Bilge Pump Masthead

Complete with a Project Update!

November, 2021
In Person Meetings to Resume November 18!



After careful consideration by your officers and a general consensus at the October 21 WBA meeting, the club will resume its in-person meetings as of the November 18, 2021 monthly gathering at Two Guys from Italy, 11637 Webb Chapel Road in Dallas.

You are cordially invited to join us in person for dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed immediately by the meeting, beginning at 7 p.m. If you are unable to attend in person, you will be able to join via Zoom. A meeting reminder that will include the Zoom link will be sent out a few days prior to the meeting.

Please join us, one way or the other, on November 18!

Lake Travis Rendezvous Breezy and Beautiful!

WBA members from the DFW area and the greater Austin area gathered on October 8-10 at Lake Travis for a weekend of socializing and enjoying antique and classic boating.



Host Cindy Chebultz laid out the red carpet, taking members on a cruise on her '67 Chris-Craft Constellation and arranging for dining opportunities in various locations. Thanks, Cindy! Watch Trey Bull's video of the event here.

Cruisin' Lake Lewisville was a Blast!

The weather was ideal. The turnout was better than expected. And what can we say about a gathering of devoted classic boat and car people on a perfect Texas day?



The annual show, organized by WBA member Katina Real, featured live entertainment and a Texas barbecue food truck. What more could a person ask for? Watch the video shot by David Kanally here.

Chebultz Reports on Lake Travis, Webster Presents Historical Moment!

WBA member and world traveler Cindy Chebultz not only hosted the Lake Travis Rendezvous the weekend of October 9, she agreed to present a report on the event as the program for the October 21 meeting of the WBA. With additional commentary and video by Trey Bull, the club enjoyed a full accounting of the event via Zoom. Thanks to Cindy and Trey.

For the historical moment, two-term WBA president Mark Webster joined the meeting and shared his earliest experiences with the club and some of its original members, helping him with the purchase, restorataion and upkeep on his two classic boats, a Chris-Craft Continental and Plastic Fantastic, an XK 22. Mark's fond recollection of his years with the club resonated with members who enjoy the camaraderie and activities of the WBA!



Project Updates from the Lucas Shop!

(Above) Robin McGeorge works on the reassembly of the Mark 55 40-hp motor intended for the Nevada Yellow Jacket. Final work on the wiring harness is next.

(Above) Carl Lapiska (r) and son Hayden deepen the countersinks and install new bungs in the hull planks of Carl's '64 Chris-Craft Super Sport.


(Above) Ann Hallam sands between varnish coats on the seats for her Yellow Jacket Trigger, which will soon move into full restoration at the Lucas Shop.

(Above) Seb Borrello turns a blank of mahogany to plug the drain holes of the transom of the Nevada Yellow Jacket. The current holes will be re-drilled at a better angle.

Next WBA Monthly Meeting November 18 at Two Guys. Zoom Too!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, November 18th at 7 p.m. at Two Guys from Italy on Web Chapel Road in Dallas. 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.

Plus, we'll have a presentation of recent WBA events and a historical moment by a long-time member.  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.

The meeting will take place on line also, 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 in person or on Zoom to be a part of our monthly fellowship!

Shop Talk and Musings: A Vibrant Organization

If you haven't seen the WBA Facebook page, you should have a look. Even after all these years, it's amazing and wonderful to see how many WBA members are enjoying various facets of our hobby, from hunting down the perfect project, to performing full-blown restorations, to acquiring the boat of their dreams, to solving detailed technical problems, to just plain having a blast on the water. In a time when classic vehicle clubs are worried over declining membership, the WBA seems to be thriving. Part of the credit for that goes to our tireless membership chair, Trey Bull. But much of the credit goes to you, who stay active and involved in our hobby and our activities. The key to a vibrant organization is active participation by engaged and dedicated people. Thank you!

And finally, please take a look in the shed or garage for leftover parts or other salable items you can spray with Lysol, then donate to the Club. Contact David Kanally at for more info.