January 2011, yes 3 years ago, we looked at the interneter world, and decided we needed to change some things regarding Woody Boater. We had been doing it old school for 3 years before. Dang.. Over 6 years of Woody Boater? The change caused a ton of complaints about to much stuff on the page, some cool stuff that is still there, and some we killed with in a week… but a shift from just being a blog to being a… the… daily portal to the lifestyle of classic boats. So on any given day, you can show up and take part in a daily party so to speak, and see whats going on, and whats coming up. With the ACBS calendar on the left, and the live feed from the Chris Craft Antique Boat Clubs Boat Buzz, to a place where you can find the good folks that support the hobby and your daily needs. Not to mention big headers… The changes paid off, we have more than doubled the traffic to the site since that change…The best part though of the changes has been the comments. Fun stuff for sure. With yesterdays voting on t shirt designs it was fun to see how diverse in our tastes we are. And honestly no real winner, so we will have to make a tough choice again.
For those of you interested, here is the very first story ever on Woody Boater. October 2007 I left the spelling mistakes by the way.. Thats my buddy Dan driving ‘Just Swell” the boat that started it all.
Ahoy Classic and vintage boat lovers.
Welcome to Woody Blog. Participate in classic wood boat conversation, share your opinion on all things relating to classic and antique boats. We are working on the web site as we blog. Much of the site will contain information gathered here. Such as . Great Woody boats we have owned. Great locations to enjoy woody boats … Repair tips. Places to get parts and repairs when its all to much. We are also working with Wineo sign company. A unique company that uses old school lettering in a high tech way. In other words the best of both worlds. Kaptian Krunch.. Yes… has over 40 years experience in the hand letting world and has developed a way to take that letting and send it to you in gold leaf.. You apply it and Varnish it. Its great. As to me. I own 6 woody’s and am always looking and selling to keep the fun alive. Its more learning and understanding than using. This is quickly becomeing a lost way of life. All the orig workers and builders are retired and have moved on. There is a handful of folks still around and eager to share there wisdom. That is why we are here. To give a voice to such folks. Thanks for participating, your words and thoughts are omportent… Thanks.. Woody Boater