Including a Super Sport Report!
June, 2013

Celebrate National Marina Day at Joe Pool June 8

National Marina Day, Saturday, June 8, will have double significance for us this year. First, we'll launch at the Lynn Creek Marina just as we have in years past, and enjoy the wonderful facilities and food there, beginning at 8 a.m. Exit 454 off I-20. In addition, we'll be honoring our country's heroes as a number of wounded veterans have also been invited by Lynn Creek Marina to join in the events of the day. Come on out and thank these Wounded Warriors for their service and sacrifice, and enjoy the freedom they have enabled for us.



Two Events: Pier 121 Oct. 12, Rockwall Ride 'n Show Sept. 27-28

Pier 121 on Lake Lewisville has invited us to partipate in a boat and car show they're planning for October 12. Mark this date now, and we'll keep you posted on details!

And don't forget that our annual signature show, the Ride 'n Show, will be at the city docks of Rockwall on Lake Ray Hubbard on Sept. 28-29. Reserve your hotel room now!

Summer Kickoff Party a Class Affair!

Above, Bill Kimball's '41 Cadillac and Bill Mott's '47 Cadillac welcome the WBA to Ray and Carol Harvey's home for the 2013 Summer Season Kickoff Party on May 31. Below, the Harvey's Pool serves as a beautiful backdrop to the outdoor dining area set for the party. See slideshow here!

Above, the Wolffs and the Burtons enjoy ribs, pulled pork, corn bread, beans and a variety of cool, refreshing beverages. Below David and Cheryl Kanally flank Carol and Ray Harvey and thank them for their generous hospitality. 36 partipants enjoyed this very special evening!

May Meeting Features Event Updates

WBA president David Kanally presented a number of photos and videos of recent events and projects during the May 16th montly meeting. Much of that content is now on line. See the Keels & Wheels video here. And see a slideshow of the event here.

Watch a short video of the Wood Waves & Wheels show here.The presentation also included the debut of Troy and Robin's Super Sport shown in the story below. If you can make it to these events, they're even better than the movies!

Troy and Robin's Super Sport Splashed!

There comes a time in every project when the last coat of varnish is dry, the upholstery is installed, the engine is tuned and there's gas in the tank. When the project gets to this point, there's nothing left to do but launch!


This cherished moment for Troy Marshall and Robin McGeorge came on May 11 during the Wood, Waves and Wheels show, when Troy splashed their Chris-Craft Super Sport at Eagle Mountain Lake!

Next Meeting June 20th. Don't miss it!

Join us on Thursday, June 20th at 7 p.m. at Two Guys from Italy at 11637 Webb Chapel Road, just south of Forest Road. WBA Treasurer and benefactor John Parish will be giving away one of his many boating and woodworking related books as a door prize. At this month's meeting, the winner will be able to choose a book from a selection of woodworking and boat-related volumes. Boat and car nut Bill Kimball will have a presentation for us that we're sure you'll enjoy!

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: Gifts and Talents

We've talked before here about the rich variety of experience and skills represented within the WBA membership. Well, those of us at the May meeting enjoyed a great example of these talents, as we had a glimpse at the lovely plaque pictured at the left. Bob Adair designed and created it to commemorate his work with the Yellow Jacket Bench Project and the Yellow Jacket boat restoration he's doing along with cohort Lew White. (click on image for larger view)

The background of the plaque is comprised of 8 sticks of 11-ply, 1-inch mahogany plywood, face-glued to reveal a total of 88 mahogany plies. The plywood came from scraps left over from the bench project. Bob framed the mahogany in oak, then crafted a top-view deck model of a Yellow Jacket and finished off the plaque with a new-old-stock Yellow Jacket dash tag.

The gleaming memento now hangs on the wall in the entryway of Bob's home in Plano. It's one of a kind, though, guys, so don't try to order one! Bob said that one was enough, and he plans to keep this treasure for himself.

The WBA is a club that gives all its members an opportunity to express their talents in woodworking, mechanics and other boating-related skills. It's also a great place to learn new skills. Any one of our members who has restored a boat will tell you that they learned a lot along the way.

Don't feel like you have to be a master woodworker to undertake your first project. Come out to the shop on any given Saturday, and see what's going on. Offer to help out, and let the learning begin! Soon you'll have the confidence to undertake your own restoration project...and look forward to help from experienced WBA members as well. Our shop and our collaborative project work sets our club apart. Come and take full advantage of your WBA membership!

And, finally:

Please take a look in the shed or garage for the leftover parts or other saleable items you can donate to the club. Bring them to any WBA meeting, or contact David Kanally at for pickup.