You may notice some small changes here at Woody Boater, Ads moving around, OK, everything moving around. Sometimes if you hit refresh later in the day you can watch it change in real time. It will give you a headache, and I know how much the citizens of WoodyBoaterville hate change.. But as we grow, things need to be changed. Woody Boater is a work in progress. no plan, just adjustment to the market and to what our readers and supporters want.
Some of the changes include a new 2012 Classic Event Calendar, after messing around with different ones, it hit us like a bolt of lightening. lets make one calendar for all the hobby…..the ACBS the official go to calendar. That way you only really need to worry about notifying more than one place, and they are the masters of events. They have made this an OPEN CALENDAR so any event can be on there. It’s a kind and generous gesture to help the hobby. Trust me its not easy to do.. We honor that kind gesture with a massive real estate donation. Thanks to the ACBS for making this happen.
The Chris – Craft Antique Boat Clubs Boat Buzz in a new prominent position, since it changes by the minute we thought it should be more at the top.
Our Sponsors are now on Two sides of the page. These companies are who we have to thank for the continued growth of Woody boater. So they get the top space. Please support them back. That’s why this is all free to you.
Also of note, we are now officially a registered trade mark. WoodyBoater® is now a protected brand. Thats right, while you were sleeping and wondering why all things good are shrinking, we have grown up, and with that comes the need to protect what we have all built. We also have plans to expand and take over the globe.. Look out Starbucks…
We are also excited to invite some new sponsors to the table. St Lawrence Restoration, Sunrise Restoration, Soon Alpha Tango Marine and two more that I can not announce yet, but we are very very excited about them joining us.
There are more fun things in store. Yep soon we will announce a new online store. Woody Boater Apparel will sell .. Apparel, Hats, shirts etc. We plan on starting small, but its set up to go as big as needed. We will be making small collections of stuff. And move on to new stuff, so if you see something you like, get it, I hate making the same stuff over again. Collect them ALL! Yes there will be Sons Of Varnish Shirts, but this round will have a small change. If you were able to get one of the 150 made and sold exclusivity at lake Dora, you have the prototype.. Put it in a safe deposit box..
Thanks again for your comments and good cheer, the hobby, lifestyle, sport, whatever we call it, is better off because of it. We hope in a small way we can continue to grow and keep things fun and fresh.
Matt & Texx