Archive for January, 2008

They Don't Build Them The Way They Used To?


Well, they don’t. Thank god. Most of these old woody’s were built to last up to 6 years. And in many cases they lived up to there task. You can here old Mr So and So back in 1950 complaining

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Thinking Of Going Blond This Summer?



Want to spice up your love life with your boat? Then go blond. Blond decks were all the rage starting in the early 50′s. Both Chris Craft and Century got in on the action big time. Others as well. The

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I Swore I Would Not Get Caught Up In This. But.


While Sylvia’s hull is being polished and primped, her interior is with Rod Souza in Petaluma. He is working his magic. The issue of interior color has come up. According to the build sheet made available from the maritime museum

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For The Next Generation Of Classic Boat Lovers


Boy, did my rant hit a nerve. I received countless un-publishable emails, due to wishing to stay anonymous. We also received a record amount of comments. One interesting theme in all the comments was the term “expert novices”. I was

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Cool Car, Cooler Boat

1969 Corvette

Everyone knows the Corvette, as in Chevy. Do you know the Corvette from Chris-Craft? Prior to this past summer I had seen them in photos only. I finally saw one real time at the antique and classic boat

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Classic Boats Under 2 feet.


Looking for a Classic hand made boat? Don’t have 20,000 bucks. Well. Here you are. You can find these on eBay and some of the bigger shows. What’s so nice about these is how simple they are, and they are

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Clasic Boat Dining in Holland MI


This one, called “Boatwerks” on the shores of Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI features a wall mural of the old Chris Craft plant in its glory years. The photo features various size cruisers that were built there as they were

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Artie's In VA. Great Antique & Classic Boat Dinning.



If you’re in Northern VA, or the Washington DC area. Look up Artie’s in Fairfax VA. www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/arties … Artie’s is part of a chain of extremely well run and designed restaurants by the the Great American Restaurants Co. Each restaurant is

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Neatness Is The Refuge Of The Small Mind.

Well, we cleaned up the workshop for varnishing and well. Its 70 degrees here in Virginia, so much for the cold bitter winter. I took this shot thinking how clean it was. Upon further inspection I think we need to

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Over 5000 Photo's of Classic Boats, With Just A Click.





If you can’t wait til MT. Dora to go to a great boat show. Or you are just trying to see if your boat is not the only one out there. Than do we have a treat for you. The

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Classic Boat, Or Big Water Bug?


Here is fun shot of a new 12ft Aristo Craft. These little boats are a ton of fun. The most wow per foot on the planet. The company still makes them the way they used to. Visit www.aristocraftboats.com … You can

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Help Save Homeless Woodys


It’s 2008. Please, this year be the year you save just one classic boat.  I found this at a home for sale. The owner had just passed away, and was no doubt turning in his grave knowing that his baby

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Woody Boater
Stylish thing to do

The all new 2014 VARNISHERS shirt. In Red Wine for the show ONLY.

Arrive To Lake Dora Naked! We’ve Got You Covered!

Drum roll please… This years two new designs are in and ready for shipping to..FLORIDA. That’s right like every year, you can only buy...

Destination
of the Month

Alex Watson, M-Fine, Chris Wise at the helm, and the Ramsys all out on The ultimate Patina Queen!

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Can Keep Us From Having A Crap Load Of Fun!

Well, yesterday had it all. The day started out OK, a bit chilly, and then the storm hit. The Sunnyland gang made the call,...

Woody Boaters
of the Month

Jim, please don't take this wrong.. But your grandmother is HOT!

My Grandparents Steelcraft – by Jim Hilton

Fellow Woody Boater Jim Hilton sent us in this nice story of his grandparents Steelcraft the other day, in the email he said he...

Woody Boat
of the Month

Christopher Wise and the boat his great grandfather built.

Cherup – Wise Boat Co. Woody Boater Boat Of The Month And Our Pick For Top Boat Of The Sunnyland 2014 Show.

Many of you may gasp a bit at our unusual pick of this months Woody Boat of the Month and Winner of our Sunnyland...

Woody Boater
Very Good Thing to
do of the Month

Tommy talking to a class at the great Lakes Boat Building School

Tommy Mertaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund At The Great Lakes Boat Building School.

Late yesterday we received this note from The Great Lakes Boat Building School and E. James Mertaugh family regarding a new scholarship in the...

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