The M27, Moores Yachts First Build, Is Aptly Named “Patience.”

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There is over the top, and then there is over, over the top when it comes to design, build and bringing dreams true. The process of taking that vision and making it a real thing is one of the most special human abilities on the planet. It…

Leap Day! You Saw It Coming Four Years Ago.

Okay, today has all the potential for a loop story. Whats a loop story? Well its a story that just never ends. It can just swirl around in a loop. For example. Is leap year in New Zealand? So yes? But? Is it already over since they are a…

Milking Wood Does Your Boat Good

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Well, well, ya can always learn something new. I need to go back a bit. Three days ago, I did a story on Southwind and the rail. I talked about using milk as a powerwashing fluid, and to be honest, it was just a joke about milking the story…

Morning Light, A Short Film To Start Your Week Off With Sunshine

Today we are releasing our latest film, Morning Light, to the folks here in Woodyboaterville before we take it to the Cannes and Sundance film festivals. Okay, maybe just someone on a phone in Cannes who happens to be at Cannes, or, okay, okay,…

Morning Sunshine At The Global HQ

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Meet SOUTHWIND, She is another Butler built boat, mid 1960's and is the last round stern boat built by Georges father. We were lucky enough to have both boats there for a moment before SOUTHWIND went up on the rails. It was going to be a…

WHOOPS Gets A New Engine Cover For Lake Dora

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Over the winter, Wayne Bomb tackled a beast of a project. A new lighter engine cover for the 17 Ski boat. Of course the entire boat is kinda custom, so no need to try and be original. And no need to start over. It is what it is and cool…

The Real Fine Art Of Ralph Frisina

There is art, then of course our Art, and then there is fine art. One can put Fine Art up in any room of the house, office or gallery. It's kinda a fine line of subjectivity to be honest. Is a velvet Elvis painting art? Possibly the first…

Glenna Fay Is On Her Way To Fish Another Day

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The annual Glenna Fay report is in and she is ready to go fishing again. Over the winter she had some extensive patching, and paint scratching for sure. And Peale just chipped away at it when the weather was warm enough to work. Which was…

Blood, Sweat & Varnish – 2024 T Shirts For Lake Dora

Introducing this years Lake Dora T Shirt design. This year I made them White and black. I keep finding myself wanting a white shirt out on the water and the black shirts are always fun and a tad bit more tude. I am working out the details this…

Warm Memories As A Public Service

I remember taking these images and think'n. Yes I can do two things at once.. Anyway, I thought, I am gonna wanna look at these around February. And then of course I forgot about them. As I am looking through them, some are nice sunsets…

Syd’s Text Message Museum Reports In From The Central NY Boat Show

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In what has to be the most over the top set up for any classic boat show Syd Marsden goes to the extreme to show of the amazing Pink Century his family owns. Yes, we have had many such situations in the past, most notably Chads plastic lily's…

Love – The Most Powerful Engine On The Planet.

I have been lucky enough to be in love for close to 40 years to an amazing woman. The Boatress, just incase you are thinking I am gonna twist this into a boat story. Being in love is the most wonderful feeling one can possess. I have said this…

Are You Ready? Of Course Not. We Are, Kinda.

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According to the Today Show, the average person will spend $180 on valentines Day. Well, according to Woody Boater you can spend Nuth'n. Just be creative and click and customize. Put her/his face on the face on the card and that may do the…

The WoodyBoafa

Well, get ready for this project. The Boafa, a sofa and a boat into one very unique Lounge? Bar? Sofa? Entertainment Center? I really have no idea yet, but its gonna be cool, and able to roll around.. Maybe a small battery powered engine…

Ship Show Week Comes To A Sad End – Rest In Pieces A Short Film

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Happy Super Bowel Sunday.  Ya I know, the Term Super XXXX is a copywriter term, so I need to stay clear of that, and my typo better describes the story today anyway with Ship Show week. Anyway, here is the film of the entire death march of…

I Need A Drink, And I Don’t Drink

It's a boat, it's a bar, it's a super bar. Okay, let's get all the puns out of the way. Will it float if chucked in the DRINK? Will it run aground on a sand BAR?  Okay, thats more than enough. And if you are so inclined and desperatly need…

A New Sofa For HQ.

