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papageorge posted 04-29-2004 09:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for papageorge   Send Email to papageorge  
On Wednesday, April 28, After a round of golf at a course in southeastern PA, in really windy conditions, I drove down to the Anchorage Marina in the town of Northeast Maryland. (Upper Cheasapeake) They were setting up for their annual boat show which was to start on the 29th. I was there to waste some time, look things over and kick a few tires. There were a lot of guys hustling around moving and cleaning boats and working the forklift....sort of a controlled chaos....After a while, a bunch of the workers stopped and left their gleeming new boats and various tasks and walked over to the ramp to watch a couple guys coming in from a day on the water. I walked over to see what was going on.
Two young guys clad in foul weather gear pulled up to the ramp in an old 17' Montauk, with a high bow rail and teak leaning post. There was an ancient 100 hp Merc tacked on the back. Fishing rods stood like multiple antennas across the front of the console, a cooler full of fish was sitting forward .....One of the fishermen held the stern and bow lines while the other got the tow vehicle..as the little boat came out of the water, that familiar old bw smirk sort of winked at everybody.
It was facinating, watching those obviously seasoned boat yard guys take the time to check out the old whaler (what a time, not to have my camera).
Divedog posted 04-30-2004 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Divedog  Send Email to Divedog     
Nice story. Before I found this site I thought I was the only nut in love with these boats. I guess growing up fishing & skiing from an old Montauk does that to a guy.

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