The Century Guys organized a special surprise at the Woody Boater Lodge tonight, Hey these guys are cool after all… They call it – “Christmas in CenturyLand, every year, it’s like this, really…a new Coronado loaded with gifts….Merry Christmas…”
According to our interpid reporter Irving, when Matt Helm arrived at the Woody Boater Lodge this afternoon, he immediately noticed a young lady sunbathing in a small wooden boat, hidden away in the corner of the marina… She was hoping to get some privacy over there but… After all, Matt is a “Private Eye” (get it).
Later that night Matt Helm used all his manly “Bandolero Skills” and the next thing we know, they were together at the party… I wonder if that had anything to do with the fact that Matt arrived in a classic Century Coronado with a big V-8?
More Century guy’s chiming in, this one from Mike Mayer – Kinda lame…. I know. I’ve actually been working today. And at my kids school making gingerbread houses…..Party appears to be going well……nice job.
Lock up your daughters and warn your wives… The Century Guy’s just arrived from up north… And they are thirsty, hungry and lookin’ for love… (in all the wrong places) With them and Matt Helm in the house, anything could happen! Somebody tell Alex to watch out…
The Celebrities are starting to roll in, or should I say fly-in… Jeff said – “Jeff and Chewy are on the way. We just made the Kessel run by boat in under 10 parsecs, beating the old record by 2 parsecs. The vessel is back in her hanger…er um boat house being refueled. Chewy has his partay beads on because he doesn’t know the difference between Christmas and Mardi Gras. He is a good side kick, but when he drinks, I can’t understand a damn word he says!” (a Wooden Wookiee…)
James and Caroline just sent us this update, they decided to take the ferry from the West Coast rather than bring “Perlita Too” around the horn, James commented – “Save me a small scotch; we’re on on our way, but encountering some rough weather…”
Paul and Karen just sent us this from Saskatchewan, Canada… “Paul and I are on our way to the virtual Xmas party. It’s slow going because of the fog! (The fog outside and the fog in our heads from the real Xmas party our company had last night. Pray we make it without incident! See you soon. Karen”
Jim Frechette just pulled up to the dock in his Red and White.. With a Christmas tree! “This is what happens when Texans go to New York for Christmas. It is really cold!! Note our new hats! Me and the elusive Cindy, my lovely wife. Merry Christmas!”
Fellow Woody Boater Richard chimed in today… – Matt & Texx, Love the site! Hey everybody. Looks like I may not make it. I’ve been leaving Hot Cocoa out in the shop every night for three years and the elves have not made much progress. Maybe Santa is above working on plywood? I’m starting to think maybe his sleigh is a Chris Craft. Now that I think of it, Joe (my one employee) is getting fatter so I think something is up. Maybe next year. I guess I’ll have to do the work myself. See you in Hessel this August!
A while ago we sent our Roving Reporter Irving in to town to pick up some more shrimp (who the heck is eating all the shrimp?) and he spotted Matt Helm in his Century Coronado driving across Lake Cyberspace towards the Woody Boater Lodge… It must be Happy Hour…
Hows the party everyone? We just pulled in to Woodyboaterville, should be up at the lodge in an hour. Every motel in town is booked solid becuase of the party tonight, trying to find a Pontoon Boat for the night… – Texx
So I didn’t get the memo about boarding times and missed the Pan Am Clipper to the party from the West Coast. Driving my own truck there would be no fun at all, and my boats are all winterized. Cole is at school so he won’t mind if I take his Skeeto. I’ll only stay for one or twelve drinks and be home before he even knows it is missing. But at this point, I am thinking the virtual triple (with Liberty power) would have got me there a little faster. I am on my way. Save me a hot buttered rum. I will need it to warm up when I finally make it! Merry Christmas Woodyboaterville! Thank you, Brian Franchini
Sami & G-Ma (First Mate Karen) discussing ways to abandon me at the party and sneak away to the nearest Shopping Mall… Why else would the be grinning ear-to-ear? Well!!!… I’ll just head to the Bar and have Lilly fix me a Martini with an extra shot of chocolate syrup and drown my sorrows… (Ahhh, That’s better) – Al Benton
Matt/Texx – It’s great that you guys promote these “party from work” events. Maybe you should concoct some reason to do this every Friday… Being the first time at one of these things I don’t really understand the rules. Am I supposed to be drinking virtual Hot Buttered Rums? If so I messed up. Maybe I’ll get it right next time. Love the header !! Merry Christmas all and thank you Woodyboater for the party and all that you guys do. Thanks – Wes Yandt & Family Spokane, WA
Matt & Texx – I got word from my old mentor, the late great Peter Henkel, St. Clair Flats Marina (Scripps Marine). My first taste of wooden boats. He showed up in his Chris-Craft Racing Runabout Red, White & Blue… (circa: 1977 St. Clair Flats, check out the hat!) Party On – Mark Edmondson
Hi Texx – Great party so far! Bryan and Kathy Rhodes try to get to the dock in their 1961 Shepherd before the virtual partygoers on board the Segwun (in the back ground) disembark on the Muskoka Lakes in Ontario.
The Riva guys and Don Ayers sent us a nice Card.. MARINARIVA & IL SUO STAFF AUGURANO UN FELICE ANNO NUOVO E “SERENA” NAVIGAZIONE (MARINARIVA & ITS STAFF WISH TO YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND “CLOUDLESS” BOATING)
From Chris at Hagerty Marine Insurance… For the record I don’t think this water craft is covered… “The Northern Mich. Contingent has cut our berg loose and are on our way, we do have an outboard attached”… But Chris no numbers on the hull…
Matt Fine is eating his way through the party trays..
The buffalo chicken wings on a stick are still cooking, but I picked up a few garbage plates for breakfast for the early attendees. Two cheeseburgers (no buns) over mac salad and home fries, with mustard and onions, and covered with a meat based hot sauce. The perfect way to winterize your arteries!
Marianne and I have just docked the Water Lily at the WoodyBoaterville marina and need some directions on how to get to the party. Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays to all from Michigan!
It’s easy Greg, just type in Woody Boaterville in your GPS.. We will see you soon! But honestly greg, it looks like better weather where you are..
ARRRGH! was the first to arrive for the party… He supplied the wine for happy hour, which starts at 12:00 EST PM.
WoodyGal – Geneva Lake 2011
Allen (By the way, what’s that in his case?)
Until Texx’s post on Wed. I didn’t realize that my 26’ CC Triple was Liberty powered, thanks Texx, SWEET ! Well after working out all day yesterday I got myself in shape and here is a picture of me launching the triple into Cyberspace Harbor. This is so WoodyGal will recognize me when I get to the party (she asked me to send a picture). If we meet at a future show I may be in disguise as a fat balding guy, but be assured it’s only a disguise. Thinking of dancing to finance my next restoration, those dollar bills add up. Hope I can also give a ride to that hot chick from yesterday’s video. – Rick
Charles Bingham and Frosty (or is that Alex?)
Allen Willey from Michigan brought his all original, one owner 1976 18′ Rally Cruiser I/O – Very nice!
What’s a party without a cute bartender? Lily, the “Master of Mixology”, will be serving up some of her favorites.
Performing a virtual toast to all WoodyBoaters. CHEERS!!
Who’s idea was it to offer non-alcoholic drinks to a bunch of boaters? BORING…
Her specialty, chocolate milk martinis (top-shelf, organic milk). Shaken, not stirred.
And as much as they tried, the guys from Wyoming just couldn’t quite get it together in time for the party…
Woody Boater Hessel Reporter Alex Watson reporting from the not-so-virtual Islander Pub in Hessel, MI.