Complete with a Project Update from Robin's Nest!

February, 2024
Conroe Rendezvous April 13 - Reserve Now!



Members of the WBA, SWACBS and the Antique Outboard Motor Club are returning to Seven Coves for our third annual Rendezvous at Lake Conroe on Saturday, April 13, 2024. The Landing at Seven Coves is a condominium complex within the Seven Coves neighborhood in Willis TX. The address is 7031 Kingston Cove Lane, Willis, TX 77318. The nightly rate for a 1-bedroom unit is $211 and for a 2-bedroom unit the rate  is $248 (these prices include taxes). There is a $20 charge per day for the boat slips. Be sure to request a boat slip when making your reservation. In order to claim one of these units, please contact the rental office and speak to Sarah or Maddie, 936-856-5501. Contact Lisa Robinson for more information at

January WBA Planning Meeting Features 2024 Events!

New WBA president Phil Brosseau led the well-attended first meeting of the year on January 18 at Two Guys from Italy in Dallas. More than 20 members attended, either in person or via Zoom. The Zoom connection was better than ever, thanks to the new laptop acquired by the club for this purpose.

This annual planning meeting resulted in the fleshing out of our Calendar of Events for the year, to include shows and rendezvous around the state and beyond. Our fellow skippers in the Southwest and Heartland Classics chapters of ACBS are providing the lion's share of these opportunities, so let's support them by attending these events!



Project Updates from the Robin McGeorge Boat Shop and Beyond!

(Above) Joel Odom reinstalls the carburetor on his Evinrude 35 hp. We got the engine to run for a few seconds, but there's some more tweaking to be done.

(Above) After Seb installed Joel's switches and speedometer, he ran the speedometer's air hose aft, under the port gunwale.

Richard and Phil Wolff have been working on a bottom repair and repainting on Boo Boo, a Century Resorter very familiar to long-time members of the WBA.

(Above) Barney Gulley masked off his nicely finished interior in order to begin decking his '57 Yellow Jacket Riviera.

Carl Lapiska checks his Super Sport's foredeck underlayment for fairness as he preps the surface for new planks. He's found some nice mahogany for the job.


(Above) Joel's Yellow Jacket Catalina is nearing completion, with the ignition and light switches, horn button and speedometer installed by Seb Borrello.

(Above) Ted Dysart shows his Sabre's new brass rudder plate, which he's drilling to fit. All the plank repairs have been complete, so reassembly is next.

Richard Wolff rolls and tips a coat of copper bronze bottom paint onto Boo Boo, after he repaired a damaged portion near the stem and faired the surface.

(Above) Barney's new foredeck is now on, with temporary clamps holding down the glue joint so it can dry. Nice grain!

Alan Oppenheimer re-sands one of the steps from the Century Partners' Saber for refinishing. Alan wasn't happy with the way it looked, so he took it back to bare wood.

Next Monthly Meeting February 15, 2024 at Two Guys, Don't Miss It!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 7 p.m. at Two Guys From Italy in Dallas. You'll receive an email reminder for the meeting a few days prior. We'll be continuing our door prize tradition, giving out an e-book, or print book of the lucky winner's choice, or a complimentary design of a boat show placard. Our presentation this month will be the technique for laminating the aircraft birch seat springs for Yellow Jacket boats, presented by David Kanally.

If you can't join in person, you'll be using the Zoom application for your cell phone or your home computer. To make things easier at meeting time, it would be a good idea for you to go to your normal smart phone app store to download Zoom Cloud Meetings, or go to on your home computer and sign up. Prior to the meeting, you will be sent an email with a link to join the meeting, and further instructions. Those who wait to download Zoom will also receive a link to do that just before the meeting starts. If you are among those who need a few attempts to be successful with technology, you may want to get the downloading taken care of ahead of time.

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. Please join us on Zoom to be a part of our monthly fellowship!

Shop Talk and Musings: Share your knowledge and experience!

Our new vice president, Alan Oppenheimer, encourages you to share your knowledge about boat restoration, engine mechanics, maintenance techniques or antique and classic boat history, in the form of a presentation at one of our monthly meetings. We've learned a lot from each other over the years in the WBA, and we'd like to see this tradition continue. So if you have done research on a particular marque of classic boat, gathered a collection of classic boat memorabilia, or mastered a particular process in boat restoration, please consider letting Alan know of your idea for a presentation.

And finally, please take a look in the shed or garage for leftover parts or other salable items you would like to donate to the Club. Contact David Kanally at for more info.