Including Updates from the Lucas Palookas!

October, 2018

Register Now for "Cruisin' Lewisville Lake" Show,

at Pier 121 Marina, Saturday, Oct. 20!

Katina Real and the Pier 121 Yacht Club are hosting a one-day show at Pier 121 on Saturday, October 20, beginning with a 9 a.m. launch and setup, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. show, and lunch at the Pier 121 marina. We'll be joined by car enthusiasts from the area with a display of classic cars. "Cruisin' Lewisville Lake" should be a great day!

To register, call Katina at (972) 977-0613, or email her at .

Let's have a great turnout for this show. Please also let David Kanally know if you plan on attending.


WBA Boats to be Displayed at Park Place Show Oct. 13!!


A number of WBA member boats will be on display at the prestigious Park Place Luxury & Supercar Showcase to be held on Saturday, October 13 at the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas.

Our boats will be displayed alongside some of the most beautiful and exotic cars on the market. This will be the first time Park Place has invited the WBA to participate in this land display show.

Participating members have been busy preparing their boats and submitting the appropriate information about their entries for the show signage and program. Come on out to the Four Seasons on the 13th to see this prestigious and unique display!

WBA Makes Good Showing at Grand Lake!


Congratulations to the WBA winners at the Grand Lake, OK Mahogany & Chrome Show held on September 6-9. Pictured at left are Scott Myers (Gold Award for "Ngo Said Yes"), Tom Wolfe (holding Platinum Award for Jim and Rhonda's "Selah"), Jim Wolfe (Best Century Award for "Selah") and Phil Wolff (Silver Award for his newly acquired classic glass Century Resorter).

The event was well attended, with over 30 boats on display. As always, the Heartland Classics ACBS Chapter did a great job of organizing the show and all the side trips and activities.

The show has been captured in video, which you can watch on YouTube here.

WBA Panel Members Reminisce at September Meeting

Special thanks to Bill Kimball for contacting a number of our long-time members to share their stories about the early days of the WBA and the history of wooden boating in the DFW area. Lewis Lawson, Walter Hill, Bill Mott, Robin McGeorge, Mike and Katina Real were on the panel.


Stories of early shows, funny mishaps and lots of White Rock and Lewisville Lake history were featured during the discussion. The WBA dates back to the 1980s, and wooden boating in DFW goes back many more years than that. Thanks to our panel for bringing that history alive!

If You Like to Sand, Lucas is the Place for You!

(Above) Dennis Fisher has been busy sanding the decks and sides of his Chris Craft. His goal is to preserve as much of the existing wood as possible. There's still plenty of work to do, but Dennis' progress is clearly visible.

(Above) Before: Scott Myers had a problem with his throttle linkage binding up due to a clumsy angle between the cable bracket and the carburetor, so he asked Rex Hoecker to help.



(Above) Robin McGeorge makes good headway on the removal of bottom paint from the donated Hafer. Cedar strip construction is clearly visible. The bottom will be sheathed in fiberglass.

(Above) After: Rex came up with a very elegant and simple solution of a bracket that corrected the bad angle, and provided a sturdy attachment for the cable clip. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

Next WBA Monthly Meeting October 18th, 2018. Don't Miss It!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Two Guys from Italy at 11637 Webb Chapel Road, just south of Forest Lane. We'll be continuing our door prize tradition, giving out a classic boating book from collections donated by Pat Baldwin and Bill McNally to a lucky winner.

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. We'll be swapping stories of our various boating and project adventures. We'll have a chance to hear a presentation of interest to classic boating enthusiasts. And, of course, 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

What a treat it was to attend the Mahogany & Chrome Show at Grand Lake this year. This was the first time Boatress Cheryl and I have attended this show, and needless to say, we were impressed with the lake, the venues and the number and quality of boats on display. Grand Lake is summer home (and even year-round home in some cases) to some beautiful wooden runabouts, utilities and cruisers. And the Mahogany & Chrome event draws even more participants from Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and beyond. The Heartland Classics Chapter has strong leadership and a proud tradition of a great show. We extend to these fine folks our thanks and admiration.

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.