Including coverage of Lucas Labor Pains!
December, 2010

WBA Holiday Season in Full Swing


It's December already, which means that our celebrations are about to begin. First, this Saturday, December 4, is the Holiday Party at the home of Jim and Rhonda Wolfe beginning at 6:30 p.m. View eVite.

If you haven't RSVP'd yet, it's not too late, just give Jim a call at 469-767-4911. The Wolfes live in Carrollton, ask Jim for directions. See you there for a great start to the holiday season!



Before you know it the new year will be here, and we'll be looking our best again, this time at the Annual Installation Banquet at the Canyon Creek Country Club, 625 West Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75080, Saturday January 15, 2011, beginning at 6 p.m. This year's program will be brought to us by Scott Self, the designer, builder and skipper of the breathtaking wooden catamaran Seawolf which sails on Lake Ray Hubbard. RSVP to this link.

Cardoza Creates WBA Marketing Visuals


WBA member and graphic designer Carlos Cardoza has lent his talents to the club, creating a flyer (left) for the White Rock Lake Centennial to be held on June 24-26, 2011, and a tabletop display (click on link below) for the Club's use at the Dallas Boat Show and other indoor events.

Bob Adair has volunteered to create a mahogany base for the 3' x 4' display to make sure it stays in place, even in drafty exhibit halls.

Special thanks to Carlos for creating these professional tools for our club!




Guest Night Brings View of International ACBS Scene


More than thirty WBA members and guests attended the Guest Night Meeting on November 18, 2010 at the Midway Point Restaurant. We were glad to see so many folks we see only a few times a year.

Guy McCollum (left), WBA member, ACBS activist and Keels and Wheels promoter, offered a comprehensive presentation of ACBS annual events to give the club a view of antique and classic boating at the international level.

With the capable creative and technical help of his wife Jacque, Guy helped broaden our appreciation of the networking and knowledge that can be had through participation in ACBS.

Guy has been instrumental in enhancing the experience for boaters at the Keels and Wheels event. Thanks to Guy and Jacque for a great presentation!

Lucas Shop Update: Suitable for Framing

We hopped out to the shop on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and found Marc Hill and son Austin continuing their comprehensive re-do of the framing on their '68 Chris-Craft Super Sport.


Marc showed us some pretty fancy router work done on the new chines by helper Dave Kuneman, making way for the new bottom soon to appear on the Chris. It's great to see the perseverance of these guys.

Next Monthly Meeting is February 17, 2011--Don't Miss It!

Because of our holiday celebrations, there are no regular monthly WBA meetings in December or January. Join us at the Midway Point on Thursday, February 17th for the next monthly meeting of the WBA. We'll be discussing our plans for the year as we lay out our annual calendar of events. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 17th at the Midway Point at LBJ and Midway Road.

Join us for a light meal and moderate libation at 5:30 p.m. at the Midway Point prior to the meeting.

Dues Reminder!

It's dues time again, so save us a stamp and send in your $35 for your 2011 dues to: Mark Webster, 4440 Beverly Drive, Dallas, TX 75205

Shop Talk and Musings:

Can't wait to see everybody at Wolfes' holiday party and at the Banquet! I can't believe another year has gone by. Which means it's already time to think about the year ahead!

The White Rock Centennial celebration will be a pretty big deal, and I think we're fortunate to be a part of it. We've sent invitations to over 100 Texas and Oklahoma wooden boat owners, many of whom are ACBS members but not WBA members, to join us in the displays and parade. We'll be keeping you up to date on the plans as they are formalized. Since this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, we want to make sure we get it right. We're shooting for a total of 30 boats, which would be a record for a WBA-organized event, if memory serves. If you can bring your boat, please let David Kanally know via email or phone at 940-395-2742. See the flyer. Check out the parade route.

And, finally:

Please take a look in the shed or garage for the leftover parts or other saleable items you can donate to the club. Bring them to any WBA meeting, or contact Phil Wolff at for pickup.