Including Update on a New Project in Lucas!

October, 2015

Ride 'n Show This Weekend!

Come on out this weekend for all the fun events of the Ride 'n Show on Lake Lewisville. We're kicking off with a welcome party at the Hilton Garden Inn ($25pp. If you haven't signed up, let David Kanally 940-395-2742 know if you're coming.) Then Saturday, we'll launch beginning at 8 a.m. at Pier 121, then have our show all day. MarineMax is hosting a dockside lunch, and we'll have cocktails and dinner at Angelina's in the Colony (at 7 pm, pay your own way).


Sunday morning will bring our traditional run on the lake, with a Skippers' Meeting at 8:30 on the dock. After the run, we'll enjoy the Sunday Brunch at the Wet Bar at Pier 121.

We've got a great variety of classic wooden and glass boats lined up for both water and land display. Come on out and enjoy this great show!! Read more!

White Rock Event Successful, Avoids Storm!

It was as if the weatherman knew we had a show goin' on at White Rock on Saturday, September 19. It rained buckets and buckets to our north and west, but the White Rock area had only a few sprinkles during the land and water display at the White Rock Boat Club.



(Clockwise from above left: Scott and Thuy Myers' Gar Wood, John Wilson's '40 Chris Barrelback, Bo McIlvoy's '77 Chrysler Conqueror S-III Super Bee, Bob Adair's '76 Chrysler Custom outboard). Thanks to all who brought boats and to our WRBC hosts! Video here! See the Slide Show!

Hill Country Show Promises Greatness at Lake LBJ Oct. 16-18!

The annual Austin/Hill Country Wooden Boat Show will be held Oct. 16-18 on Lake LBJ, TX. Event co-host Scott Reichardt sends this message to participants: "We are currently at 31 boats and 69 people for the Friday night dinner cruise. It should be a very good show. If you prefer to display your boat on land, there is adequate space in the HSB Marina parking lot. Launching is available at either the LCRA ramp at the end of Wirtz Dam Road or at the Horseshoe Bay Marina ramp. If you launch at the marina ramp, their trailer parking is up at the airport and they will have personnel available to help you. See you soon and safe travels." Scheduled events include: Friday, October 16: cruise to lunch at Sunrise Beach Marina Boaters Bistro for early arrivals. Dinner at Reichardt home at 6:30 PM. Saturday, October 17: Show at Horseshoe Bay Marina 10 AM-3PM.


Dinner aboard the Horseshoe Bay Resort dining yacht 6:00 PM. Sunday, October 18: coffee and doughnuts at Frechette home 8:00-9:30 AM. Adjourn. Lunch costs for Friday and Saturday will be the responsibility of the participants. Cost of the Saturday night dinner cruise will be covered by the Southwest Chapter for chapter members. There will be a cash bar on the dinner cruise. Non-chapter members can pay the chapter cost of $24.00 attend. Please let us know by Wednesday, October 7 if you are attending, bringing a boat, and number of people for Friday and Saturday dinners and Sunday coffee run.

Horseshoe Bay Resort Hotel is offering us a show special room rate of $149/night. To reserve a room, call 877-611-0112 and mention you are reserving as part of the Wooden Boat Show.

Davis, Bauer Make Trip from Michigan for Sept. Meeting

After a good bit of coordination and organization by WBA VP Steve Griffitts and member Jay Emerson, the dynamic duo of Sheila Davis and Frank Bauer journeyed from Michigan to Dallas and Pottsboro. Frank (above right) presented an epic restoration story about his Chris-Craft Cobra at the September 19, WBA meeting, where Sheila also met club members.


The very next day, Sheila and Frank traveled to Jay Emerson's shop in Pottsboro, where Sheila applied gold leaf lettering to a number of boats, including Scott and Thuy Myers' Gar Wood (she's using the stencil above left; finished product can be seen in White Rock story above). Thanks to Frank and Sheila for sharing their knowledge and skill!

Lucas Shop Hosts Another Yellow Jacket Restoration!

(Above) Robin McGeorge tows the newly acquired 1956 Yellow Jacket Catalina upon its arrival in Dallas. Troy Marshall and David Kanally were also along on the trip in from Weatherford, where the boat changed hands from WBA member Charles Browder, to Troy and Robin.



This will be the second '56 YJ Catalina restored by WBA members; the first was Chuck Pool's YJ, done by Lew White, Bob Adair and David Kanally in 2009-2010. Troy and Robin can see what they're in for in this slide show. This will make a great boat for a new WBA member soon!!

Next WBA Monthly Meeting October 15th. Don't Miss It!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, October 15th, 2015 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.

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. The October meeting will feature a presentation by antique and classic outboard motor collector and restorer Tom Hage.

As always, we'll have generous helpings of fellowship and Italian food.

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

We were pleased with the turnout at White Rock Lake on September 19, and want to salute all WBA members who make the time and put forth the effort to share their boats with the public in our events. One of our club's purposes is "To educate and inform the public about the historic significance of our antique and classic boats." Through events like White Rock, The Ride 'n Show this weekend, and the upcoming Hill Country/Lake LBJ show, hundreds of people learn about classic boat history, and many re-live precious memories of their early years in boating. We know exactly what it takes to get your boat ready, and to make the trip to a show, so on behalf of the entire club, thanks to you who make our shows happen.

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