2008 Lk. Chelan Fun Day

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October 4, 2008

Another successful run for MISS THRIFTWAY! Thanks to the Chiefs hard work on rebuilding our gearbox! At Tastin' and Racin' we discovered our scavanger pump gear drive had broken. This led to further investigation which required a complete rebuild of the gearbox. Our appreciation to Dixon Smith who helped us understand where we went wrong so we did not repeat the same mistakes on the rebuild (had to do with clearences)

A total of 5 boats were at Lake Chealn - MISS THRIFTWAY, MISS BARDAHL, MISS BURIEN, OH BOY! OBERTO and HURRICANE IV. We went out 9 times giving rides to George Nelson, Monte Aversano, Barbara Mann, Mary Compton, Lou Fezio, Bill Willis, Lori Norton and Gary, one of the EMT's.

David Williams reported that between the five boats, 39 rides were given for the day...One short of the "record" of 40 set back in 2001. The weather report had been a bit ominous, but we think our buddy Roger Newton talked to the "Big Guy" and got us a break. Both the wind and the rain held off until the last boat was out of the pits!

Once again Chris Denslow showed up with his camera and excellent skill and spent the day shooting pictures.
You can view his entire gallery at SmugMug THANKS CHRIS!!!!!! WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR WORK!

Also, Thanks again to Lori Norton who supplied us with many pictures of the day!

George & Larry

George has been looking forward to this for a long time!

Out on the lake

Dane and Steve Sorensen
Dane drives the Oberto

Monte settling in for his ride

Steve got his check ride from Chief

Chief doesn't look too worse for wear...

Steve giving Barb Mann last minute instructions

Mary Compton getting ready to go!

Do you think she enjoyed it?

I guess that smile says it all!

Lou Fezio helping with the ropes after his ride.

Lori Norton
(Larry's daughter)

Larry and Lori ready to go!

Silvery waters as MISS THRIFTWAY makes her way onto the course

Lori's happy!

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