Here is Lily's bottom, prop and rudder.

Here is Lily’s bottom, prop and rudder.

One of the joys of Torch Lake was how crystal clear the water was…is… It allowed us to have some fun looking at a different side of woody boating. So Chad Matt B and I tried to have some fun looking under and behind the boat, to what it looks like to be in an exhaust pipe, or from a anchor line. Crazy? Yes? Your looking at it, so whoe’s crazy?

What happens when she starts up?

What happens when she starts up?

You asked so here it is….how it all looks from the water when your engine starts. Ya know you want to know.

BAM, by the way, after a couple seconds, the exhaust water is nice and hot.

BAM, by the way, after a couple seconds, the exhaust water is nice and hot.

And one last look.

Point of view from an anchor line

Point of view from an anchor line.


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35 Responses to “A New Yet Strange Perspective On Classic Boats!”
    • Floyd Burdett

      For a REALLY interesting video.. mount the camera below water-level, and watch the hydro-dynamics of the boat bottom as it moves thru the water!
      Not sure how you will accomplish that…since I don’t know what kind of camera you are using. But THAT will be a very enlightening video!

  1. Philip Andrew

    You guys are nuts! Love the shot of the rear underwater. Ever wondered what your rear looks like under the water? Well now you know. Matt did you get those itchy things ?

  2. matt

    Ha, I swear to god, i was fine until it was brought up. HA!

  3. matt

    its all in yesterdays comments. Eoooouch! Chad ruined my day

  4. Greg Lewandowski

    Water volume from exhaust pipe of Lily seemed a little weak. Chad, you better check that impeller.

  5. Rabbit

    Last night I dreamt that I bought a fancy new DSLR and dropped it in the lake while trying to get a shot of my boat at the waterline. Cue the Twilight Zone theme song.

  6. m-fine

    Someone got a new toy and is desperately searching for uses to justify their purchase. 😀

    • Dennis Mykols

      no, those guys just have WAY too much time on their hands…

  7. Chad

    Jesus, I think I saw a polyp.

    I’m embarrassed and feel somewhat violated.

  8. Rick

    Find deeper water and lets see some underwater action shots. Bet the CC step hull looks cool passing overhead.

  9. Old Salt

    Matt are you going to become the new official judge of all of the boat bottoms for all of the shows? What a can of worms you just opened… ..and now we are going to be judged on the sound of the exhaust from the waterline… HA!

    • Rick

      Bet a $100 stapled to the bottom would get you a perfect score.

  10. David

    I think you may have been breathing too much Carbon Monoxide.

  11. Gary

    Very obviously woody boating is a time machine and these guys have gone back to when they were 10 year olds and are not coming back.

  12. brian t

    Ha – there is NO way that Matt could have had his face anywhere close to the exhaust on our Zoomer at start up – she throws out a 20 ft spray before settling down to the usual output.

    • m-fine

      Sssh! I am hoping to get Matt to film the startup on my Ski-Jet. “Just focus on the exhaust port, don’t worry about that other opening” (Turn key) “Hey where did Matt go?”

    • Alex

      Brian T, same with my 20′ Grand Prix with the 427. Gotta check the marina dock before I turn the key.

      Guess that makes us a couple of big shooters.

    • Dennis Mykols

      same here, on the Lyman. I always have to see who see on the docks behind me, so I do not trench them. AND I got the little black exhaust flappers on!

  13. Alex

    Today’s photos are the WoodyBoater equivalent of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.”

    “Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from [Falls Church] to [Torch] … with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether [for the boat].”

  14. Alex

    Dang, even the logo is squirrelly! Conclusion: I must have missed one helluva good party.

  15. Philip Andrew

    Yeah this day deserves to go down in WB history as the day we all, got a little too honest about our hobby. Today has been one of those ” Oh wait you do that too?” or ” You think about that weird shit too?” Really funny. Thanks Matt. You have been the weirdo most of us are but we’re too tight to admit it. I’m feeling itchy…