For the record, Okay lots of for the records today. One, we are the last people on earth to correct mistakes or point them out. We have made an art form out of spelling words and butchered names. And from time to time have been known to mislabel a boat, town or person.
Two For The Record, we are not very keen on pointing out mistakes that others make. It’s petty and reference Number one. BUT, in this latest issue of classic boating they have reported that “Sierra Boat Sells”!
And with a report like that, it can be a bit of a PR issue on how to release such information. But one glaring issue here. It’s just not true. I will admit we heard the rumor about two months ago, and did this mind boggling deep investigation, since it is news. Are you ready, because this sort of thing is breakthrough. We called him! Yup, I dialed the phone, and talked to Herb. I told him I heard a rumor and wanted to confirm. He said No, he had NOT sold. Now, business’s do this. I my self get calls, even have partnerships, heck, have taken a deal right to the brink, and backed away. But you always try and do it quietly. Someone, someplace, clearly started blabbing about something. But again, a call to Herb, would clear that up. Thats just what you do. But, we were not the only reporters that heard the rumors.
So last night an email from Herb comes in and is is of course confused since he actually might be the first to know. And was NEVER called or interviewed, NO SALE HAD HAPPENED! And the person/buyer quoted in the story, as if there had been an interview also said he has never spoken to Classic Boating magazine, and doesn’t even know them. OUCH. This is where the story really becomes a train wreck. That “Buyer” is a personal friend of Herbs and they are not too pleased.
Now, Reason For The Record Three why we are even doing this story pointing this out. Well. It’s out there and this could effect business at Sierra, and put Herb in a tough spot. And Classic Boating, even if they print a retraction on the cover with sparkles, won’t be out for another 3 months. As in November. After the last gasp. Or in Hessel the dead of winter.
Is my Classic boating here yet?
So we wanted to help all involved. Yes, we are trying to help, not gloat….ish. We wanted to help Classic Boating to get the message out ASAP, while of course roasting them. And Herb so he can stop taking all the Prozac left in California. And Herbs friend who is still wondering who is Classic Boating.
So there ya have it. To summarize. Sierra Boat Co still is owned by Herb Hall, Classic Boating is trying to get there Ditto machine to work and running around with an 3 egg omelet on their face, and we here at Woody Boater are shocked that we are the ones that didn’t screw up! Just a normal day in Woodyboaterville. Now get out there and enjoy the weekend! AND TUNE IN TOMORROW For the BIG Boat Sale of Evangelene? Will she reach over One Million Bucks?