Including updates from Carrollton and Lucas!
July, 2012

White Rock and Ride 'n Show Plans Firming Up!

September 8 is the date to mark for our one-day show at White Rock Lake. We have been invited by the White Rock Boat Club at the north end of the lake to display our boats on their docks for the day. Should be a fun day! Let Gay Perry know if you can bring your boat! We're in the process of getting permits, so will inform you of details soon.


Ready to catch some air on beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard? Reserve the 12th-14th of October, 2012! We'll once again enjoy the beautiful docks and amenities at Rockwall's Bella Harbor. If you'd like a special weekend experience, reserve today at the Hilton Inn at Rockwall. More details on our group meals and activities will be published as the date draws near.

Wolfe Coronado Hull Stained and Sealed

Jim Wolfe has been making great progress on the hull of his Coronado in his Carrollton garage, staining all the parts that don't get painted and sealing the entire hull.


He says priming and painting the bottom is next, then it'll be time for another flippin' party, this time in the right-side-up direction! Sweet boat, Jim!

McCollum Touts Table Rock at June Meeting

Guy McCollum gave us a nice overview of the ACBS Annual meeting and show to take place Sept. 19-22 at Table Rock Lake, MO. He showed video of Great Cedar Lodge and reviewed all the details of events and activities. Thanks for an inviting presentation at our June meeting, Guy! Learn more on the ACBS website!

Lucas Shop Abuzz with Activity!

This week we're focusing on Marc Hill's '68 Grand Prix. Mark Wilson has also made progress on his...the bottom has received its second coat of white paint! Marc Hill's boat is right side up and beginning to receive deck planking. See planking for stern area above the transom and gas tank (above and below).

Robin McGeorge and Troy Marshall are at it again. They've picked up a 1967 Chris-Craft Super Sport with a 427, and are already tearing into it. Below, the windshield and deck hardware are mostly off now.


Above, note that the foredeck frames, king plank and battens are in place, ready for the final planks to be fitted. Below, the gas tank was given a good sand blasting and sealing inside and out before being re-installed in the stern. Marc's getting pretty excited about that "light at the end of the tunnel" thing.

Below, the seats, floorboards and engine compartment decking have been pulled to allow access to the beefy 427 which will be pulled for a refresh. Can't wait to hear that baby fire up! Stay tuned.

Next Monthly Meeting July 19, 2012. Don't miss it!

Join us on Thursday, July 19th at 7 p.m. at Two Guys from Italy at 11637 Webb Chapel Road, just south of Forest Road. DOOR PRIZE ALERT! WBA Treasurer and benefactor John Parish has begun a monthly giveaway of one of his many boating and woodworking related books as a door prize. You must be present to win. At the June meeting, Jim Donovan took home How to Restore Your Wooden Runabout by Don Danenberg. A $150 value!! Our program will be given by David Kanally, WBA president. David will be bringing back the latest from the Lawson History Center at the summer lair of Bill Baldwin, Chautauqua Lake, NY. He'll also have photos of the restoration of his boat's sister ship, a 1956 Cowell King lapstrake outboard, which will be on display at the Lawson Center.

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:

I had the good fortune of being invited into the inner sanctum of Chip Rathbun's outboard motor collection a couple weeks back when I took Chuck Pool's old Scott Attwater motor over to Chip's place in Flower Mound. Wow. There's a whole 'nother world out there in antique boating, guys. These little motors, ranging in horsepower from .9 to 10 or so are like mechanical jewels. Made of polished aluminum, buffed out brass and carefully painted steel, these motors are from the very earliest days of recreational boating. Chip is a real artist when it comes to restoring these motors. They can be picked up with one hand and several can be stored in a spare room. Chip is active in the Texas Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club and serves as its president. He regularly walks away with the best antique outboard boat prize at Keels & Wheels, and now has his eye set on a national prize at Table Rock. Don't be surprized if he wins. Just sayin'.

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.