Last Gasp Week Starts With The Perfect Chesapeake Bay Run!
Welcome ladies and others to the official Hagerty Woody Boater 2012 last gasp week. Today marks the day that we celebrate our last gasp runs of the year. It doesn’t have to be the very last run, but the last memorable one. The one were you sat there in your trusty..or not trusty craft and thought. It just does not get any better than this. This weekend was amazing here in Virginia and was made for such runs. 70 and no wind. Low hanging sun and good pals. We were lucky enough to score a ride on fellow WoodyBoater Jim Schafer’s first run on his latest water Craft. A perfect classic 1960’s Stanford Deadrise.
You may recall we did a story some time back on Stanford Marine Railway. Clarence Stanford was regarded by many as the premiere deadrise builder in the area. And from the looks of this one, you can see why. Its amazing. A nice 2 hour cruise from Kilmarnock Va to Reedville made a perfect ending to boating season on the Bay for us. Unless it warms up again… Send in your shots today.
What a gorgeous work boat. No brightwork to worry about and every bit as beautiful as a Garwood Triple in its own way. Good luck and calm waters.
name change, really?
i think Ginger is an absolutely wonderful name for a boat, horse, dog, cat…woodyboater!
Hi Matt. Did the marina ever sell?
The marina is still for sale in colonial beach va
I have my pic of two kids and me in a whirlwind on this sat.
but don’t know how to upload it???? I do know it was a picture perfect boating day…and today is too!!!
someone tell me how to post the pic and I will…..the two kids are not here..they would know….
John in Va.
See now you’re assuming that us mere mortals are allowed to post. I believe it’s necessary to email them to Matt or Texx. Probably they have deep seated control issues.
This is Woodyboaterville, no control issues, more like deep seaded IT issues.
E-mail pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a credit card number for fastest response.
Matt, I just returned to civilization with internet. Nice job with the article and showing the boat. What a great day for a boat ride! I am glad that you were able to break free and join us.
Ranger, “Ginger” is a great name, but when I’m asked how she became Ginger, I will always have to say it was named after the former owners wife. Clarence and Mary Virginina Stanford are very close friends and dear to my heart. Clarence taught me everything I know about repair, care, and feeding of old wooden boats. When he passed away in 2006, I always wanted to find one of his boats. I called Mary Virginia up last week before picking up the boat, and told her that I found one of Clarence’s. I told her that I was going to rename her and asked if she could guess the name (Mary Virginina was not an option because her name is already used on a Clarence built boat). She paused for a minute and said “Linda” – my future bride come June 2013. I said no and that I was going to name her “Clarence Creation.” I could tell that she was getting a little emotional (happy) over the phone so I changed the subject. Mary Virginia is 89 and tough as nails and she does not want you to know she cries. She is a sweet lady! God bless the Stanfords! My 1958 Wirlwind “Charlie’s Angle” was named after another similar family story behind the name.
Sorry Matt for using your website to dwell into “Cliff Claven” trivia.
Stupid me with the key board. The comment above about the Wirlwind should be “Charlie’ Angel”…..not Charlie’s Angle.
What a great personal addition to the story. Many congratulations to you & Linda, by the way!!!