A vintage ladder works just as good as a new one.
One of the more enjoyable parts of finding a new Woody Boat to love is accessorizing her with all the goodies that tell a story. For me, it’s hats and vintage cushions. OK, maybe a Faribault Throw here or there to soften up the interior.
Towing in a plastic boat! But look at those cushions.
OK, maybe a chair and cooler. But that’s where I stop. Unless you just happen to need a compass or clock. The thing is, if you’re going to need a boat hook, or cooler, shouldn’t it be vintage as well?
The original Thirst Aid Cooler and classic Buffalo Check Boat folding chairs
OK if you need binoculars, these are German Binoculars taken off a German Solder in 1945 by my father in WWII. Man what these things have seen! I recall using them when I was 5 and looking at the Alps. And on my first boat rides. Now they are used to look at Nuns and Cans and will be passed along to one of my sons.
Original Chris Craft boat hook and Chris Craft Mahogany Stick. Works great, and far far better than one of those new aluminum jobs.
Nor correct to Wecatchem, but cool on your Vintage 1960’s boat, life jackets. They just look cool!
Having a period fire extinguisher on board and tools is kinda cool at shows. But just for the look. Ladders, Search lights, flash lights, there are all sorts of cool stuff you can add to your trip out.
Vintage and original to the boat key chain
Still works like a champ.
Hat, clock, and light make it a timeless image.
Now you can overdo it. You don’t want to junk it up. Its all about setting a look. Do you have a wonderful fabulous set of stuff?