Who Would Varnish Outside Despite A Plague Of Cicadas?

The cicadas are here!

The cicadas are here!

There is only one guy living in Woodyboaterville that has the audacity to do a springtime varnish job outside while the area is being infested with cicadas! You guessed it, Biggest balls winner for 5 years in a row, David Konick. needed to get his trusty Sea Skiff ready for fishing season. Damm the bugs! It’s varnish time. As David put it. Despite the plague, no cicadas got in the varnish, every other bug did, but no 17 year cicadas. For those of you wondering what in the hell are we talking about. in the mid Atlantic, every 17 years we are infested with these little red eyed pals. They are about an inch long and are everywhere. The good thing is if you have a dog, you wont need to feed them for a while. These things are slow, dumb and load. Wait.. That’s me! Anyway, Davids varnish came out great, and once again, David is a guiding light in the world of just go boating.


Davids trusty ocean going sea skiff almost ready to go!

Davids trusty ocean going sea skiff almost ready to go!

One more coat to go

One more coat to go



14 replies
    • Dreed
      Dreed says:

      So do people. The say they are “the shrimp of the land.” I’ll stick with the shrimp of the ocean.

  1. Troy
    Troy says:

    Pretty Boat!
    I am checking in a little late today because I was able to get a coat of varnish on the deck of the Yorktown this morning.
    Here in Maine, inside a barn, the boat was 38 degrees F when I got to it about 6:30.

  2. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    great to see the header this morning, everything is pointing to a ” LYMAN TYME” kinda of weekend.
    Got a slip for the next two weekends in Spring Lake and will enjoy cruisin the home waters with friends and family.
    Then June, July and August we are on the road somewhere, almost every weekend!
    Going to need to tap into my savings account just to pay for hotels and gas…

  3. Sean
    Sean says:

    Sea-J is getting a fresh coat of bilge paint today! Not many bugs around here but my joints are creeking like swarms of them.
    I’m also painting the “cradle” that will hold the new V6 lump and bolt ‘er to the existing I6 mounting points.
    All painting is done out-of-doors for venting and marraige preservation purposes.
    Wednesday we’ll see if everything fits.

  4. Alex
    Alex says:

    I happen to love cicadas! Nothing sounds more hot Summer afternoon than they do. (Other than baseball on the radio that is.) After months of dark, cold, cloudy, bleak, sterile winter weather, I await their arrival in Hessel. Tho that means about 2.5 more months of awaiting. Just weeks before Fall (sigh).

    • Texx
      Texx says:

      Hopefully Alex, this years winter weather (and ice) will break for you by July 4th… or by early August at the latest.

      • matt
        matt says:

        Alex, this is entirerly different, these are the 17 year cicadas. There are litteraly billions of them for a month.

  5. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    I always liked winter but preferably in Park City, Utah Sun Valley, Sugarloaf or Vail, its the transition weather that sucks for sure unless you can find some spring skiing.

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