I worked at Buddy Davis in 1979 and 1980.Had to quite due to the vapors from the resin. Bad reactions after long exposure. No old boat builders.Back in the day there was a sewer moratorium in Dare County and not a new house was under construction in 1985 so I was a broke out of work carpenter who like to fish for Kings and preferred hot babes in Bikinis to waiting at the Union Hall for a job that was not going to open up for me.
I wandered into Buddy Davis Shop when they were still in Wanchese. I asked about a job, but they were not hiring. I viewed it as a blessing at the time because the air was permeated with fiberglass resin cooking off and it seemed not be healthy, in fact I thought if Hell had a smell, this could be it.
Ricky Scarborough died a couple weeks back.
When I read the obituary of a OBX boat builder and a lot of the early greats have passed in the last few years Buddy Davis, Buddy Cannady, Omie Tillett and now Mr. Scarborough I think back to that resin cooking off and think it led them all to an early grave, most were younger than me when they passed. I think about that sometimes, the people you envy and respect did not have the choices and opportunities I ultimately have had. They built those boats first out of necessity and then in doing so changed the face of Sportfishing forever one boat at time.
Damm, he has gotten old!This guy was out that night 30 years ago also. He is still at it.
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Only 6 weeks left in the 2020 MAN Tournament.
As in past years there is only going to be one MAN. It looks like a previous 2-time winner is going to take 1st place, unless someone can park themselves at the South end of the Secret 20 mile long Island and put up an epic December.
Also take note of the 1205 CTS he is holding.In case you are a new at this take note that the MAN is holding his hook. Whether you stick the hook in a guide eye or hold it in your hand one takes care that a free swinging hook does not impale something that does not want to be impaled when you trot back out into the waves to let these critters go.
I think Ginger is the Only one left. Ginger was smoking Hot.
I know some fellas who smoked too much weed back in the Day and they even had eyes for Mrs. Thurston Howell..................
That was the spring two years ago, throughout the day 7 different times did we catch them on lures. From the point to about a mile toward 48. That was me in the blue tiedye in the video. Was pretty solid couple of days that week but as good as that day.Who are these guys?
And why did they wait until it was over to give me a call?
Notice that in the beginning everyone is bowed up.