One of the top things that new folks interested in Woody Boating say is..”Man I love that boat, but man oh man that is a ton of work” And they go off to the next piece of crap car that they will work on for two years.. But for many of us that live in Woodyboaterville we know a little secret. The secret is that our cool wood speed boat that can take over any bar dock or Lake is just as easy to take care of as any modern boat. In fact, in the long haul it’s a better place to put your money. With new technology and amazing varnish formulas, you can use your Woody Boat trouble free for some time. And when you are done with it, sell it and not loose a small fortune in depreciation like a new boat. A simple no soak 5200 bottom enables someone to trailer a boat, use a boat lift, and have years and years of trouble free fun. Varnish you say.. Well, think.. keep the boat covered.. Like you should with your classic car, and every two or three years have the varnish refreshed, and your Woody Boat looks brand new.
Lets take a 1965 Mustang vs a 1947 Deluxe Runabout.. They both would cost you around $25,000 today for a nice one. And cost about the same to restore. More than 25K by the way.. There are tens of thousands of 1965 mustangs out there today. More GT’s than were ever built as well. So the cost is the same. Ya think the Mustang is less work than the Runabout.. Think again.. Ya can’t leave that 10K paint job out in the sun for two years and not expect some problems. The 289 in the Mustang needs all the same stuff the Flat head 6 does. Tires, Shocks, all sorts of maintenance issues that a car has that boats don’t. OK boats have stuffing boxes, packing and other things. But it’s all equal.. It comes down to a new bottom.. OK.. Hows that frame on your Mustang, How bout those lower rocker panels? Yup rust.. How’s the fit on the hood that was replaced in 1982..Doors, The dash cracking? Did you replicate the orange peel paint on the lower rockers like the factory did? My point is. Classic Cars have many issues that somehow have become normalized in peoples minds. And classic Woody Boats have an image of being a lot of maintenance. Times have changed, materials have changed, and slowly classic boats have become easier to own. So next time you are looking at that Camaro you always wanted. Just think.. Where can you floor it all day long? On the weekend, does your significant other want to go out on a highway or a lake? Will your kids remember a weekend on a boat or in your muscle car? When was the last time your neighbors thanked you for starting your un mufflered car? You can find all sorts of cool ready to go boats from our sponsors on the right. Some with Warranties.. Oh, thats right….can’t get that in your classic car, can you?