My oldest has decided that her favorite water toy is a 1950s “Flying Saucer,” and she is becoming quite the pro.
A on flying saucer
She has already mastered the 360
backwards
and is solid when standing,
standing flying saucer

but don’t worry, we won’t let her try great-grandpa’s gutsy (yet foolish) trick of setting up a rickety wooden folding chair on the saucer and standing on it. Some things are better left to history. Those guys were a bit nuts back then.

flying saucer

Stay tuned – we will be sharing more boating pictures next week – the Lightning and Babe are both entered in our local antique wooden boat show. ┬áCan you tell that our family loves old stuff?

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14 thoughts on “Flying Saucer

  • July 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    Looks like fun!

  • July 24, 2013 at 9:47 AM
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    LOL! Guys are reckless when they’re young, I know because I have two of them (25 and 20). I feel for my oldest child’s wife, she’s very mild-mannered and calm and had no idea what she was getting into. ;) :)

    Kudos to your daughter for mastering the flying saucer!

  • July 24, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    That looks like great fun! I applaud her for successfully using the Flying Suacer…I am sure I would be in the water in about 2 seconds!

    • July 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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      It really is a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I have a lousy back, so I rarely get to ski, but watching her may be just as fun.

  • July 24, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    That’s my girl.

    “Ya did real good kid”

    Great picture

  • July 26, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    That is awesome. She makes it looks easy. Love the big smile.

  • July 27, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Some of those old toys were the best.

    • July 28, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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      I couldn’t agree more!

  • August 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Where can I find the saucer…I grew up on a 36 and 18 inch saucer and would love to find them

  • August 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    Please send response to my email

    • August 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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      Sent you a message Mike.

      For anyone else who is curious, I don’t have a source for saucers. Antique stores or e-bay would be my best guess. Sorry!

      Ooh, on second thought, maybe a strong saucer shaped sled like this one would work. I’ve never tried it, but it might be worth a shot.

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