Letttttttttttt’s Get Reeeeeaaaaaady To Go Boating!


All across the country folks reported in yesterday. sadly much of same crappy weather. but not in Hessel. there three days of summer started officially with little Salter out on the boat. go Salter go, this year Salter has learned not to put his fingers in the steering wheel holes.

20130527-062921.jpgfinally here in va the winds died down but all the water was gone! A full moon and the winds had left us at a near record low tide. Dam. But once high tide kicked in we lit that sucker up and went woody boating.
Further north in one of the mid states fellow woody boater Martin Belcher got to light up the riva! Dam the weather a 427 duel quad motor has to breath. No doubt Martin spent the day looking for gas stations. go Martin Go!




12 replies
  1. Troy
    Troy says:

    Sunny start today here in Maine. YAHOO!!!
    Still in the low 50’s this morning, but hoping to get one Clorox bottle in today after replacing the bilge pump.

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    With a boat like that, poor Salter will have to spend all his time fighting off the young ladies.

    • Alex
      Alex says:

      Thank you for ignoring the split in the dash. But who cares, when you’ve got an original right? Splits, cracks, wear marks, scratches, dings, stains… Bring on the patina!

  3. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    boats in the camp header look like whirlwinds or wagemakers…hot molded boats for sure?
    neat pic. Would love to find a whirlwind CANOE, used at lots of summer camps.

    John in Va.

  4. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Salter is a great nautical name, and remember, fingers are for inserting in the nose, not the steering wheel. And he looks pretty smug behind that wheel.

  5. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    We got a full day of Boatin’ in Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but todays plans were scrubbed due to cool cloudy weather. We did meet up with Lyman Tyme’s big sister over the weekend, in our port, for some repairs to the starboard side rub rails after running into bad weather down in Michigan City, Ind. “Pilgrim” Winters in Grand Haven, Mi and Summers up in Bay Harbour, Mi. “Lyman Tyme” wants to grow up to be a big girl just like Pilgrim…

    • Alex
      Alex says:

      Dennis, I had the pleasure to cruise between Bay Harbor and Harbor Springs a couple hours on Pilgrim about 8 years ago. What a superb boat. As I recall, the owner had retained the original mechanical steering (he liked the feel). I believe the motors were GM diesels from the 50s, if indeed they made diesels back then. The boat is not over-restored.

  6. Troy
    Troy says:

    Got into the 70’s here on the Coast of Maine today.
    Got the first Clorox bottle wet and got to cruise around the point a little. Feels good!
    The Woodies are still dry.

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