Yesterday was one of those days that exemplifies why we do this. And yes I had to Google exemplify. We can see traffic stats and know where, wear, were the readers come from, what time of day etc. We have had a hunch that we are reaching a younger demographic. But because of the web, not what we are talking about. We hit the nerve yesterday big time. Many new commenters , and many under the age of 30 and proud to announce it. My heart lit up each time I read the comments. Close to 100 of them, and today i am sure it will pass the 100 mark. making this the second most talked about story in Woody Boater history. It was also one of the top 3 most days of all time. We got close to 15,000 hits with around 5,000 visitors. In ONE DAY! The only one that topped it is the big gun shoot out. And there is a huge lesson to be garnered from that. Woody Boaters want to have fun with there boats. If you read all the comments, that was the general theme of the day. You are not big on judging, or shows, you want more interaction at events. And fun classic boats are the way to go. You respect the older generation for sure, but want to be included in the conversation. What was telling to us here is that in fact the older guys and gals want the same thing. The energy and passion is still alive in all of us. So we hear you all. And since we have no board of directors other than you. We will consider yesterday an official board meeting that no one got board at!
So now what? Well we want your ideas big time. We heard load and clear you want a fun event. So we are Announcing today that for 2013 we will be having the very first 5th Anniversary Woody Boater Blow out, shootout, bring your wieners gathering, party alooza. That’s right. This year we will pick a location someplace in the USof A with your help, and make it a happening. This will be your event. Think Burning Man meets Wood Stock, meets Pebble beach. A mix of fun with classic boats of all sorts of makes and quality. Events like, How many people will that boat actually hold before it sinks, Shoot outs between similar boats of different brands. Top Gear gone boating. So bring on your ideas for a location, and events. I am thinking no judges, but referees and therapists will be on hand. So pile on here and let us know. ROCK ON GARTH!