Fellow Woody Boater John Rothert from Powhatan celebrated a big B Day on Sunday. Of course he was right down the street from us and never showed up…My girl friends Sylvia and Betsy were waiting…… John… I had a spare for ya!

Also another fellow Woody Boater Mike Mayer of Lake Oswego Boat Co. celebrated his favorite boats 81st birthday with a toast and a zip around the lake. Luckily for the rest of us not in that order.. Lets just say she looks 81 on the outside. It’s all about zipping around.

And today my fellow Woody Boaters marks our 1000th story. One Thousand. Dear god, what in the hell are we doing here? Woody Boaters all over the world, sponsoring events at fancy shows, free rides on amazing boats… and friendships from the best group of folks on the planet. I just checked on our readership stats. We are to date 500,000 visits… with an average of 13,000 readers a month.. A Month.. And they come back.. to the tune of about 30,000 times a month.. We are humbled…deeply.. Thanks to folks like our trusty roving reporter Texx, who slams his stories out of the park. When his stories show up, readership goes up a 3rd.. He deserves the fat head award. Also a shout out to those of you that send in fun tid bits, or big story ideas. Paul, Bill, Al, Jim, Chad,  Herb, Chris, John, Pat, Gary, Dale, Molly, Lou, Bjorn, Phil, ( Who celebrated his big b day in New Zealand a week ago) Woody Gal, John…and Kim, Bob, Alex, Brian, Don, Mike, it goes on…an on.. oh wait…and who could forget Anonymous… And our supporters, Antique Boat Center, Hagerty, Kocian Instruments, Dan Nelson, McCall Boat Works, The Chris Craft Antique boat Club, Antique Boat America, So here is to all the Woody Boaters celebrating our big week. Woohooo,Thankyou for making this fun… 

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10 Responses to “A Week Of Woody Boater Celebration”
  1. Anonymous

    Congratulations, Matt! Thanks for what your do!
    Bob Matson

  2. Anonymous

    Congratulations! Thank you! Keep up the great work! I raise my breakfast Mojito in a toast to you, woodyboater!


  3. Anonymous

    Woody Boater, Anonymus salutes you. Thankyou for letting me come aboard. Luckily you are a first class nut job that must be fun to be with and his boats. A kindred spirit. Love the stories and the pictures. Send some more Lymans when you get to TI.

  4. Anonymous

    Captain Beaunay thinks you deserve a spot flying high in the crow's nest at the top of the mast! We never miss our daily visit to the Woodyboater!


  5. Al Benton

    Congratulations!!! Fantastic, Wonderful, Amazing, Brilliant, Great and Holy Shamoly!!! I'm sure proud to have been a small part of this a couple of years ago with a few Destinations posts that you allowed me to do. That was fun. Texx, your posts and Roving Reports are indeed a highlight. Woody Boater, you're nothing short of amazing with your fun, interesting and informative posts. You have become a morning ritual for thousands of us.

  6. Anonymous

    Just feel foggy and adrift in the mornings until I read your blog. Then everything becomes sharp and focused. Or maybe I just need to put on my glasses sooner? ………Naaaa!

  7. Anonymous

    Aye, me hearties, this here be the place t'read while y'drinks yer mornin' brew. Congrats to ye on a 'ole boatload of stories!

  8. Rick

    Run the idea of a bunch of old gray wood held together with rusting screws that doesn't float through your fertile mind and the story produces bids on Ebay for something that will cost thousands to make right. Now that's power! Cheers to the next 1000.

  9. Michael

    Thanks Matt for what has become a regular and really enjoyable interlude in my day. Also to all your talented contributors. Over here we are far away from most of you, but feel close in spirit and part of a real community, as a result of this fantastic blog.