Friday, March 8, 2013

The Travel Channel Shoot with Silver Tears Wine Woodie

Here's a couple of pictures of the Wine Woodie we built for Cultivate Wines on the beach in the Outer Banks. The Travel Channel was filming it for the RV and Beaches show they are releasing this spring.
They recruited some bikini clad ladies and surfer dudes to drink some wine on the beach at sunset and the worst part of it all is I couldn't get away from the shop to "drink it all in" so to speak so all I got was a couple of pictures.

I know it doesn't seem like it but...... I'm sure it was all work for John from Cultivate Wine popping corks for scantily clad ladies and the cast had to "act" like they were having a good time.....I mean drinking wine on the beach at sunset is always tough.

Look for the show on the Travel Channel and you might even see me on there. Now that was a tough shoot!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

1960's Mahogany Ski Boat

If you have been to the shop you might have noticed a motor boat covered in dust for the last five years or so....frankly I don't remember.... I have worked on her off and on but she is finally finished.

She sat in a barn close to where I grew up and I had admired her bow just poking out of the slightly opened barn doors since the early 1970's. As we drove by I would daydream of being on the water and motoring away from my seemingly dull life. Anyway, a friend of a friend acquired her before the barn collapsed and threw a tarp over her and did nothing but dream about a restoration. Normal......then as usual.... tarp deteriorates and rot starts and I get a call because I'm the crazy guy who restores just about anything.

She is looking good now and ready for the water once again and she is for sale. Pleas let me know if you have any interest and I would be glad to give you the tour.

 Here's a list of what we have done to her;

Fully restored Wooden Ski Boat circa 1957-1964 and trailer 1957 and Evinrude Motor 1964 Lark V

Barn Find -no labels or badges
- Original motor, trailer, gas tank, hardware, and trim
- Mahogany deck, seating, and dash
- Hull epoxied and re-enforced with fiberglass at joints, new paint
- Interior marine varnish
- Seating and decking epoxied and marine varnished
- new wiring and battery
- new stainless fasteners
- Trailer has been sandblasted, primed, painted, new wiring, LED lights, safety chains, tires, bearings, and grease.
- Motor cylinders have very low hours, mostly sat unused in a barn, thus new carb kit, head gasket, thermostat, belt, generator pulley, ignition system, gas lines, impeller, impeller housing, o-rings, oils, air filter, motor runs, two stroke twin cylinder
- Gas can was cleaned and new bulb, lines, and connections
- new vacuum line to speedo
- new LED courtesy lighting
- floor painted and skid compound added
- motor runs great, two stroke twin cylinder
- I have title to the trailer…..Virginia doesn’t issue titles to boats

$8,750.00 or best offer