Just curious about the switch to Tavares, or where-ever, rather than Mt. Dora. We love the town of Mt. Dora, and we even booked a room there, so we're not too happy about the change of location. The change of venue also makes us a bit aprehensive about bringing a boat, not knowing where we'll be, or what the conditions are, etc. Since I've been to the last three Dora shows, I know the place like the back of my hand.
As for the Sunnyland event, we'll give it some consideration. Right now it doesn't sound like such a good idea due to this being the end of the summer season, but come March, after a cold winter, we may be suffering from cabin fever and ready to go.
Not knowing the circumstances, I'll refrain from further comment, but we're not happy to see the show leave Mt. Dora. For the organizers of the event, I hope they realize that the town of Mt. Dora was half the draw. It was not just the boats, because without the delightful walking downtown environment in the evening, the boats just didn't do it alone. I'm wondering what the restaurant scene is like in Tavares, or if they even have one!!
Back to the boat! It sure was a thrill to be able to pull this one out of the shed and splash it. What is even more gratifying, is the fact that the motor gives every appearance of being able to run without a rebuild. We knew it ran, but didn't know how well. I am pretty sure once I give it the speed-tune-up, it will do just fine.
Yes, the boat does look a bit like a Speed Skiff, except you're not driving from the transom! I like the look, but we'll be installing the windshield in a week or so.
Please do keep us posted on your project. We'd love to follow the progress, see some photos, and give you some assistance if and when we can. When you get ready to dive in, we can start a dedicated thread to the project. From the looks we got yesterday in a hidden little marina with few people there, I know we (and you) will be getting a LOT of lookers when the boat gets more exposure.
Cheers! Thanks for the note, all the best,