Sausage Saturday

Right now as you read this I am on a flight back to Virginia from Los Angeles. It's been one of those years. I seem to be back and forth so much I am getting to know some of the flight attendents on a certain flight. And there is nothing…

Mid Century Desk Boat! Cool?

Anything with the words Mid Century as a descriptor of art, makes is special. But its a fine line sometimes. Today on eBay  we found this cool Mid Century Art Boat. Now of course the photos are a bit confusing, so I did a little clean up…

Time Capsule – Harley-Davidson Boat, And Golf Cart

As if finding a never sold Harley Davidson boat isn't enough, how about a Harley Davidson Golf Cart? My head is about to explode! Now, i am not a Harley collector, or even a motorcycle guy. but I get the passion for sure. if I wasn't terrified…

Part Boat, Part Artwork – Stinky Gets Her Winter Home!

Yesterday I spent a couple hours getting Stinky tucked away. But yikes. I need to build some sort of lift thing that I can build on the spot and take down. This way of jacking and praying is not for the faint of heart. Here…

Anyone Want To See What’s In Dane’s Drawers?

A huge thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Dane Anderson for spending his free time fishing around in his drawers. I am always happily surprised what people find. This week, Dane was able to find this very cool package of Century Boat…

The Trophy Of All Trophies Goes To Gar Wood!

Hands down, this is the best trophy ever made. A cocktail shaker trophy. Dang! Leave it to Gar Wood the designer of all designers, to design such a cool trophy. Maybe we could adopt this idea for shows.  A huge thanks to The Antique Boat…

Sausage Sunday!

We haven't had a a good Sausage Day in a while. Hopefully you are getting some great fall last gasp shots this weekend. So grab your coffee varnish and let have some sausage. For thos new to sausage day, it's a day of disconnected story…

Inspector Morse – Endeavor Race Boat?

I know many of you might be shocked at this, but I love Masterpiece Theater, a PBS staple. The production quality and story lines are amazing. The set design an ability to capture a time and place with a story line is fantastic and not the…

I Wish I Smoked!

We have done stories on my ashtray obsession before, but today's ashtray on eBay might just make me wanna smoke. It seems the nautical theme and smoking were a thing. Which is odd since smoking on a boat and well just smoking will kill you.…

Izod Uses A Woody Boat To Make A Point!

Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Bob "Have I Got A Calendar For You" Kays for finding this fun uncut commercial for Izod. Now, of course as a Creative Director in advertising I have an opinion on ads like this. And as a Woody Boater also an opinion.…

A Different Type Of Reporting In From Gull Lake Late-ish

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Long time fellow Woody Boater Dave Bortner from Freedom Boat Service reports in in a wonderfully produced short video from the past Gull Lake Show at Bar Harbor Supper Club. You may recall this was home to the big Woods & Water event…

I Just Kept Repeating To Myself, It’s Just Paint, It’s Just Paint.

Well, yesterday I did it. I had built up enough courage to try and do some lettering on Stinky. I preached hand lettering and have been guilty of trying all sorts of other ways around to avoid trying it myself. Here where I live, a good…

Do I Do It? Need Help Sport’n Up Stinky!

When we first got Stinky out her barn, it's been a never ending fun art project. While keeping her history alive, flaws and all, we have been aware that she does in fact have a racing history. Which of course adds a fun dimension to the…

The Truth Of Age And Flaws.

We have touched on this subject many times here, and with all this back and forth about this years awards, it dawned on me that what was it about that original interior that hit such a nerve. Its polarizing.. YES, I am bringing it up again..…

Itsy Bitsy Witchy! Syd Marsden Gets A Mini Me!

Famed Model Maker Greg Rice just finished the model of fellow Woody Boater Syd Marsden's Black Witch. Holey COW! Wow. Greg does amazing work, and we have seen his detailed work on Thunderbird and Lockpat II, but to see it on a more humble…

The First Last Gasping On Lake Hopatcong

This year, the last gasping is starting early for the citizens of WoodyBoaterville. Even though its going to be in the 80's today here in VA, and a nice day in New Jersey, the lake is having its once every 5 year draw down. Like a forced…

$500 Books? What The Hell? Is This Still Going On?

The other day a new WoodyBoater reached out to me asking for advice about starting a restoration on his Capri. Any resourses out there. I suggested the local ACBS group, the Boat Buzz, and Don Dannbergs books. Is email back had me…

Tahoe Slide On eBay – With A WoodyBoater Connection?

This very cool slide on eBay shows a wonderful time capsule image of a pre race on Lake Tahoe. Of course here is the image so not sure why it needs to be purchased, but if you want it blown up and frames you need to own the slide. But for…

Have You Looked In Your Drawers Lately?

It's been a while since we messed around in someones drawers. And thanks to Bob Kays for fishing around in his. Look what he found? A Kit Boat! Not the biggest one out there. But as Bob likes to say, it's not the size of the brouchure it's…

Naming Party – Stinky’s Engine Needs A Name?

