Complete with a Project Update from Robin's Nest!

November, 2023

October was Chock-a-Block with WBA Gatherings!

WBA members went all out in October to present and enjoy their classic boats in three venues. Above, on October 7, ten Yellow Jacket Boats were assembled for the Denison Fall Fest. Video here.

Then on the weekend of October 14, Lindy and Lisa Robinson (above) organized the Austin Hill Country Show at Horseshoe Bay Marina on Lake LBJ. Video here.

Phil Wolff (below) was caught on camera enjoying his early glass Century Resorter on Saturday morning, Oct. 14 (Lisa Robinson photo)

On October 21, (below) vintage cars and boats gathered for the annual Cruisin' Lewisville Lake show organized by WBA members Katina and Mike Real. You can watch a brief video here.


WBA member Dennis Cheatham worked diligently for months with city officials and the Chamber of Commerce to make sure this first showing was worthy of the elaborate festival, and it was! Hundreds viewed the display. Special thanks to Dennis for his efforts on behalf of the Club. The event resulted in a lot of visibility for the WBA!

The event saw some very fine weather, and a good gathering of boats, as well as members of both the WBA and the Southwest Chapter of the ACBS (above).

Bill Mott's '57 Yellow Jacket Riviera (below)cruises into the sunrise at Lake LBJ. The show was well attended, mostly by Horseshoe Bay locals. (Lisa Robinson photo)

Marina construction limited space for boats, but there was room for Jim Donovan's XK22 (below) and the boats of Donny Lawson, John Ables, Phil Wolff and David Kanally. Dan Stober and Mike Real displayed their boats on land.

WBA to Ring in Holidays in Style on December 2!



One of the first parties of the Christmas Season is the WBA Holiday Party, to be hosted again this year by Ann and John Hallam. Mark your calendar now for Saturday evening, December 2 for this cheery event!

An eVite will be sent to all dues-paying WBA members shortly, containing the details of the venue, and a request for an RSVP.

Please plan on joining us for this lovely gathering, so we can welcome the Christmas Season together!

October Meeting Features Show Reports, Monthly Business



The WBA held its October 19th meeting at Two Guys from Italy and on Zoom. President Scott Myers led the proceedings, covering the regular business of the club, including reports from the officers and from the Robin McGeorge Boat Shop. Minutes of the meeting have been emailed to all members.

The program included videos and stories from the Denison and Lake LBJ gatherings on October 7 and 14, respectively.

(Left), Jim Frechette, aboard his Chris-Craft triple cockpit named "Moxie", talks with John Ables at Lake LBJ about topics not revealed in the event report.

Project Updates from the Robin McGeorge Boat Shop and Beyond!

(Above) Bill Mott tips a sealer coat of varnish on the hull sides of Joel Odom's Yellow Jacket.

(Above) Carl Lapiska positions a bronze frame brace before bedding and fastening to a frame of his Chris-Craft Super Sport.

(Above) Phil Brosseau wires the bilge pump in the Century Partners' Century Sabre, while Alan Oppenheimer takes a break from multiple finishing tasks.

(Above) Barney Gulley has faired the bottom of his 1957 Yellow Jacket and prepped the bottom for primer.

(Above) Ted Dysart and Carl Lapiska screw the lower transom plank onto Ted's Century Sabre after applying a generous bedding of 3M 5200 adhesive sealant.


(Above) The grain really shows through beautifully on both the mahogany deck and blond darts of Joel's Yellow Jacket.

(Above) Carl has cleaned and polished the bronze bilge hardware of his Super Sport, including the shaft log plate and frame brace.

(Above) The aft lift ring, gas cap and stern pole of the Century Partners' Sabre glisten in the bright LED lights of the shop.

(Above) Barney applied the primer onto his Yellow Jacket's bottom just in time to get this photo into the Bilge Pump!

(Above) By the time the fastening was complete, Ted's transom plank was pulled in tight and is there to stay. Lots of precision fitting and patience involved in this process.

Next Monthly Meeting November 16th at Two Guys, Don't Miss It!

boatOur next meeting will be Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 7 p.m. at Two Guys From Italy in Dallas. You'll receive an email reminder for the meeting a few days prior. We'll be continuing our door prize tradition, giving out an e-book, or print book of the lucky winner's choice, or a complimentary design of a boat show placard. The meeting will include a presentation of general interest to the classic boating community.

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: Let's Get Together!

Like many organizations and companies, the WBA seems to be recovering well from the strange time of separation we experienced during the Covid pandemic. However, we haven't come all the way back yet in terms of meeting attendance and show participation. We believe that while a few people may have personal health reasons for avoiding these gatherings, it's probably time that we make an extra effort to be present at the events we've planned together. Our next opportunities will be the November 16 monthly meeting and the Christmas Party on December 2. When you receive notices for these events, please respond to the positive. The more the merrier!

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.