Caveat Lector: stream of conscious wakesurfy boat post ahead…
Saturday we celebrated the end of summer with one final wakesurf. Or maybe the first wakesurf of autumn. First and last. So I suppose we were celebrating the end of one surfing season, and the prospect of an even better one next year.
After it rained all summer — yes, that’s an exaggeration, but just barely — we got one last opportunity to finish up the season with mirror flat water behind a towboat that’s a possible preview for summer 2024. One. Last. Hurrah.
I mentioned yesterday that both of our powerboats were hauled on Friday for the winter storage. But on Saturday Terence Fogarty, the owner of Fogarty’s Lake Flower Marina in Saranac Lake surprised us with a test drive. He trailered a 2024 Nautique GS20 to the Westport boat launch and invited us to drive and wakesurf to our hearts’ content. We’ve been talking over the last month about the prospect of trading our ski/surf towboat, a Super Air Nautique 210 that’s about a decade old. Ours has start to show the first signs of its age, a