Archive for July, 2009

Cole Franchini, Woody Boater Of The Month.

No this not a photo of some 90 year old geezer as a kid. It’s a real kid. Master Cole Franchini, a true WoodyBoater. This is Cole in his 1960 Skeeto made by a company called Moldcraft from Wisconsin. Cole

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Boats At The Barns. Kalamazooooohooo! Classic Cars And Boats In The Same Show.

Thanks to the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club and the Gilmore Car Museum… we can now see very cool classic boats being towed around by very cool classic cars that match up. We see this in small spurts at all

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Live-ish From Essex Connecticut. Woohooo I Spelled Connecticut Right!

Thanks to John and Kim Kadimik we can enjoy this weekends show in Essex Connecticut, OK we can just enjoy the photo’s, not the laughs or food, or smell of fresh air… or better yet, the smell of to rich

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Live…ish From Sandpoint, Idaho – The Land of Huckleberries

Thanks to our Woody Boater reporter Texx we can now enjoy the big show….
Sanpoint, Idaho-July 2009…

The 7th Annual Sandpoint Wooden Boat Show sponsored by the Inland Empire Chapter ACBS was once again a great success. Many thanks to

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Woohooo! Eight Antique & Classic Boat Shows This Weekend!


Hopefully you live close to one of these. Have a great weekend.
July 10-12
12th Annual Chautauqua Lake Antique Boat Show… hosted by the Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter, ACBS Inc. located in Bemus Point, NY, Casino docks & Village

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22 Days Til Clayton. I Wonder If I Can Get Two Trailer Hitch's On My Truck?



The 1000 Island Big Antique & Classic Boat Show at The Antique Boat Museum.. July 31-Aug 2 Auction is Saturday Aug 1 at 1pm… This is looking like it may be a great year up in Clayton, if not

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The Gentleman's Racer. Antique to Contemporary Wooden Race Boats… A Brand Spank'n New Book By Neil Honeyman.

120 eye popping pages of pictures of Antique & Classic race boats in action from designers such as Apel, Crouch, Hacker and builders such as Chris Craft, Century, Ditchburn, Dodge, Gar Wood, Minett Shields, J.J.Taylor, Purdy, and builders like Aristocraft,

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Golden Pond Rare Artifacts For Sale!

This is a Woody Boater exclusive! …These very rare one of a kind On Golden Pond Treasures are about to be put on eBay. About to be is the key phrase here. The propeller used in the film that was

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3 Days, And back In The Water.

Sorry for the lack of substance over the holiday. I just walked out the door on Friday and just got back in. I slept, and took apart a fuel system, and ate. That was it. And most importantly, I got…

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Torbjorn Skjoren's Tritone On The Oslo Fjord!


I love this language, they spell everything like I do!

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Ya, Your Classic Boat is Cool, But Is Your Trailer?

I see this at shows all the time. A killer boat on a lame new trailer.Think about it, if your classic boat is going to spend most of its time on a trailer, and shown on a trailer shouldn’t the…

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1948 Custom, 10 Bucks.

Looking for that perfect post war custom? Blonde decks, beautiful lines, varnished mahogany? Sorry, not here. Or if you want to restore one… not here either, but if you want to have the plans for a model of one. Now,

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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

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What Are Our Boats? By Alex Watson.


Have you ever stopped and added it all up:  the pleasures of owning and operating a classic wooden boat, minus the costs...

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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