Including an update from our Lucas Shop!
August, 2009

Joe Pool, Ride 'n Show Just Around the Corner!


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.

WBA Shines Bright at Dallas Summer Boat Show!

Donning new yellow logo T-shirts and speaking with pride about the five antique and classic boats the Club had on display, WBA members never looked better than on July 24-26 at the Dallas Summer Boat Show. The Dockside Market concept was clearly illustrated by a sales display of marine-related items and artwork. The Club plans to grow the Dockside Market idea in the future as a fund-raiser. The show attracted some new members--we now have 65!



Ed. Note: Phil and his family took their Century Resorter to Wisconsin recently. To see all of Phil's wonderful photos, click here.

BOO BOO and family made a road trip to the Northern Woods of Wisconsin for a weeklong vacation. The roundtrip drive from Dallas was 2500 miles and went without any problems. The Lone Stone Lake we visited was small however very clear, spring feed, and with the air temperatures in the mid 70’s for a high and 45 to 55 for the lows was a big relief from the Texas heat. The boat worked flawlessly and preformed well while all the family and “out-laws” went skiing in the chilly waters. Century built these boats for this very task and we removed her signature sliding top for the trip. We watched Bald Eagles fishing the lake from a few hundred feet away! On Wednesday we portaged to Eagle River and went on a chain-o-lakes cruise that went for miles along the river, Yellow Birch Lake, Duck Lake, Otter Lake, Eagle Lake, and Voyager Lake. The family group went on a pontoon boat while Richard and I made the run in BOO BOO for some father son time. We did see a few other wooden boats tied up along the way but none in the water running. Timing did not allow for us to attend the Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show held in Minocqua WI but we would have attended if the timing had allowed. The total experience was a great reward for the time spent restoring these beauties and made it all worthwhile!

White Rock Event Confirmed for September 26

Through the efforts of WBA members Bill Baldwin and David Kanally, permission from all concerned parties has been obtained to hold a display of antique and classic wooden boats at the Corinthian Sailing Club on White Rock Lake on Saturday, September 26th, 2009.

If you would like to include your boat in the display, please contact David Kanally by email or phone 940-395-2742. Only about ten boats will be included.

In addition to our usual mahogany inboards, the display will also include two examples of North Texas-built outboards: A Yellow Jacket from Denison and a Willis from Dallas.

We will launch boats at 8 a.m. and have the display ready for viewing by the public by 9. The display will remain open until 3 p.m., and we will haul out by 4. Due to restrictions on the lake, we will not be conducting a run on the lake. This event will be in keeping with our third club purpose: "To educate and inform the public about the historic significance of our antique and classic boats."

Be on the lookout for additional information at upcoming meetings and the September Bilge Pump.

Lucas Update: Who Let the Hemi Out?

Troy Marshall's 1948 Hacker Triple

Above: The full length of the 22' Triple can be appreciated as she emerges from the shop.

Below: Peeking at the Hemi from starboard.

Above: These hand-crafted floorboard panels will flank the Hemi in the engine compartment. Below: Richard Haug mans the water bucket feeding the Hemi's water pump while Troy Marshall makes linkage adjustments during the live test of the Hemi on Saturday, July 25, 2009

A WBA YouTube Exclusive!! Watch video of this Hemi Test!

Next Meeting August 20--Don't Miss It!

Join us on Thursday, August 20th for our monthly meeting and renew some old friendships. We'll be finalizing plans for the Annual Ride 'n 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, August 20th 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.