The  Bilge Pump

Volume 2 Issue 10  October 2005

Message from the President

Our next meeting will be Thursday, October  20th at 7:30 p.m.  Directions to our meeting location can be found on the website   Be sure to click on the website link to few recently added photos and updated information!!


The October meeting is when the club holds elections to fill the four officer positions for the upcoming year, and I am excited to say that the Nominations Committee has a GREAT SLATE of individuals for nomination.  They are:


                                                President                      -           David Kanally

                                                Vice President              -           Bob Van Guilder

                                                Treasurer                      -           Phil Wolff

                                                Secretary                      -           Stan Lehnhardt


Plan now to attend this meeting and show your support for these nominees.


Also, would someone please volunteer to bring refreshments to this meeting?!  Click on the website link and send Mark Webster an email, and I’ll confirm with you.  Everyone thanks you!


Upcoming WBA Meeting Dates & Presentations


Thursday October 17th             “Research of Pre-War Chris Crafts, Methods & Approach”  Don Ayers.


Don Ayers is from Edmond, OK and runs the website - (   Don’s in-depth knowledge and research on Chris Craft Barrelback’s was an integral reason why a 1939 19’ Chris Craft Barrelback named Little Lady won Best of Show at this year’s Tahoe Yacht Club Concours d'Elegance.



Thursday, November 17th         “W & J Tod Boatworks of Weymouth, England:

From Hut on the Beach to a Major Boat Yard”       Lewis White.


Lew spent many years in the service of W & J Tod, and has original photos to prove it!  This will be a very interesting presentation that you won’t want to miss.




Upcoming Club Events


Sunday, December 4th  -  Annual WBA Holiday Party    (Note:  This is the Correct Day & Date)


This  year’s event will be hosted by Mark & Elizabeth Webster.  Stay tuned for time and location.        



Saturday, January 21st – WBA Installation Banquet


Our banquet will be held at Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson, TX, and our guest speaker will be none-other than the very entertaining and well-published fiction writer, wooden boat enthusiast, and former Dallas resident – Merl W. (“Bill”) Baldwin, Jr.  Hold on to your hats and invite your neighbors, because this Banquet is going to be FUN!




Pre-Meeting Gathering

For a light meal, libation, and tall tales, join us @ 5:30 p.m. at


The Midway Point

12801 Midway Rd., 75244

(SWC Midway & LBJ)