The Day Before The Big Day At Lake Dora 2018

This year the show welcome party was at the new pavilion! Sponsored by the City of Tavares thanking everyone for showing up.

Well, the Florida sunny and warm welcome did not disappoint.As usual the gang here is beyond amazing and has the show running like clock work. The land display is full, with over 65 boats registered and there are two.. TWO temporary docks in place so folks can come and go. Things started heating up later in the day. Boats are expected to come in today and from all over the lake. The flea market is ready to go and deals are already happening.

The Sunnyland gang doing there job with perfection

Sunshine in the morning

We will add, that for sure numbers are down for participants from a past Thursday experience to this years. But the joy of fellow Woody Boaters is the same if not a little more happy. I know this may sound strange, but its manageable and fun to be able to spend real time with pals and looking at boats. Saturdays crowd is expected to be the usual huge size since that is the show attendee days.

Land display started to fill up

Getting dock space

Craig Hartwig brought another cool truck

The Woody Boater crew headed out for a day at the Palm Gardens. Stay tuned for dramatic news about the Palm Gardens

The Pavilion getting set up for the big welcome party

The Stuff Store is open

The all new 18 ft Torpedo from AristoCraft. THIS IS AN AMAZING BOAT! The perfect size

Morning wood!


Cool stuff

Old and New ready for you

It’s been heart warming as well, to see so many folks show up regardless of going out on a boat. The weather is set to be a stunning wonderful two days as promised!

The outboard guys are here

Starting to fill up

Bill Anderson brought more coolness

The YNOT Chris Craft

8 ft Glaspar

Another Century

Going out for a spin

Burts amazing Barracuda and Terrys Stan Craft

Lined up at the pavilion

As the day came to an end, the sunset set off a magic light moment

The perfect end to a wonderful day in the sunshine



10 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I can’t believe I am missing this for spreadsheets, word docs, teleconferences and temps in the 30’s.

  2. ian
    ian says:

    look forward to all the great pictures; thanks for sharing wish I was there. hope some of the wood race boat pictures can be clicked on to enlarge them !

  3. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U.P.)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U.P.) says:

    Lake Dora looks great. Looks as good as it did in December. Mabie we will make it to the show next year. Enjoy!

  4. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    This must be the most boring show ever, or there is no Internet access in Tavares, because the updates so far have been truly underwhelming!

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