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Go Jesus Woody Boating!


This Easter Morning if you happen to be in Israel, and feeling the need to go Woody Boating. Your prayers have been answered. Cause, we now introduce you to Jesus Boats.. That’s right, just click here …and you can go

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The Presque Isle Harbor Wooden Boat Show – Pure Michigan Now In It’s 22nd Year

grand lake ride

I have to admit that prior to hearing from fellow Woody Boater Liz Schaff a few weeks ago (via the ever growing Woody Boater Facebook page), I had never heard of Presque Isle Harbor, Michigan OR that they have an…

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We Aint Giving Up That Easy! Help Us Find The Lost Sportsman!

Up on a rack deep in the over 200 boats in stock at katz's..A 1953 Sportsman! Nope, not it. That would have been insane!

Great, just great, I have spent the last week looking Lost Sportsman parts like rebuilt KLC’s engine numbers, steering wheels, thinking , Maybe if I just find a part, one part would tell me a story. A sad story, but…

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In Search Of The Lost Sportsman! Calling All Woody Boaters!

1953 Special Sportsman. Note the wheel

Fellow Woody Boater  Jeremy is…has been looking for his family boat for years to no avail. He contacted us for help and we started in on all the first places to go. We were able to find out some interesting…

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It’s “My First Love Day”- Woody Boats That Is.

Sylvia running on her maiden voyage! I was in pure heaven!

I was cruising through old pictures this morning looking for photos for a story, and kept coming across all the boats I have loved before. Que Julio Iglesias.. I will spare you the youtube clip.. Aplause now.. Anyway, I was…

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The Forgotten Pumpkin Water Test Video.

Pumpkin out on Lake Dora on her maiden voyage.

While at lake Dora, we went out for Pumpkins first run. I was trying out the new go pro, and just found this footage. The coolest part is getting the camera right down near the jet drive. Enjoy!

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Some Fun With A Rocket! 1954 Chris – Craft 17′ and 1′ Runabout.

OK, I was having some kinda fun!

Yesterday we popped up to Lake Hopatcong to deliver Pumpkin back to Katzs for more break in fun. And man oh man Tommy did some breaking in. While there we decided to put a Woody Boat into the lake for…

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It’s Cool, It’s Strange, and Yet Very Familier.

Not a silver arrow, more like a silver dart ish thing

While doing the usual ebay stalking we came across this strangeness. Now it is cool in a sorta Silver Arrow meets a blender kinda way. ya gotta hand it to the person that said..”Hey, lets try a small electric Silver…

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Leonard Nimoy Boat For Sale. Live Long And Varnish!

Leanard Nemoys  1968 21'Century Coronado 440

Yesterday we found out that Leanard Nimoys 1968 Century Coranado is for sale at Sierra Boat Co… out on Lake Tahoe. Spocks boat is for sale!  The logical thing to do is to wollow in Star Trek jokes. To give

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Do Your Part To Make America Beautiful. OK, Maybe Just The Comment Section.

Lake Hopatcong, photo Bob Kays

It dawned on me the other day that one the more fun parts of owning and restoring a classic boat is that you are restoring more than just a  boat, you are restoring a soul, a work of art.  While…

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Mike Needs Your Help Finding His Boat!

Missing Boat

One of the coolest parts of this hobby is the vast amount of different boat makers out there. Of course one of the problems is if you had one of those small oddball boats. Once its gone from your life,

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Pumpkin Goes Woody Boating!

Woody Gal takes her first ride on Pumpkin after the restoration. Woody gal is Larry's Cousin and donated Pumpkin to Woody Boater.

This past week at Lake Dora was one of the best shows in years. Yes, it rained, it poured, but thats not what the show is all about for us at Woody Boater, its about being with friends, and living…

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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...

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,...

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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...

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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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