Saturday, September 25, 2010

Raleigh Antique & Classic Boat Show

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to go to nearby Lake Wheeler and look at the boats. The Raleigh Antique & Classic Boat Show held today offers an up close look at some of my favorite things, Mid-Century mahogany runabouts and other collectible power boats. It's not like one of those huge boat shows that is full of fiberglass bass boats, jet skis and acres of boating dood-dads for sale.

The event is fairly small but I Like that. It is put on by the RDC Triangle Chapter of the Antique Boat Society and it is free to attend. A great group of guys, Society members are always interested in lending a hand to other boaters and to encourage others to join their hobby. They enjoy showing off their 'babies' and are friendly to gawkers drooling over the richly varnished decking and sparkling chrome hardware.

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