Author Topic: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7  (Read 7223 times)

jmuskoka

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The weather was terrific and the venue was outstanding.  The 2010 Muskoka Lakes Association Antique Boat Show was a resounding success!  We were there front and center with our usual display of seafleas, related stuff and information that we were able to share with thousands of spectators.  Great stories of days gone by and new stories of seafleas currently being built or restored was the continuing topic of discussion.  Many thanks to all of those people who shared their expertise and regaled us with tales of past boating events and personal glory.  "I had one of those when I was a kid" was the phrase-of-the-day, second only to "we have one of those under the cottage".  Hopefully, we have encouraged a new crop of potential seaflea builders to get started on their new boat building project.  Click on the link below for some pictures of this event.

http://www.muskokaseaflea.ca/MLA2010/index.htm



« Last Edit: August 08, 2010, 03:09:26 PM by jmuskoka »
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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 01:49:25 PM »
Sounds cool!

Maybe next year I can bring my boat to represent the Kawarthas!

(Finally launched it a couple of days ago)

Have a great day!

Roger
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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 11:02:13 PM »
Nice pictures . I enjoyed the event . Lots of boats that you don't see in Gravenhurst. I wish I had planned and taken my boat, maybe next year .
Thanks
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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 12:45:58 PM »
Really frustrated that we didn't make it down to this.....

I ended up at emerg on Friday night with an infection in my leg, so I spent my weekend with an IV in my hand and back and forth to the hospital for antibiotics.  All seems good now though, things seem to be healing up nicely.  I had a really bad infection in the same leg about 4 years ago so I wasn't taking any chances.

Anyhow.... it's just back to working on the flea!
Chris van Schaayk
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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 01:20:15 PM »
Great shots!  Wish we had a volunteer to be there!

Was the 444 hydro with OMC on back Daniel Osborn?
Andrew
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jmuskoka

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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 01:28:38 PM »
You bet!   I've got some other great shots that I'm going to post on the archives section.  Hopefully I'll get rid of the backlog this week.  The best part about the set up, was that the helmet was a snowmobile helmet...I LOVE it!  As a side note....while Daniel was out on the bay I overheard a number of "old-timers" comment that they remember when they had hydro races on that very same bay.......sigh.........I wish for the good old days.

Chris
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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2010, 05:28:34 PM »
Yeah, it was great being up there on Sat..Myself on a Minimax and my buddy on a Minimost, launched our boats and zipped around for a good hour of fun!!!

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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2010, 02:24:40 PM »
Ah, too bad you didn`t get shots of the Minimax and Minimost in action, the core models of the club!

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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010, 01:42:46 PM »
Yes.....I'm disappointed we missed each other.  We're heading to Gravenhurst this Sunday morning to do a video shoot.......care to come on over?

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Re: Race Boats of Muskoka - Port Carling, Ontario - Saturday August 7
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2010, 08:53:42 PM »
Ah, I have to work  at my firehall all day/night. Would have loved to join you!!!!!