Once sure sign that Woody Boater is getting old, is all the little things that just don’t work like they used too. I am still in design mode for a new Woody Boater, except for the simple insight that WoodyBoater’s DO NOT LIKE CHANGE. But the design of the site is so old, things break and the foundation of it all is so out of date, its hard to update things. Like the dam emailer. So it seems to break weekly. Header days dont rotate the way they did. UGH. Forget the App, that was a $20K YES $20,000 failure. And needed a massive update again as Apps do.
The site alone, the lifeblood of Woodyboater is so massive it uses its own Server and that is not cheap. Roughly $8,000 a year just to host the site. YA YA, don’t bother telling me about all the cheaper solutions, even owning a server. I get it, but the plan we have now has been 100% reliable and works great. So? Now what?
We are passionate about keeping WoodyBoater FREE! Open, and as silly and stupid as it is, you do get what your don’t pay for. HA, And I love it that way. I have enough stuff people pay for, and to be honest, it’s a burden when you are working for money. OH, don’t get me wrong. I love that. But there, this is passion driven and our Sponsors support your and my freedom to express our joy.
Thats why all our Sponsors have renewed there commitment this year, and since inflation does not effect anyone here, we have kept all rates the same for the past 3 years. And those were reduced based on COVID issues to help all.
If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor, bring it on. This is the best time in our 15 year history for you and all of us. And here is the crazy part. As a marketing professional for over 40 years. Woody Boater is Hands down without question the best marketing platform in the entire category of classic boats. There is more about this in our ABOUT Section. Stats and so on.
So? What is the state of our union? Its very strong, and there are some new and cool things ahead. We will never stop trying and pushing the envelope to improve the classic boat community.
Thank you and may god, gods, extraordinary beings, aliens, and your cult leader bless you. Ya, I went there.