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Barnwood, Lake Tahoe,

Roughly five and a half years ago, I sat down and started typing. With no real forethought or ability to either spell or write. How much things have remained the same in 5 and a half years. And yet, how…

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TABOO TALK! Multi Listing Your Classic Boat For Sale. Good Or Bad?

We here at Woody Boater are going to start a new series of conversations for the Woody Boater community to talk about Taboo topics in the open. Things that are said behind the scenes so as not to cause any

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Is 30 The New 15 When It Comes To Classic Boating?

Last week we reached out to our readers to ask questions that are top of mind in regards to the hobby of classic boating. One question kept coming up. What are we doing to attract younger folks to the hobby…

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Yes, This Story Is Late! Woody Boater Is All Yours Today. Happy New Year…

Is anyone really awake anyway. I want to say that my head hurts from a long night of dancing and kissing girls. But sadly it’s that I downloaded Game Of Thrones and stayed up all night watching them! OUCH. I…

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Biggest Balls Winner David Konick Gets A Real Challenge At His Title!

Biggest balls Winner for three years in a row David Konick has parked his boat for the winter, and sadly shown his weakness. Another has stepped in to take his place…. On eBay no less. Yes, in what has to…

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With My $425 Million Winnings! Maybe I Will Get A Cruiser Now?

With this weeks Power ball reaching $425 Million, one has to ask. What in the heck would I do with about $275 million? Even after taxes, lets say I pocket $180 Million. The rule of thumb is $50K of interest…

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Are We Alone Out There? How Many Of Us Are There?

Last week, fellow Woody Boater Don Ayers asked the question to us here at Woody Boater that has been one of the great unknowns of of our hobby, passion,sport, lifestyle and or culture. “How many folks are in the hobby?…

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If You Live In New Jersey, New York, and Philly, Could You PLEASE Hold Of On The Sausage And Peppers This Weekend!

Here in Washington, we get slammed by Sandy on Monday, not sure yet, but for sure our pals in New Jersey and New York are going to get drenched. First let me say, our hearts go out to you. Be…

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If You Are Sitting At Home Reading This, You’re Pathetic!

I dare you to comment. Do it, Mr sitting there with your computer while the real Woody Boaters are out enjoying what could be the last killer weekend of the year. The leaves are spectacular. Sidra spectacular!  Obscure reference alert.…

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Auctions And The Classic Boat Hobby – What Do You Think?

As we make our way around the country attending boat shows and classic boating related events, the subject of auctions and how the classic boat hobby reacts to auctions is always a hot topic for discussion. And everyone seems to

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Get Out There And Boat! Vote No On Woody Voter!

I have noticed a jump in political comments these days as the election heats up. I also get all your wonderful spam emails about how Obama is a communist, and how Romney wears strange underpants. NOT KIDDING! I quickly place…

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A Cry For Help. Will Someone Please Talk Me Out Of This Cruiser!

WHAT IN THE HELL AM I THINKING? WHAT? Please hit me in the head with a hammer. Really. I have this weakness for these mid to late 50′s cruisers. This specific one in a 1959 42 footer.… Looks very original.

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

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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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