Sportsman Cushion

Just picked up this cool cushion on ebay. Looks like WECATChEM?

Today as we prepare for a fun last summer weekend, we have a collection of small bits of stories that make up a bigger story of the bits of smaller stuff that we noticed this week while doing the bigger stories. It’s kind of an eclectic day. And yes, I had to look up eclectic.

Woody Boater Mark Housman sent in these cool Water Skis that he cant seem to control himself and keeps buying them. watch out Mark, next it’s boats… then barns to store them in, and before you know it you are living alone in an apartment above a garage with “your things”

vintage water ski3 vintage water skis

Also on ebay is this very cool Sea Sled. Worth a look, You will for sure be one of the few in the country with one, and a worthy restoration.


I don’t think the engine is original?


Then there is this cool Century Palomino on ebay. Note with not a Palomino interior, which just happens to be the whole point of a Palomino. It’s called a Palomino, not a Redomino! But maybe yo can use that as leverage? Also looks like she has her original bottom? I would ask. Either way, its still a very rare and cool boat and a worthy restoration.


OK, and this Odd ball What the hall price from Troy who found it and sent to us with the caption. ” If it’s too good to be true it probably is.” Here on Craiglsist in a cool Red and White for 7,500? Either a typo, scam, or a train wreck. Or the deal of the Century. Npot a Palomeno Century though. Click HERE

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Today is all about making sausage, have fun in the comment section if your stuck inside because of crappy weather. And also its Header Day. Thos of you new to Woody Boater, just hit refresh or any story and the header will refresh from over 3,000 headers from over the years. Enjoy! Warning, this story is subject to change as we find more stuff. Just like the headers.

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29 Responses to “It’s Sausage Saturday.”
      • Matt

        Its Sausage Day Troy. mmmmmm Sausage. I dont know whats funnier, the picture of you sitting there wondering, twitching, holding back, or the photo that caused such a broohaha. Which of course now many are wondering what such a photo could that be, thus making it even more tempting for Troy. Which makes it even funnier. This had made my day.

        • Troy in ANE

          Oh and actually I took that listing for the Red and White of Paul’s Commander site. You know I don’t have any thoughts of my own, I just borrow stuff.

  1. Wilson

    I looked on eBay for the Sledd to see if per chance it might be Lindsey’s old Sledd I asked about yesterday. I see it has been removed. DRAT !

    • Bob Kays

      Wilson, it was still there a few minutes ago. Go to ebay and type “sea sled boat” in the search area.

  2. Bill Hammond

    If today is Sausage Saturday then tomorrow must be Egg Sunday! And we should expect a story about an Egg Harbor then, right! Not more skis please!! All I can think when there’s any discussion of waster skiing is that horrible sting as I face-plant at speed! Nearly 50 years later I still remember & feel it!!

  3. Matt

    Sorry Wilson, I know everyone will be shocked. It was a typo in the code! Its all fixed now and you can sea sled yourself all day!

    • Wilson


      Thanks for the typo correction..I found it and it is apparently in NY. We last saw the boat in Couer d’ Alene so probably not Lindsey’s old boat…Besides this one looks a little longer.

      • floyd r turbo

        The last I recall of Lindsey’s Sea Sled was he donated it to ACBS to raffle as a prize to raise money for the ACBS scholarship fund? Somehow I got roped into delivering it to Florida to ????? and it was then awarded to a lucky raffle ticket holder. It had a period Johnson V-4 motor on it not a new one. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jack Beatley in Columbus Ohio didn’t acquire it at some point as he’s a big Sea Sled collector although he has so many boats he doesn’t list them all in the directory nor does he do much online “browsing”.

  4. Ron- Seattle

    Love the water skiis! He’s got Wally O’Brien skiis made in Seattle that we used to ski on. Does he have a Terry ski?
    The B’ham Red & White is not worth the $7500. I’ll let Dick Dow (Mr RW) comment on that, he knows the boat. Or Brian F, he lives in B’ham.

    Please, still need 2 tix to Friday Night ACBS Auction at Anderson’s!

  5. Tim robinson


    I have a Terry ski, purchased from a small shop east of Seattle about 100 years ago. Everyone wonted to ride it, best ski ever made.

    • Brian Flaherty

      Terry, any chance you have a documented 1969 water ski you might be willing to let go of?? I’ve been searching for correct match for our 1969 Cavalier 17 Ski Boat, with no luck finding anything from the late 60’s or even early 70’s…
      As for the Bellingam Red & White, all I know is what has been thrown around in discussion within the local ACBS club which is that we believe this boat spent many years on a bouy in saltwater and possibly sank, multiple times, during it’s life in Bellingham.

      • Brian Flaherty

        Sorry, Tim Robinson… Got confused after the excitement of seeing your collection of old water skis.

      • Jimmuh

        That R&W made it to Fishermans Bay on Lopez last summer, and sat at the dock for 2 nites without sinking….how bad could it be? 😉

  6. floyd r turbo

    Is the photo of Henry Ford’s Evangelene with the Miss America and other race boats in the foreground on the header a Rosenfeld? Didn’t see a photo credit and had to go back to CK’s great article on the Mystic Seaports Rosenfeld Collection. I’m just amazed at their black and whites.

    • Cobourg Kid

      As an aside, I don’t think Rosy Rosenfield’s photos of Evangeline ever made it into the pages of any mainstream boating magazine.

      Back in the day Henry Ford wielded a mighty big advertising stick and he did not take kindly to unscripted views of his private life exposed in the media, particularly subjects that portrayed him in any sort of questionable light, (in this case being in the company of his long-time mistress, Evangeline Coté Dahlinger).

      Photo courtesy The Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport)

  7. Stan Petersen

    I was somewhat involved with the Sea Sled Raffle. After Lindsey donated the boat we arranged for the boat to appear in 7 or 8 boat shows. I drove from Fl to Grand Lake, OK where I picked up the boat and brought it to Coeud d Alene for the International. The raffle produced $20K for the Scholarship Fund. A fellow from Spokane bought a ticket on a whim and won the boat. I have often wondered what happened to it. It really belongs in Jack’s collection.

  8. Mark 'cuda man

    I’m Mark who owns the old water skis. I also have two old wood boats: 1958 Wagemaker dual cockpit and a 1960 Clydecraft that I bought from the original owner’s family. Also own a 1981 20 year anniversary model Ski Nautique in incredible condition. Also 1950 Old Town canoe, “Chief” model that is in “as new” original condition with accessories. I love the old stuff and really appreciate the old school workmanship.

    • Mark

      1968 Resorter Ozarks. Your Connely Hook ski is great ski. When I worked at Henderson’s Marina in Gravois Mills we had one for a demo. The first time I ever skied a course was on one, a 65″. M&M


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