Complete with a Project Update!

October, 2022
Sign Up Now! Lake LBJ Show October 7-9!

There's still time to sign up for the Lake LBJ Show 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.

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. Let's make this a great show and a well-attended event!

Register Now: 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.



September Meeting Features Ride 'n Show Video from 2011!



It's hard to believe that eleven years have passed since the memorable WBA Ride 'n Show at the Hilton Bella Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard. Happily, the video is still out there to remind us of the appearance of not only some beautiful member boats, but also of the Metroplex Ski Club, which gave a spectacular performance in front of the Rockwall city docks.

President Scott Myers also covered the regular business of the club, encouraging participation in upcoming events. Treasurer Scott Reichardt gave a healthy financial report. More than twenty members attended, either in person or via Zoom.

You can see the video here!

Project Updates from the Lucas Shop and Beyond!

(Above) Ann and John Hallam's Trigger is complete! The team rolled the boat out into the sunshine for some beauty shots recently, and hope to debut the Trigger at one of our October events.

(Above) Carl Lapiska has reached coat #7 on his '64 Super Sport. He's taking his time, and doing lots of surface prep between coats.

(Above) Eric Wueste has installed and adjusted the steering cables on his fiberglass Yellow Jacket. The job usually takes two people, but Eric managed it alone.


(Above) Robin McGeorge paid a visit to the shop recently, and got a chance to give the OK on the completed Trigger. Finishing touches included the addition of eyes on the transom and the refurbishment of the trailer's winch.

(Above) Carl is very close to a mirror finish on the hull sides, and we're pretty sure he won't rest until he gets it just right.

(Above) The very pretty Johnson motor is the perfect complement to Eric's rig. With the steering cables now installed, he can move on to other finishing touches.

Next WBA Monthly Meeting October 20th at Two Guys!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, October 20th, 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: The Importance of Boating Events

Each of us has his or her own way of enjoying our hobby. Some really get into boat restoration. Others enjoy collecting show-quality boats restored by professionals, while others are big fans of the boating lifestyle, taking to area lakes whenever they can. Boat shows are an important part of our club's activity, no matter what part of antique and classic boating you enjoy. And we have two of our best events happening in the coming days. Not only do these events allow you to enjoy fellowship with fellow classic boaters, they also give you the opportunity to enjoy boats that you wouldn't see otherwise, and to share your work with your peers. And don't forget, there are members of the public who attend as well, helping us to achieve one of the purposes of our club, "to educate and inform the public about the historic significance of our antique and classic boats." So make every effort to participate in the Lake LBJ Show and the Cruisin' Lewisville Lake events this month!

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.