We Hope You Have A Sparkling Good Time Today!

I aint say’n nuthn

From time to time I come across some cool old ads, posters and general stuff that I like and think at some point would be a story. But maybe the story is in a collection of them, and how they speak to a time when ad images and copy were a little over the top. And in that is the fun!

Coincidentally, they are both wearing Depends now!

The Pipe, hat and fishing look.

I dont know why, but I want to be this guy one day.

Honey, I know we are all dressed up, lets go out to the dock and lust after that engine. I hate to break it to this guy. But that guys Johnson is bigger than yours!

Headed out! There is that Pipe again.

I love the blood on this First Aide Poster

The perfect shot. Except for those large 50 gallon drums.

We hope you are out there today and taking advantage of a warm day in April. Yesterday it was 84 here in Reedville.

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

    I can now confirm that Matt isn’t always lying about the weather. It was 34 when we left Rochester and we saw temps in the high 80’s on our approach to Reedville. It’s weird down here. The clouds are blue and there is a super bright spot in the sky. And at night they have these things they call stars. Amazing!

    • Rick
      Rick says:

      Was Reedville formerly called Stepford? The boatress also seems to be unusually supportive of his excentricities.

    • Captain Nemo
      Captain Nemo says:

      You sure picked a good time to leave town. Forecast for tonite says freezing rain, we could get up to 1/2” ice accumulation. I’m headed out to the shop to sharpen the chainsaw and check the generator.
      Wish I was there.

  2. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    Currently 36° raining and windy here in Northern Illinois. Going boating today? 12-14′ waves on the big lake. Supposed to snow sometime soon.

  3. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Went boating yesterday! Windy but perfect otherwise.
    How long is Mfine down here for? We should go to lunch or dinner?
    John in Va.

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      I am in White Stone just south of Kilmarnock until Monday AM. My daughter is sailing in a regatta and I am looking for the best bacon in the north neck. I am about to head north to Reedville and see if I can sneak past the Woodyboater HQ security, and raise the ACPS flag.

  4. ChrisB
    ChrisB says:

    no boating here for at least a few weeks temps still hovering around the freezing mark. ice ice bady so sad

  5. Dennis Hansen
    Dennis Hansen says:

    Picture is out my balcony this morning. West Grand Traverse Bay in the background over the roof of the house. 8 inches of new snow, blizzard conditions and more snow to come this weekend. Can’t even get to the boat barn to work on the boat!!!!!

  6. RH in Indy
    RH in Indy says:

    I think the guy in the dinner jacket completely misunderstood when she said “Why don’t you show me your big johnson”. But he’s smoking…maybe he already did.

  7. Dennis J Mykols
    Dennis J Mykols says:

    While Captain Nemo sharpens his chain saw, I am sharping my ice skates, so I can ice skate on my driveway later today…

  8. Rabbit
    Rabbit says:

    Last year on this day my dock was in and I took Rabbit out for her first cruise. This year a foot of snow on the ground and two feet of ice on Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. There may be a gay new sparkle on the water but it’s kinda hard to see.

  9. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    I think there is a story in the fact that those Johnson ads are on Aristocraft boats.

    LOVE the Aristocrafts!

    (Photo thanks to aristocraftboats dot com)

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