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As part of the Ship Show this week, I was able to get me a new sofa/bar/entertainment center. At least thats what it will be when I am done. Its perfect, with a platform and some cool wheels, refinish, cushions. BAM. And I can motorize it…

What Does A Goat, Some Ship and Three Tractors Have In Common?

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Okay. Today is gonna be about Friday, which was about the craziest day I have had in decades. It all started at 5AM with a spontanious Road Trip with Jimmy to pick up a boat thats been in the works for close to 13 years. Yup, for those long…

BLACK! And A SHIP SHOW TEASER! What Do A Goat, 3 Tractors And Some Ship Have in Common?

Okay, thanks for playing blue or black yesterday. We went a tad further in our investigation, and called the Auction house that sold it. William Morgart has an incredible sign auction site on FaceBook, and the signs are 100% authentic, and…

Is The Frame Blue? Or Black?

Well, here we go, just like that dress thing that the internet couldn't figure out. Yesterday while I was working on the frame for the Wallace Marine sign, I was chatting with Greg, and sent him some snap shots of the frame material I was…

Go Forward, Or Backwards? Bryan And Wayne Can’t Decide.

Okay, okay, I get the feeling it's really Bryan Crutchfield's question, and Wayne will do what ever Bryan want. ...BTW, shout out to Wayne Eversole of Everso Marine Restorations in Michigan, My CBS Sunday Morning Co Star and just great guy.…

The Art Of Trash At HQ

Well, doing several projects at once can leave quite a mess, and since its been cold, and no heat in the workshop, cleaning up is slow work. Lets just say, crap piles up. It's the way I work. There are two types of people. The ones that…

Remember That Chris – Craft Sign That Sold For $15,000?

The day after the Wallace Marine sign sold on a Facebook auction, Greg Wallace and I were on the phone talking about the entire deal. No Greg's family did not buy the sign. Thats crazy money, but if you have a need, then itch it. 20 years…

Art And Miss Pepsi, Our Art, Not Art As In Art. But Art As In Art. You Know Art. Why Do I Keep Needing To Explain This?

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Just when you thought Art's family couldn't get any cooler, Art recalled this little bit of history pertaining to Belle Isle and life in Algonac Michigan in the 1950's. BTW, this just scratches the surface of Art's cool family. take it away…

Warm Sausage – Dang, 70 Degree’s Yesterday.

Late Saturday morning, and had a wonderful warm day yesterday working on something special, in the meantime, we have some sausage. Lots of sausage, okay mostly post cards.

Original 1929 Chris-Craft All Fleet Brochure On eBay

If you are a paper guy, thats kinda the term for the guys that love the brochures and stuff, then today on ebay is your chance for some real nice, well, paper. For the record, I love this stuff, but I have found, I get it, and then it goes into…

The Birth Canal Rocket Identified, Is It Yours?

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A huge thanks to the Katz's Marina gang for looking up the special Rocket featured in the report the other day. The boat is number 42 one of the B engines. And whats also cool, it we can also narrow down the year of this photo. And if you…

Is This A Photo Of My Baby In The Birthing Canal?

Hey, hows that for a click bait headline? For the record, it is an accurate description of the situation. These pictures were posted on Facebook. YES, I Know. But Irwin Marine from time to time posts a gem or two. And I have found other…

Art Get’s Paul Harvey To Tell The Rest Of The Story

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In yesterdays comments, Art mentioned the famous Sportsman Cover in the 1938 catalog set we finally got in the mail. Some may recall the original story, some may not. But the cover shot was shot at Art's Grandfathers home, and of course that…

A Late Letter From Algonac

Our post office here is a little slow. Okay, well, I suppose all rural areas have some mail delays. Anyway, better late than never I suppose. I got this in the mail yesterday, it took about 86 years, and the jokes on them cause that 3 cent stamp…

Big Bubba Gets Her Beauty Makeover

Sorry, but it was around 60 yesterday. Windy as hell. but warmish. So the 58 who's name has been Big Bubba for 30 years, got her decal makeover. And now one last choice. Hub Caps or no hub caps. The ones on there are wrong anyway since the…

While You All Look For The Easter Egg, Jimmy And Danny Dropped The Pass Gas Special Into Stinky

