Complete with a Project Update!

September, 2022
Lake LBJ Show October 7-9!

The Lake LBJ Show is making a big splash this October 7-9 at the lovely Horseshoe Bay Resort. This popular event is back, and is well worth the trip! The event will include a dinner at the HSB Resort on Friday and a group dinner at Reichardt lakefront residence on Saturday. The show will be held at the lovely Horseshoe Bay Marina from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. We'll also gather for donuts and coffee at Frechettes' lake home on Sunday morning. Recent increases in food prices will require us to charge a $20 per person charge for all those attending the weekend.

Lodging: Most participants find their own lodging in Marble Falls or other Lake LBJ towns. For those who prefer it,



the on-site Horseshoe Bay Resort is offering a $229 per night rate (significantly discounted from their $400+ rack rate) for boat show participants, email for the special rate.

Registration (by Sept. 15, please, so Scott can give the caterer an accurate headcount): Please let Scott Reichardt know if you can attend, and include the following info: your name, your guest(s)' names and any boat(s) you may be bringing to the show. Payment: To pay by PayPal, send $20 per person to . To pay by check, mail your registration info and a check for $20 per person, payable to Wooden Boat Association to: Phil Wolff, 3770 Whitehall, Dallas, TX 75229.

Cruisin' Lewisville Lake October 15!



WBA member Katina Real has once again pulled together local car and boat clubs to put on the Cruisin' Lewisville Lake Show on Saturday, October 15th at Pier 121 on Lewisville Lake. The Marina's parking lot will be full of antique and classic cars, and the boat slips will gleam with the mahogany hulls and classic lines of the WBA's boats! There's also room for land displays of your boat. The WBA always makes a good showing, so let's keep the tradition alive with a great turnout!

Registration is from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The show will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year, the Marina's restaurant, Pier Fans Sport Club, will be available for food and beverages. Please plan on attending this great local show. For more information call Katina at 972-997-0613. Download the flyer here. Online registration here!

Parish Presents Data on Lake Levels, Drought at August Meeting!



Recent heat waves, dry spells, droughts and rainfall led John Parish to share his passion for all things having to do with water reserves, lake levels, water tables and climatic trends with the WBA at the August 18 monthly meeting.

John brought with him a well-researched presentation that he shared on the screen, and through the Zoom camera, with the members attending the meeting online.

The presentation included not only data for North Texas, but also for the state and other areas of the country that have suffered even more greatly than Texas from water shortages. Dramatic photos of Lake Mead, for example, showed areas that have become high and dry for the first time in decades. Thanks, John, for a thorough and important presentation! (Trey Bull photo)

Project Updates from the Lucas Shop and Beyond!

(Above) Ann Hallam applies the second coat of varnish on the Trigger's rub rails. After considering an aluminum option, it was decided that the mahogany rub rails were aesthetically more pleasing than aluminum, and were better able to make the compound bends the flared hull requires.

(Above) Carl Lapiska applies the fourth coat of spar varnish to the hull sides of his beautiful 1964 Chris-Craft Super Sport.

(Above) Phil Wolff got his engine back from the rebuilders for his 21' Century Coronado. The pistons and cylinders look more like contemporary bar ware than engine components. Phil's in the reassembly phase now.


(Above) In an earlier photo, the steam-bent port rub rail is dry-fitted to the Trigger. Once cool and dry, the rail was removed, sanded, stained and varnished. Four or five coats will be required before rails are re-fastened to the boat. Screw holes will be filled, stained and varnished.

(Above) David Kanally fashions a plastic spacer for the inner workings of the Trigger's shifter box. Without it, the cams seem to hang up on each other.

(Above) Phil's big block Ford 427 will be just the ticket for pushing the big Coronado down the lake at speed that will bring a big grin to Phil's face. He's also swelled the boat's original bottom, and believes it will work just fine.

Next WBA Monthly Meeting September 15th at Two Guys!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 7 p.m. You'll receive an email reminder for the meeting a few days prior. We've acquired a camera and microphone for the club to provide a much better Zoom experience for those who cannot join in person. We'll be continuing our door prize tradition, giving out an e-book of the lucky winner's choice, or a complimentary design of a boat show placard.

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: Cares and Concerns

We normally share our Cares and Concerns during the WBA meetings and in our minutes, but we're making a special exception and letting you know that Robin McGeorge has been in the hospital, battling some age-related symptoms. The shop crew has been visiting him regularly, and are pleased to report that Robin remains in good spirits. He has now moved into a rehab facility close to home to further his care and recovery. Contact David Kanally for more details.

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.