Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mystery Boat Answer

An UPDATE on the correct movie...I made a very big boo-boo on this and am writing to let everyone know that it wasn't the movie "Overboard" that this boat "starred" in, but "Captain Ron" with Kurt Russell and Martin Short. Goldie wasn't even in this movie. I just recently saw the "Capt. Ron" movie and it was a hoot. So glad I finally got to see it and realize that the beautiful old boat was in this one, not "Overboard". Hope that sets the record straight. :)

Seems I left out a very important piece of information on the last post...the ANSWER to which boat is in our marina. Sorry about that.

Ok...drum roll, please! The mystery boat in our marina is the boat that "starred" in the movie "Overboard" with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. (WRONG!!!) If you saw the movie, you'll recognize the boat...and  if you saw the movie, you'll also know that it wasn't that great of a movie. :) (No offense Kurt and Goldie). (See the movie, "Captain Ron") But still, the boat's the star here and I give her credit for being such a lovely old girl.

There is another boat in this marina that also starred in that movie and she is in A-1 condition. It's used as a charter boat to take people on day cruises. She is a sight to see. I love this boat!

Also love the guy in the hubby

Isn't this a gorgeous boat? Not sure of exacty size, but at least 50'...probably more. Apparently there were 5 boats that were in the movie altogether and 2 of them are here in this marina. This is beauty, but the true one, the beast, is the boat I showed in the first post...the rougher looking one. She's the true star! you know the rest of the story. ;) And I hope you got the update, at the beginning, because that's the REAL rest of the story!!

Winner of the Mystery Boat

Well, Machelle, YOU are the winner!!! I've waited for awhile to see if we got any other responses, and you're definitely the winner. Dang, you're good! And FAST! If you ever get over to Kemah, Texas, come and see this boat. It's truly amazing. We'll take you out for a winner's lunch at the lovely restaurant here in our marina.

Thanks for sending your answer and for following our blog.

Diane and Paul

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


We knew this boat was in our marina, but we hadn't seen it until we took our first walk around the marina. This is a very large marina, and we have 19 docks here, with 643 slips and it's spread over a rather large area. It's a small town, really. We have everything we need...except a store, but those aren't far from us, just a few blocks. We have a nice (country club style) restaurant with very good food, we have updated bathrooms and showers (granite counters, etc), the docks and grounds are kept up beautifully, a lovely pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis courts and exercise room. We feel very spoiled, and the price is less than most marinas around the U.S. Yep, spoiled. 

Anyway, in this particular marina is docked a famous old boat. It's in rather a nasty state of disrepair, however. Recently, a couple bought this boat to restore it and, hopefully, bring it back to it's original look. These folks are military folks and a bit younger. We've seen them here working on the boat, so we're hopeful they have the determination and energy to complete the task.