Well, if you are a new ready to WoodyBoater this could be the most confusing headline ever for you. But I will guess that for many of you, it makes perfect sense. And so it goes, another day in Woodyboaterville.  Happy Saturday! It is Saturday?…

Be Part Of The Teaser, It’s An Easter Egg Hunt

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Thanks to many of you for trying out the easter egg thing yesterday. For those of you that are there, here, out there. Let's tease the others without giving it away.  So many have asked.. Whats An Easter Egg? Other than an egg that painted…

Sausage, Just Sausage. Okay And A Stack Of Flapjacks

It's cold, it's rainy/snowy/crappy outside, and thats that. We do have some really cool stuff in the works. So stay tuned. And there is an easter egg on the home page as a teaser so you can see whats happening. Thats all I am gonna say.…

While We Are Living In A Weather Armageddon, I Have More Pressing Issues.

In my quest to get more familiar with the vinyl plotter. I have now started on the 1958 Chevy Truck. I am conflicted between two directions. One more traditional, the other that follows a sort of design rule. An argument could be made for…

Adding Some Razz-ma-tazz To The Shop Truck

Three years ago I was lucky enough to score this little beast for the Railway, and it has become one of my favorite cars/trucks of all time. It drives like a sports car, hauls crap and never complains. I have even towed Wecatchem with it. YUP.…

Grand-Craft Shuts Doors For Good. Sad But True.

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I am not one to talk about bad news, after all our mission here is to promote the positive in the classic boat community, and of course the occasional disaster. Okay, maybe being towed in, okay maybe... WOW, I am sure gonna work on that.…

The Cradle Of Love Woody Boater Style

Longtime fellow Woody Boater Mike Flood sent us all this wonderful cradle he has made for his future Grand child DUE THIS WEEK! The cool part of all this, other than being blessed with a Grand child is this cool cradle converts to a rocker,…

“LIVE MAS” – FORESEEING 2024 By Steve Lapkin

“Live more” should or could be one of your 2024 New Year’s resolutions. Remember the line from the movie AUNTIE MAME? “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” The life motto of Mame Dennis, be it in good times…

Some Leftover Scraps From A Year Ago

Today, we have some left over scraps from 2023. I suppose one could say they are a year old, but all mashed together, some yummy sausage.

Time Marches On, But Not Here In Woodyboaterville.

Well, if you are like me, I fell asleep at around 9pm. And if you do the math, it was already 2024 someplace. So? Wow, have I gotten that blasé in my 60's. And yes I had to spell check blasé. Here are several of the spellings I tride.…

2023 In One Story!

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Well, there we have it, the end of 2023,  The past, and tomorrow the future. See there was a theme here. Hey it just happened. So here we have some of the highlights of 2023. We…

Mr B, Miss A, And I Went On A Boat Ride Yesterday…Kinda

I clearly have needed a good old boat ride lately. And with the weather and yada yada, thats just not in the cards. So I borrowed Jimmys Model A Murray Bodied 1929 Model A and went out for a ride with Mr B. I LOVE this little old lady. She…

The First Known Photo Of The Davis Marine Railway, AKA The Woody Boater Global Headquarters

Yesterday, like some sort of karma moment I got this image form the Northern Neck Historical Society asking to confirm if in fact this was now the Reedville Marine Railway. Called the Davis Marine Railway,  It sure as heck looks familiar.…

A Little Less Fatty Sausage Today

Well, a rainy cold morning, and guess what? Ya, again I slept in late. I suppose I will be called into Woodyboater HR and given a good talk'n too about showing up to work on time.  So today we get some sausage. But a different kinda sausage.…

We Have Us A Good Old Vote The Boat Design Today

Okay, I have the next two ish days off, and its supposed to be in the 60's here in Virginia, and so my plan is to work on Stinky, and try out the new graphic vinyl plotter. I did the numbers and will be doing the transom and I am thinking…

Whatchya Get?

MERRY CHRISTMAS MORNING. Okay, What did ya get? A tie you don't wear anymore? Socks? Covid?

The But Holey Grail Of Toilets

Hey, we have a good old fashion toilet story today. Yes, this is another tradition, and this year I was scared I may have to repurpose one from the past, and then god delivered this porcelain false god to me, and of course I wish to share…