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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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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Bank Yesterday!

First, we are extremely thankful for all the kind words yesterday! To say we are moved is an understatement. Your support and honest insights are priceless. Through out the day, we read the comments, and to be honest, I had…

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I Love My Whaler…Maybe To Much!

Ever since we got our trusty 1970 Whaler out on the water, it has been the fully expected issues from an engine sitting for a long time. The perfect, on the outside Bearcat 55 outboard is a fun little 4…

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Ya Know That Classic Boat Show You Think You’re Putting On? It’s Not A Boat Show!

While reading the huge response to yesterdays story on Classic Boat Shows, we here at Woody Boater had another observation. Your local classic boat show is not just a classic boat show anymore. It’s economic development. Thats right. When you…

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Are Classic Boat Shows Becoming Irrelevant Or To Expensive? There Is Hope!

As we hit the the peak of boat show season last weekend, we looked back on the summer of fantastic boat shows that we have gone to date. And one thing hit us. The cost! We figured that for every

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The Sad Story That Won’t Go Away!

For over a year now we have been getting peppered with reports of the train wreck of the Mecum Auction. Every dirty detail. We have heard both sides of the story, and yes there are two sides to every story…

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Stylish thing to do

The all new 2014 VARNISHERS shirt. In Red Wine for the show ONLY.

Arrive To Lake Dora Naked! We’ve Got You Covered!

Drum roll please… This years two new designs are in and ready for shipping to..FLORIDA. That’s right like every year, you can only buy...

Destination
of the Month

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

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

Well, yesterday had it all. The day started out OK, a bit chilly, and then the storm hit. The Sunnyland gang made the call,...

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...

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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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