The Last Chance Day To Get Ready For Lake Dora In Jimmy’s Barn!

Scarlet watching the work!

Yesterday was the day. The last day to get ready for this weeks big Southern migration of Woody Boaters to Lake Dora. We spent the day finishing up some winter jobs and getting Termite Terror ready. Good thing we checked stuff out. Dead Battery. But otherwise she is ready to go.

Jimmy and I together in Jimmys Barn!

New cleaned up Strainer from Jim Staib, ready to install

Yikes. Good thing we went through all this

Painting WECATHEMS bottom. Her final coat.


Termites bottom was done a month ago. But time to clean her up. We chose this boat for ease of size. Putting her on the beach and not large to not take up so much space.

The site of spring on the Farm, Meet the sound of Spring!

And of course, in from Terry Fiest, the taunting stunning image from Lake Dora! Warm Sunshine!

Just look! Think. A weekend of sunshine and boating, OR?

14 replies
  1. Ronald
    Ronald says:

    That sounds like music to the ears. Wife and I are leaving tommorow after work to hopefully sunshine boats shorts and tshirts. woo hoo

    • Wilson
      Wilson says:


      The good news is the forecast is for sunny weather after today…Enjoy the trip….wish I could be with you….See you at Tavares.

      • Shep22
        Shep22 says:

        Jim, one more day of heavy rain –Tues 79 with Thundershowers, then sunny the rest of the week-Wed 68, Thurs 66, Fri 72, Sat 80, Sun 82, Mon 84 — going to be a great show.

  2. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Great story today. Love that first fire sound of an inboard in the Spring. Another few weeks to go up here in Michigan. I like the shot of Scarlet. Wonderful old boat dog!
    You all have a great time at Dora. We will join you down there some year.

  3. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    By the sound of that starter it sounds like the original 283? Weren’t you going to swap out the motor? Thought you were upgrading to 350 cu. in.?

  4. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Looking at the sea strainer hardware – a lesson for everyone to disassemble and check that stuff every decade or so – just sayin…
    “Wecatchem” could have become marine habitat in a hurry had that failed and even more scary is what may have become of Matt & Suzy!

  5. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Fantastic header shot today Matt! Happy Dora days. Its still summer down here in NZ so who knows what the seasons are doing. Have a great weekend of 2018 woodyboating.

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