It’s been a busy few days in WoodyBoaterville but it appears that folks are visiting the new site by the boat load! And from all over the world too…
We are working on some great new stories, and with the “Schmancy” new technology we can finally experiment with some new ideas and we look forward to your comments. The technology of the Woody Boater site is new and improved, but the content of the stories will continue to smell like varnish, old carburetors and a lean mixture of vintage fiberglass for some variety.
By the way, don’t forget to submit your vote on the Real-Time Live Traffic Feed (below on the left of the page) that Matt has set up. Keep It or Get Rid Of It? You can cast your vote anonymously…
Yesterday one of our Fellow Woody Boaters picked up this rare, all original 1959 17′ Feather Craft Islander Express Cruiser from a bone yard up north. It’s not wood, and it’s not fiberglass, but it’s vintage aluminum from the 50’s and it’s another nice example of boating history. So we plan to track the restoration process and watch this old girl come back to life over the next few months. Maybe we can call it “The Reasonably Priced Boat Restoration Project” to prove that the antique & classic boat hobby can still be affordable for the next generation of folks coming in to the hobby.
For more information on the history of Feather Craft Boats click here.
The Woody Boater scooter is tuned up and has some new tires, so we can hit the road in the spring to cover some Antique & Classic Boats Shows, visit some Woody Boaters, Marine Museums, Boat Restoration Shops, and anything we can find that relates to the hobby… So stay tuned folks.