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What Are Our Boats? By Alex Watson.

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Have you ever stopped and added it all up:  the pleasures of owning and operating a classic wooden boat, minus the costs and problems that come with it?  It must be “worth it,” right?  Otherwise, you wouldn’t be doing this

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

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

Well, yesterday had it all. The day started out OK, a bit chilly, and then the storm hit. The Sunnyland gang made the call, to just ride it out and that was the right call. Cause when the rain stopped,…

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Florida Memories From 2013, Let’s Make Some New Ones In 3 Weeks!

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Today you can warm yourself by the computer with images from past Florida Lake Dora Shows. mmmmm bask in the warmth. I can already feel my stress level dropping….. And if you have not signed up, here is the link …

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Today We All Can Bask In The Warmth Of Hessel! Thats Right, Hessel Michigan!


We are going to do something different today, we actually have been waiting some time to do this. Alex prepared this story on the Hessel show last August, but we decided to wait until when it was cold out there

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Reporting Live From The 41st Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance.


This report just in from Lake Tahoe. Fellow Woody Boater and Mr Sierra Boats …Herb Hall reports in. Take it away Herb.
First shots, Thursday at noon, the launching of Big Boy, a 1937 Gar Wood Custom Runabout, owned by

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This Weekend The 41st Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Celebrates The Alan Furth Collection

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Alan Furth was one of the largest and most well respected wooden boat collectors in the hobby. In 1990 his diverse collection of over 75 boats was legendary, and even today with different owners, those same boats are still recognized

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Cruise For The Cure Torch Lake Michigan. July 19-20 – A Great Way To Donate A Weekend.

Here is the official 2013 poster

It’s that time of year that we start making plans for summer shows and events.This year we are headed up to Michigan to take place in the 5th Annual Cruising For The Cure… fund raising event on Torch Lake. We

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Tips For The First Time Visit To Lake Dora Classic Boat Show!


I will start this out by saying that we here are no experts at anything. Each time we visit a place, we make mistakes and there are moments where we wonder why we are there. Food is always a crap

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Woodystock 2013, Chris-Craft Gathering At Lake Dora. Be There Or Be A Very Boring Person Stuck In Omaha!

The official 2013 WoodystockFLA poster

If you plan on attending this years 2013 Sunnyland show we would love to see you at one of several events. Along with the fun picnics and river cruises that are being organized through the Sunnyland chapter, here at Woody…

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The Headers Of Lake Dora 2012

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While we are being dumped on with snow on the East coast, we thought it would be fun to show some of the headers from last years big show. This represents the first time of the year that we get

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Are You Ready? Just 30 Days Til Dora!


Today we announce the new 2013 line of Woody T Shirts to be introduced at the 2013 Sunnyland ACBS show in just 30 Days! These two new designs will be sold at the show and only at the show, a

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I Refuse To Let It Be Cold Today, We Are Going Woody Boating!

Thanks to the magic of the web, today, Monday February 4th 2013, it’s 72 and sunny, everyplace you are when you log onto Woody Boater. It’s like magic. Oh sure it can be -2 outside, but while you are on…

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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