Sunday, 3 August 2014

A two Raid Week - Picton and Cobey

A lot happened in the shop this last week or two - otherwise our two outings with boats couldn't have happened! But Let's get on with the boating and social activity. First was a long scheduled annual event which we are now calling the Raid on Picton! Grant has again invited us to visit his cottage on the water in Picton and we had a great time again this year.

George ran his restored VW Hippie Wagon towing the skiff he built last year, Scott towed the Richardson AquaFlyer cedarstrip down and on Sunday afternoon MB arrived with the Dileas in tow and the Mini-Hopper sea flea in the back of the truck.

George in his lovely skiff
Richardson with 18HP Johnson

The crew went off chasing antique bikes at Ameliasberg Sunday morning - and got a ride on a restored Henderson 4 cyl Outfit - very cool bikes, I had a couple years ago - they want to lie down when you crank the throttle!

George might be grinning in this shot

1928 or so Henderson 4 cyl.

More boatrides including on Grant's ChrisCraft Cavalier which he has installed new cabin windows in. Sunday afternoon we unloaded the sea flea and splashed it. Bernie has done a remarkable job - it really looks good. First run with a 50's Evinrude 7 1/2 MB restored last Thursday was a plowing match - so John put Grants 8 HP 4 stroke on and it did the same thing. Tuesday morning Grant and MB put it in the water again with the Evinrude tilted right down and she jumped right up and ran!

Mini-Hopper ready!
What a picture - hardly needs words

here he comes!

too fast for pictures

And those are the highlights of the Picton Raid 2014 - our hearty thanks to Grant for his hospitality and generosity - again!

1 comment:

  1. awesome. the pics look good here. will have more to post on this.