anonymous says:

    Best BLOG post yet, well done Matt.

    OK, now I know why you have so many anonymous respondants,
    We must all "contain illegal character", DonD

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