Lets Go For A Nice Calm Ride On Miss America IX. Ya Right!

Miss America Lake Dora 2012 Waiting to launch

Miss America Lake Dora 2012 Waiting to launch

Thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Charles Mistele, Jim Grant and Jims son Jimmy we all get to go for a nice morning ride on Miss America IX at the 2013 Lake Hartwell Show. Jim restores boats in Hartwell, GA (Grant’s Wooden Boats) no website, sorry…and has taken care of Miss America IX for Charles.

Charles for the record takes it easy on us, As he said “Only the waves and my age kept us from going faster.” Here are some shots of Miss America IX so if you r new to this boat you get the idea..

Our pilot  Charles Mistele

Our pilot Charles Mistele

Miss America IX at Idle speed. Watch your wake!

Miss America IX at Idle speed. Watch your wake!


19 replies
  1. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    Thanks Charles, Diane and Jim for letting her do what she was built to do…I’m sure Gar Wood is smiling every time she hits the water!

  2. PhilB
    PhilB says:

    Thanks for the ride, loved it. It must be quite the thrill in real life to sit and ride where Gar and Orlin did back in the day!

  3. Jerri
    Jerri says:

    I had the pleasure of taking a ride on Lake Sinclair in 2011. The video truly recreates the thrill of the ride. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it.

  4. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    We need videos like this today, here in the Upper Midwest. There’s a serious funk on in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and Michigan, too. There’s still two feet of ice on the lakes and another half foot of snow on it’s way to Minneapolis. A month of our precious summer is already lost forever. Please, Matt and Texx, give us hope. This is an emergency situation.

    • Dennis Mykols
      Dennis Mykols says:

      I agree with you, Rabbit, Here in West Michigan we have had nothong but rain all month, and this morning it is so dark outside with a downpour of rain and thunder. And Monday, was the first day this year to hit 60 degrees, almost tied a record for the lastest date to hit 60.
      I have not had Lyman Tyme uncovered since we got home from Mt Dora!
      NOW I AM NOT COMPLAINING, GOD knows we need the water levels to go up, and I would gladly give up a wet/ cool/cold month of April boatin, to enjoy our Great Lakes with another foot of water depth at the ramps and docks, etc.

      • Dennis Mykols
        Dennis Mykols says:

        Oh and this mornings boat ride was a great pick me upper and just may get me thru this wet day.
        Only downside to watching Chuck at the trottles, was knowing how much i will miss that feeling of power when I hit it in “Old School” and the boat would roar to life and throw you back into your seat. Sure going to miss that feeling…

  5. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    Thanks for the thrill ride! Felt real, even on this iPhone. Fun vid. That’s the new word for “footage” if I recall correctly.

  6. Bill
    Bill says:

    go on you tube and search miss bardahl and you can take a 11 minute on the green dragon during a race its great

  7. jim g
    jim g says:

    Don’t take this the wrong way but my sons name is jimmy. I’m glad everyone likes the video. I was surprised at how well it turned out. I just held my sons ipod up in the air.

  8. Mr Safety
    Mr Safety says:

    Glad you liked the pics PA.. My grandfather spent a couple years on Harsens island in the early 1900s and always claimed that he had worked for Gar Wood at Marysville, unfortunately we will never know, for sure unless a photo with him in it surfaces confirming the story. Hence the link… always looking .

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