Including an Update from Lucas!

January, 2020

Annual Christmas Party a Warm and Wonderful Event!

President and First Lady David and Loretta Sheets (above) hosted another lovely WBA Christmas party at their home in Carrollton on December 7. Great food, good turnout and lots of holiday cheer resulted in a wonderful evening. Thank you, David and Loretta, for the party and all you have done for our club!

(Below) Faithful Treasurer, Scott Reichardt and retiring Secretary, Gay Perry, pose for photographer and incoming secretary, Trey Bull, at the party.


(Above) Steve and Marty Seale join Jim Wolfe for a photo. The weather outside was delightful. Steve and Marty came all the way from Jasper, TX to join the fun.

(Below) Thuy and Scott Myers, incoming WBA First Lady and President join outgoing First Lady, Loretta Sheets during the festivities. Scott and Thuy will have their hands full this year, not only with WBA duties, but with their infant son, Sam! Congratulations to the family, and the little guy who may be our youngest new member!

Officer Installation Banquet January 18, RSVP Now!


Join your WBA friends for the Annual Officer Installation Banquet to be held at Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch. You should have received an evite for the event. If you haven't received your evite, please let David Sheets know.

Guest speaker will be Dan Gyoerkoe, Executive Director of the ACBS. Come and enjoy this festive gathering of the WBA and formally welcome our 2020 officers to their new roles, and express your thanks to our outgoing officers for the time and effort they have invested to help make the WBA a great club!

2020 Dues are Due, Please Renew Now!

It's that time of year again, fellow Skippers, when your officers remind you that while membership in the WBA is a wonderful value, it ain't free.


If you haven't already done so, please send a check for $35 to our faithful Treasurer, Scott Reichardt, Box 8645, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78567.

Ables' Chris Bottom Sanded, Cavalier Sold, New Yellow Jacket in Shop!

(Above) Seb Borrello, Jim Donovan and John Ables sand and clean seams on the bottom of John's Chris-Craft in preparation for a new bottom.

(Below) Kyle Reans of Tulsa bought Robin McGeorge's Chris-Craft Cavalier, and towed it home, making room for the next project. Robin donated net proceeds from the sale to the shop fund. Thanks, Robin!



(Above) Gary Love and Dennis Fisher work on the cutwater for Dennis' Chris-Craft. The two have also been buffing and attaching rub rail pieces to the boat.

(Below) David Kanally picked up this 1957 Yellow Jacket Riviera from a seller in the Hot Springs, AR area. It'll be Robin and David's next project. Steve Seale found a Mark 55 outboard for it, which the guys are re-doing now.

Next WBA Monthly Meeting February 20, 2020. Mark Your Calendar!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. at Two Guys from Italy at 11637 Webb Chapel Road, just south of Forest Lane. We'll be continuing our door prize tradition, giving out a classic boating book from collections donated by Pat Baldwin and Lou Zettler to a lucky winner.

The February gathering is our annual event planning session, so your presence and input are especailly important at this meeting. Our meetings are a great opportunity to socialize with fellow WBA members and to talk shop on questions on everything from paint and varnish to carburetor kits. We'll be swapping stories of our various boating and project adventures. Plus, we'll lay out our Calendar of Events for the 2020 boating season. And, of course, we'll have generous helpings of fellowship and Italian food.

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m. at Two Guys from Italy prior to the meeting. We encourage you to join us for dinner, so we'll always have the required minimum number of diners to avoid a room charge.

Shop Talk and Musings:

With the arrival of the new year come forward-looking thoughts...of WBA meetings, events and other gatherings that will continue and enhance the enjoyment of our hobby, and of many hours to be spent at the Lucas Shop, keeping up the tradition of WBA as the "hands-on boat club". We plan to have our own Lucas-restored Yellow Jacket in the 25th annual Keels & Wheels show. Yellow Jacket Boats are the featured Texas marque this year, and Century boats are the featured national marque. The WBA should be well-represented in both categories! Most important in these plans for the year are you, our members! Here's to a great 2020!

And finally, please take a look in the shed or garage for leftover parts or other salable items you can donate to the Club. Bring them to any WBA meeting, or contact David Kanally at for pickup.