Complete with a Project Update from Robin's Nest!

May, 2024
Wood, Waves & Wheels May 11!

Wood, Waves & Wheels kicks off the show at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, May 11 at the Fort Worth Boat Club on Eagle Mountain Lake, with the awards ceremony slated for 3 PM. Pre-registration is highly recommended to ensure a smooth experience and guarantee a prime spot on or overlooking the lake. Both land and in-the-water displays are possible. Boat registration is available online here: or send Trey Bull an email at

Participant lineup begins at 10:00 AM. Should rain intervene, we have a backup date set for June 15th, right before Father's Day. The first 50 to pre-register will be gifted a commemorative dash plaque. 



Keels & Wheels This Weekend!



The time has come for Keels & Wheels, in Seabrook, on Clear Lake. Each year, members of the WBA spiff up their boats for land or water display at the show, and also serve as launch crew and even judges for the event. We'll have several member boats in the show, so come down and have a look!

The WBA will once again be fielding the launch crew, members of which will be arriving on Thursday, May 2, in time for a briefing at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the SpringHill Suites. Launching is on Friday. The show runs May 4-5.

For more information on the Concours, click on the logo at left. Questions? Contact David Kanally at

Let's have a great WBA turnout at Keels & Wheels!

Conroe Rendezvous Breezy and Beautiful!

Good friends and great times are what our classic boating events are all about, and the Conroe Rendezvous served up both in good measure!

The wind and chop didn't dampen spirits any, as the group enjoyed runs on the lake, several group meals, and lots of social time.

You can find full photo documentation of the event posted by organizers Lisa and Lindy Robinson on the Facebook page of the Southwest ACBS Chapter here: Looking forward to next year!



Trey Bull Presents Ins and Outs of Boat Titling at April Meeting



The regular monthly meeting of the WBA was held at Two Guys from Italy in Dallas on April 18, 2024. President Phil Brosseau led the attendees through a full agenda of activities and reports. The meeting was well attended, both in person and on Zoom. Special thanks to Jeff Dils for running the Zoom equipment in David Kanally's absence.

Trey Bull, the featured speaker for the April meeting, talked about boat titling.  Boats, outboard motors and trailers all need titles and possessing the title is not enough to transfer the title to your name.  In addition, improper titling can be expensive and time consuming to correct and may even include jail time.  Wow, who knew? Thanks, Trey!

Project Updates from the Robin McGeorge Boat Shop and Beyond!

(Above) Mark McKeehan gets the first full-strength coat of Interlux Schooner on the 1959 Continental.

(Above) This aerial shot of Carl Lapiska's 1964 Chris-Craft Super Sport's foredeck was taken by his fearless and often acrobatic son, Hayden. Hayden has tall ship crew experience.

(Above) Barney Gulley got the sealing coat of diluted spar varnish onto his 1957 Yellow Jacket Riviera. His attention will soon turn to the restoration of the seats and fabrication of seat springs.

(Above) David Kanally and Phil Wolff tinker with the Gray Marine V8 in the Century Partners' Sabre. Fuel is good from tank to cylinders, but no spark. Coil test next.

(Above) Jay Emerson is making rapid headway on the refresh of a rare, '80s vintage, molded-hull, 21' Carter, the last one of its kind to survive.

(Above) Richard Wolff, Phil Brosseau, Phil Wolff and Chris Sterlacci lift the hardtop from Phil's Coronado into a strap cradle to make room for Richard's Resorter, "Boo Boo"


(Above) Mark rolls as Chris McKeehan tips the shiny port side of their Chris-Craft Continental.

(Above) Hayden Lapiska sets the screws into the foredeck of the Super Sport. The foredeck planks are new, so will soon be faired for finishing. Hayden is home between trips to Portugal, so we were glad to see him at the shop!

(Above) The Century Partners, including Phil Brosseau, Alan Oppenheimer, Christopher Sterlacci and Craig Godfrey, are happy to have finished their Century Sabre in time for this year's Keels & Wheels, where she'll be turning heads!

(Above) Richard Wolff does some boot stripe taping on his Century Resorter, "Boo Boo", just before her move to her new storage unit down the row.

(Above) Ted Dysart and Joel Odom are re-installing the flooring in Ted's Sabre following some major bottom repairs. Floorboards were re-fastened, and flooring glued down.

(Above) Phil Wolff backs Boo Boo into its storage unit in Lucas, freeing up big stall #2 for the McKeehan Continental project. We have room at the shop for your project!

Next Monthly Meeting May 16, Featuring Keels & Wheels and WWW Recaps!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, May 16, 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 by David Kanally, who will be sharing videos produced at both the Keels & Wheels and Wood, Waves & Wheels shows. The videos will be a fun way to relive these events for those who attended, and will be a good recap for those who couldn't go.

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: Vacancy at the Robin McGeorge Boat Shop!

We're pleased to announce that for the first time in a long time, we have some space to welcome a new project or two into the Robin McGeorge Boat Shop. If you've been thinking about getting some restoration work done on your boat, but need some help in the process, now's the time to move that boat into the shop and give your boat the attention it's been waiting for. Help us keep the momentum going at this unique facility that helps make the WBA a one-of-a-kind boat club. If you're interested in learning more about getting your boat into the shop, let David Kanally know.

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.