Including an update from our Lucas Shop!
July, 2009

Dockside Market at Summer Boat Show Benefits WBA

Help us fly the WBA flag at the Dallas Summer Boat Show, July 24-26. You can represent the WBA at the WBA Booth, receive a complimentary WBA T-Shirt (new design and color!) and get into the show for free. In addition, you'll be supporting a major new form of revenue for the Club...the organizers of the Dallas Summer Boat Show are


donating a portion of the proceeds from the Dockside Market space rentals to the WBA. The Sale, a nautical flea market, will be the only one of its kind in North Texas, and promises to be a major fundraiser for us in the future. To volunteer for a shift or two, contact Mark Webster via email, or at (214) 403-3851.

Harvey Pizza Party a Grand Success!

By Elizabeth Webster

There was something for everyone at the WBA's summer soiree held June 5th at Ray and Carol Harvey's elegant estate on Inwood Road. The uber-picnic was a way to kick off the summer season and it was clear that nothing had been forgotten.

Many of the club's members were there to catch a glimpse of Ray's new 1956 Chris-Craft Capri trailered out front between Jim Donovan's Harley and a mobile pizzeria. While the captains were taking in gaskets and bungs, their spouses could be found oohing and ahhing over the splendid gardens, fountain pool and lavish outdoor living areas. Not to be left out, the younger generation had endless fun volleying out on the lighted tennis court.

With so many distractions it took something truly spectacular to bring folks to the table and Jay Jernier's Neopolitan pizza oven on wheels was just the thing. Pan after pan of delicious pizzas had guests coming back for more and praising the new and unique way to cater the perfect party. Carol and Ray have really set the bar high for the WBA and it was one evening that will not soon be forgotten.


Register now for the WBA's premier annual event, the Ride 'n Show, August 28-30, 2009.

We'll start with a barbecue at Al Kroemer's Garagemahal in Argyle on Friday night, followed on Saturday by the in-the-water show at Eagle


Point Marina on Lake Lewisville, with launching starting at 8 a.m. Bob Van Guilder will host the Saturday night party, and our Sunday morning run will begin with an 8:30 a.m. Skipper's meeting on the Eagle Point docks. Read more! Register!

Don't Forget! Joe Pool Lake for National Marina Day, August 8

Launch and lunch with ease on conveniently located Joe Pool Lake. We’ll begin launching at 8:00 a.m. and slips will be available for all boats. The slips are directly in front of the Oasis Restaurant, which has indoor and outdoor


seating. Don’t miss this one—Joe Pool is full and clean.

Link to Flyer with details and directions.

Lucas Shop Update: Got Hemi?

Troy Marshall's 1948 Hacker Triple

Clockwise from upper right: The true length of the boat and the scale of the project is seen from on high. Exhaust pipes required a wedge-shaped cut and new weld to clear a stringer. Using a rat-tail file, Troy reams the through-hull opening for the water intake to cool the Chrysler Hemi. Robin looks into the very full engine compartment of the Hacker Triple.

Next Meeting July 16--Don't Miss It!

Join us on Thursday, July 16th for our monthly meeting and renew some old friendships. We'll be finalizing plans for the Dockside Sale at the Dallas Summer Boat Show, so be there to show your support. You'll be amazed at the number and enthusiasm of members in attendance. We've been seeing some faces from the past as well as new members! The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 16th at the Midway Point at LBJ and Midway Road.

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m. at the Midway Point prior to the meeting!

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.