WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? This was supposed to be a fun diversion from the winter blues.. To have fun with Mike and Alex and there passion behind there plastic boats. In a million years who would have thought what happened yesterday would happen. Oh, Texx and I had it all planned out on how to declare both boats winners. Like a little league soccer team.. Everyone gets a trophy. That it all depended on the sort of boat you needed on what day. We observed that even though we see the boats as roughly the same.. Plastic classic boats.. That they each are designed for a more specific use. So no real winner could be declared.. WRONG! That’s for politicians and soccer moms.. Grunt sniff, not us Woody Boaters.. So.. Texx, who has spent hours… no days on this, spent another 2 ours going through the over 180 comments.. 180…..So here are the results.. It aint what you all think, or at least I expected…
You are not going to believe this, but tonight after reading each and every comment submitted today regarding the “Classic Fiberglass Big Guns Shootout” and the Century Arabian won by 2 votes.
I approached the comments / votes on an individual basis, confirmed the origin of the comments (via e-mail address) to identify any multiple / duplicate votes to be completely accountable and fair to both candidates.
Here’s the results.
Total Votes = 55 submitted to 10:00 PM EST Wednesday
Spoiled Votes (includes 10 duplicate votes from m.fine and 1 other duplicate) = 11
Votes for Mike’s Century Arabian = 23
Votes for Alex’s Chris-Craft XK-19 = 21
Matt and Texx were non-voters. (abstained)
Alex and Mike were non-voters. (abstained)
Note: It may have been due to Mike’s late day plea for votes on his Lake Oswego Boat LLC Facebook page.
Facebook? Oh, that was nasty..smart…and it also looks like the Century Boat Club guys came out of the woodwork..For a plastic boat..
Some more stats.. More records.. It was the largest readership day in Woody Boater history.. I am still trying to calculate the numbers. Our server says over 12,000 successful requests.. Google says 4,000 Many people disable things that don’t allow Google to see you.. And a huge number are on Woody Boater for other things.. So.. It’s still a huge spike from a normal week. We are estimating over 3,000 people came to the site for this event. Regardless of the exact numbers, it was HUGE! Lets put it this way, more people visited Woody Boater yesterday than our entire first year! And with 180 comments the largest by far of commented stories. Fantastic fun, and a good time.. Imagine us saying 5 years ago that we would have a classic boat event while at home or work on our computers.. NOT ME!