Including an Update from Lucas!

November, 2019

Lake LBJ Show Hot and Successful!

As the Texas summer extended brazenly into the first weekend of October, members of the SWACBS, the WBA, family and friends gathered for the magnificent Austin Hill Country Boat Show on October 4-6, 2019 at the Horseshoe Bay Marina on Lake LBJ. See more about this show and others on our Facebook page. (Dan Stober photos above.)


A wide variety of antique and classic boats were on display at the marina, and participants enjoyed runs on the lake and social time together, including a dinner gathering at the home of co-host Scott Reichardt and donuts and coffee at the home of co-host Jim Frechette. Thanks, guys, for a great event! (Cindy Chebultz photos below.)

Cruisin' Lewisville Lake Beats All Expectations!

More than twenty boats and dozens of classic cars made the 2019 Cruisin' Lewisville Lake show on October 19 a stunning sucess, complemented by Mother Nature's gift of a crystal clear fall day. Watch drone footage here.


Special thanks to Katina Real and the team who put this show together, including live music, a barbecue, and all the amenities of the Pier 121 Marina. See Trey Bull's photo reportage here. Watch the video here.

WBA Members See "Magnificent Machines" Video Featuring Member Boats!

WBA members at the club's October 17 meeting were treated to a presentation of a Keels & Wheels video from CBS Sports "Magnificent Machines". The video featured a number of WBA member boats, including Steve McCune with "Dee Dee's Hafer", Scott Myers with "Ngo Said Yes", and Jeff Hill with his Dippy, "Sarah". Other boats from SWACBS and Heartland Classics ACBS members were also featured.


In other business, the following slate of officers was presented by the nominating committee: President: Scott Myers; Vice-President: Phil Wolff; Treasurer: Scott Reichardt; Secretary: Trey Bull. Attendees at the WBA November 21 meeting will be asked to vote on this slate of officers, so be sure and make your voice heard. The monthly meetings are a great opportunity for fellowship and story swapping.

Robin's Cavalier Passes Sea Trial, Fisher's Chris Gets Shiny!

(Above) WBA Test Pilot Bill Mott scoots across Lewisville Lake on Saturday, October 19 in Robin McGeorge's 1956 Chris-Craft Cavalier. The little runabout moves right along. The boat will soon be listed for sale, with proceeds going to the club. Watch the video here.

(Below) Seems like every time we get to the shop, Dennis Fisher and Gary have been there ahead of us, putting another coat of spar varnish on Dennis'Chris.



(Above) Seen from the aft seat, Bill Mott heads back to Pier 121 Marina following a successful test of the 15-1/2' Cavalier, powered by a 60hp Chris-Craft Hercules flat-head four.

(Below) Seen from the port stern, both the exterior and interior of Dennis Fisher's Chris are beginning to take on that shiny varnished look. Looks like Dennis and Gary are about half-way to a mirror finish. Keep up the good work!

Next WBA Monthly Meeting November 21st, 2019, Guest Night!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, November 21st, 2019 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 to a lucky winner.

As is our custom, the November meeting will be guest night, with the club picking up $10 of your guest's tab! 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. Plus, we'll have a presentation of general interest to antique and 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:

We would be remiss, especially with the first frost of the season already in the ten-day forecast, to remind you about winterizing your boat. For outboards and I/Os, be sure to drain the lower unit and refill it with gear lube. Drain your inboard engines using the water drains located near the bottom of the block (locations vary based on make and model). If you're not sure you can drain your engine well, run some boat/rv antifreeze through the cooling system, allowing the solution to be pumped in at the water pump, circulate through the engine and come out the exhaust. Make sure your negative battery cable is disconnected for the winter to avoid discharging. Also, you may want to add some Sta-bil to your fuel system. Here's a handy YouTube video with more detail.

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.