Fellow Woody Boater Jonathon contacted me a couple weeks ago about a barn find Whirlwind he had found at a estate sale. Jonathon had not gone there for a boat, didn’t own a boat, nor want a b… Read more
Imagine walking up to a estate auction and seeing this.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The picker gods have decided to cast a light on you Dick Hickman…and best of all, you know it. In the barn.. as sh… Read more
Imagine for a second that you see this flyer. For us.. For the Pickers out there, this may as well be a Playboy pin up. The year is 1990, winter is coming, and the thought of winter projects are in th… Read more
It’s not often one gets to be emotional about storage. But thanks to Don Hardy from McCall Boat Works and his side business Shamrock Classic Boat Storage we can get about as close to an emo… Read more
I had the pleasure of meeting the Franchini Family in July at the 2009 Maritime Heritage Festival in Portland, Oregon organized by the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the ACBS.
Since then we h… Read more
One of the cool things about this type of publication is that we can report in real time. So in a sense, if you are reading this, you are sharing in the discovery of hidden treasures as it is happeni… Read more
I had started to do some preliminary research on these boats as soon as my interest had been kindled. The boat was shipped on May 28, 1948 and the original owner was J. Dee Gardner of J. Dee Gardner … Read more
Fellow Woody Boater Paul Harrison and roving Reporter Texx share this cool story. In what now looks like the beginning of Barn Find week here at WoodyBoater…..
I first saw the boat on Woo… Read more