Entries by Texx

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Live-ish Friday From Lake Tahoe!

We have a late Live-ish update in pictures from the Lake Tahoe Concours today courtesy (once again) of photographer Steve Natale. Although the forecast for Friday at Lake Tahoe was for unseasonably cooler temperatures, clouds and rain, most of the weather held off until late in the afternoon – then most of the rain and

Clipper Crafts In The Barn?

TODAY WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN to go behind the scenes here at Woody Boater, to ride along as we try to help a new viewer searching for information on a couple of old wooden boats. While we are not in the business of helping people sell their old boats (we continue to receive


Hackercraft Heaven On Gull Lake, MN

IT’S NOT EVERY DAY YOU GET AN INVITATION to go for a ride in a 1930 30′ Hackercraft Triple. But when you’re in the right place at the right time, and the stars are aligned perfectly, when the opportunity arises – Don’t hesitate! Just say YES! That’s what happened yesterday afternoon when Dane Anderson and


Wagemaker Offered Everything In The 1950s – Including Aqua Planes

BACK IN THE DAY THE WAGEMAKER COMPANY from Grand Rapids, Michigan produced boats that seemed to keep pace with the ever-changing, always-evolving recreational boating market. Wagemaker produced cedar-strip boats, to molded plywood boats, to aluminum boats, to fiberglass boats and even lapstrake clinker designed models to satisfy the needs of their customers, and huge network


Live-ish From Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

IF YOU LIKE CENTURY BOATS (and honestly – who doesn’t like a classic Century) then you picked a good day to tune in to Woody Boater. If you like Dippy boats – that story was yesterday. Today we have a Live-ish report from fellow Woody Boater Allen Papendick, who was on hand last weekend for

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2015 Lake Chatuge Rendezvous – True Southern Hospitality At Its Very Best

TODAY WE TRAVEL DOWN-SOUTH to beautiful Lake Chatuge, Georgia with contributor Kentucky Wonder for some True Southern Hospitality, courtesy of the Blue Ridge Chapter ACBS. Another great report which captures the essence of the hobby. – Texx 2015 Lake Chatuge Rendezvous Story & Photos by Kentucky Wonder Hello! Kentucky Wonder reporting in from… outside Kentucky.

Argosy On The Rocks

Argosy on the Rocks A Dowager Yacht Seeks Redemption Story by Cobourg Kid From her perch on a rocky knob, a ninety year old Bridge Deck Cruiser silently regards me. She has seen much better days. Hemmed in on all sides by tall pines, ferns and fragrant juniper, the open ground around her is incongruously

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2015 Lake Guntersville Antique and Classic Boat Show – Simply Delightful

Today we have a delightful report from correspondent Kentucky Wonder, which features some delightful people, delightful classic boats, delightful photos, on a delightful lake in north Alabama. By the way did we mention the dee-witeful 1931 Dee-Wite runabout? – Texx 2015 Lake Guntersville Antique and Classic Boat Show Story & Photos by Kentucky Wonder Last

The Night Of Tornadoes – May 6, 1965

FIFTY YEARS AGO THIS WEEK a series of six tornadoes swept through the Twin Cities area of Minnesota – the evening of May 6, 1965. We were reminded of this tragic event a few days ago when we received the above photo from Joseph Finley – which he posted on our Woody Boater Facebook page.

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Live-ish From The 2015 Lake Hartwell Antique Boat Festival In Georgia

TODAY’S LIVE-ISH REPORT from Lake Hartwell, Georgia comes to us courtesy of contributor Kentucky Wonder and show organizer John Heiderich. The Blue Ridge ACBS Chapter continues a solid history of organizing top cabin classic boat shows with great boats and innovative awards, which is refreshing. – Texx 2015 Lake Hartwell Antique Boat Festival Hartwell Marina,