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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Woody Boater
Stylish thing to do

Speedboat Outlaws in stock, in your size and in style!

Woody Boater Store Is Open, New Stuff In Stock.

This years 2014 summer look, is now available to the throngs of fashionistas. Thats right, now you can wear, were, where the latest in...

Destination
of the Month

You can take a ride in Clayton out into the Thousand Island area. A MUST SEE!

From Clayton To Tahoe, It’s Big Boat Show Season In Merica!

From this weeks big Clayton show celebrating 50 years of boat showness to the big Tahoe show on August 8th and 9th. Antique and...

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

Troy doing the Titanic thing.. OK, I put in a Watson sunset.

She Floats! Troy Finaly Goes Woody Boating In American Beauty.

Well, it happened. Our very own fellow Woody Boater Troy got his labor of love, American Beauty in the water after some years of...

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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