Boat Show at Tavares

We saw several beautiful old wooden boats being transported along the highway, so we decided check out what was going on. It turns out that the Sunnyland boat show was at Tavares this year. There were a bunch of boats on trailers and three docks full of amazing boats. 

They aren't all wooden boats; this 1956 Arenacraft Barracuda is in my favorite peach color. They call it "Conch Pearl", which is pretty perfect. 
The lovely two-toned 1957 Chris Craft Runabout was more what I was expecting. 
An even older boat, a 1927 Chris Craft, shows those beautiful lines I like so much. I know they are caulk lines, but they look like pin-striping. As, I am sure, they are supposed to.
Someone even built a perfectly-scaled miniature Chris Craft. Looks like a rich kid's toy but I would love to have it!
The boat show benefits  the Sunnyland Chapter Apprentice Mentor Program for Youth, aka SCAMPY. Some youngsters had build their own little boats.  
Even the 1955 canoe looks like a work of art.  
This 1958 Glastron Fireflight was found in such bad shape that trees were growing in it. They fixed that, and everything else, and it's a real beauty now. 
I think my favorite boat name was the 1958 CC Capri: "It's Someday"!
With it's rag top, this looks like an old car that Randy is checking out,
but it's a 1932 Hacker Craft. This one doesn't get in the water much, but it's still around and well loved.
A lot of these boats have car-like attributes. This old Century dashboard could fit right into a car, although it'd have to be in England because of the steering wheel location. 
The 1958 Marlin Marine Glass Slipper has smooth fins. 
And the 1958 Areo-Glas Supper Satellite 16 fins were even bigger. 
Taking it even further is the 1964 Amphicar Bat Mobile.
The speed boats that go over 100 mph were safely docked so no one could use them. 
An amazing 1924 Richardson Pilot House Launch sat in the parking lot. It's for sale, but not for us.
Several boat-makers had their wares on display. I loved this one by Jeffry Breen, loaded with shiny chrome.
But the old boats were still the best. The 1947 CC Deluxe Runabout shone like a new penny.
Randy admired a triple-cockpit 1929 Sea Lyon Model 40. It's over 90% original wood. Only 13 Sea Lyons still exist, and this is one of 3 Model 40s.
This boat took Randy back to his own past - when his family lived in a house that backed up to the river, a neighbor had one of these. 
The oldest boat I saw was the 1906 Antique Boat Launch. Boat launches were the utility boats of the era; just what you need to ferry guests out to your yacht. 

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