The original owner kept that motor in clean shape. Now my turn to take care of while I have the opportunity. I think that one picture shows Terry’s feet with him relaxing while the Merc Tower gets a little exercise… that was a great weekend and fun run with all of those other amazing variety of old boats and classics! Hope lots of people can make that event next year.
I hear ya’ Bob. You are simply stating facts. I used to love snowmobiling, so never minded switching sports and always did my mechanical wrenching on opposite season equipment… I retired from snowmobiling in recent years, so use my winters to catch up on getting boat stuff done over winter like restoring the trailer in that picture… I need to get off the couch more and into the garage as there is still plenty of other boat motors to work on for another project or 2. Time is flying and I need to get some things accomplished. If I lived in year round boating country, I think I would have to get rid of those projects and just go boating more often with just one boat. At least I figured out a few years back that I have to at least keep one boat running so I don’t miss a season on the water.
Mark, loved the pics from this past summer.
Wish I could make some of those meets but the homefront situation prohibits it. Since giving up boating now almost two years I really don't miss it...much. Waits at the ramp, wind, cold at times. You need perfect weather and those are becoming hard to come by.
Maybe in the future I will be able to attend some of those shows and you can give this old fart a ride.
I do miss the fishing part of it though. Can't leave the house too often to even sit on the dock.
Having a rough time getting to one of the project boats I got just to flip. We had a bad wind storm here a few weeks ago and it took out a 100 foot tree next to my house and really couldn't get to this boat. Now that we have most of this cleaned up I can get to it but It is so damn cold and there is snow on everything, I really don't want to deal with it now lol. It is suppose to warm up this next week into the 40s, I will get to it then and get the motor winterized and the boat covered. Got lucky the tree just missed this boat but I kind of wish we hadn't already winterized and stored the bass boat, It was parked right next to this one and would have been a nice addition to the insurance claim we had to make.
Sure glad nobody was hurt with that big tree! Also could have taken boat and house. That is too close for comfort! Cal - I hear you my friend. We will stay in touch. I am realizing more every day that any decent day on the water with family and friends is a wonderful moment in time. Lost 4 close family members and a close friend late this year, so haven’t been here much trying to get the wind back in my sails. Most people on this site likely know that isn’t easy after losses. I use boat work in the garage for the distraction. Hope for great health and happiness to all who are doing their boat thing as we all navigate life.