When we installed the used H from Dave VanNess we had to get a new manifold, the one on the older H was a slight different style. Remember Stinky is the 25th Barrel back made, so she has some old stuff, including that dreadful Aluminum Head.…

Labor Of Love – Happy Labor Day

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As we have been celebrating the countdown to Port Huron, we have had our own little countdown here in Reedville. Getting Stinky back in the water. It's had its twists and turns, but the good news, is with the help of many, she is in the…

Three Bob’s, Three K’s, And Two Rockets!

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Every now and then a fun observation comes along. You may be trying to figure out the K thing. or not. It's actually a simple thing, that happened durrng a photo shoot for next years Lake Hopatcong Poster and Calendar. The two big winners…

The Photographic Art Of Tahoe By Steve Lapkin Captures The Warmth Of Tahoe

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We have been having fun with featured boat shows the past couple years. During the show we try and report on the news as its happening, and near the then, is when the real art comes out. These are the select shots that are far more than…

Clayton Boats, Boats And More Boats. Kent O. Smith Jr, Nails It!

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Well another Clayton boat show is in the history books. As always, the weekend flew by. Shooting the show is a challenge, trying to balance time between socializing with boat friends, getting up early for better light, uncooperative weather,…

Clayton Kent O Smith Jr Style – Part 1

Today we feature part one of a two part series from famed photographer Kent O. Smith Jr. Clayton is a stunning area, but through Kent's eye, beyond magical. Its always exciting to feature Kent's artwork. And stay tuned tomorrow for an amazing…

Big Honk’n Numbers!

If you look at enough old photos of old boats on Lakes and Rivers you will notice every now and then, HUGE numbers on the sides. Now, I am not sure if this was a look? or the Law. It seems a tad odd, but I suppose the reason is you could…

The Mariners Museum Chris Craft Library Is Open-ish For Business Again.

If you have been on hold to get your Hull Card, or some photos, Good News. The Mariners Museum is open for that stuff. Want to go there and fish around in the files. No. The move will be years in the making, but access to your Hull Card…

My Grandfathers Flags!

Today I am going to get rather artsy fartsy on things. Pictured are my Grandfathers two star Admiral Flag, and a wonderful linen 48 star flag. They usually sit on a shelf, but today here in Reedville the town is celebrating the 4th and I thought…

It’s Sausage Saturday.

Well, it looks like Sausage is the official term for days like today where we take little bits of unrelated potential stories and make a day of it to clean out the files. Oddly enough these special Sausage Days are very popular as are header…

Meet Miss Ruinit – A Special Project. Or Complete Fail!

So. First I know that when it comes to toys, you are NEVER supposed to touch them. Original is best. Right? Right? We all get this? Now, I saw this on Ebay. $20.. And it aint nuthn special. Or is it? Like finding a grey boat in a back yard.…

A Woody Boater Needs Gauges For His Century.

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Fellow Woody Boater Jeff N from California who is a Outlaw Hot Rod guy and now a Sons Of Varnish Member and is all in on getting his new Century ready for some fun. But he is looking for a new hard to find set of gauges. Does anyone know…

Rainbow Sunset Birthday Cruise. Does It Get Any Better?

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After a weekend of on and off rainy gloomy boating, or non boating, we set out last night between dinner and birthday cake for the Boatress for what looked like it might be a nice sunset cruise on WECATCHEM. This was a very special day for…

The Mystery Of The Plastic Doohickey! What Does Mr Doody Think?

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Ever found something in your bilge and wondered, mmmm I wonder where that goes? To add to the drama of it. Was it part of a toy that a kid dropped 20 years ago and I just found it, or a key part that will leave me stranded. So you wonder.…

Get Your Race On…eBay!

We bought a set like this years ago, and it just adds a certain so and so touch of fun to Stinky. And here is one again. A race ready set. Its priced right and will add a touch of flair to a smaller race boat. hydro, or Thunderbolt, etc. YOU…

I Got Outplayed By The Boatress. And I Love Her For it.

So, you know how I go on and on about how to buy lots of boats? Ya, that stuff, and how one of the tricks is to buy them for the kids and your wife, or husband? Right? I think I am so smart. Well, something happens when you are married to…

Why Don’t You Come Up Sometime And See This Outboard?

Is that an outboard in your pocket? Okay okay, guess what today is about. A Mae West outboard on eBay! Now I have to admit, I knew some of Mae Wests quotes, but as I was prepping this story. WOW, she was fantastic and had some amazing lines.…

GMC Sierra Trailer Video Features Woody Boat

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Thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Bill Hancock for sending us in this video produced by GMC to high lite their trailer goodies. It's fun to watch to see how a fancy production co, art directors and so on show the dream scenario of…

Original Chris-Craft Factory Delivery Slides On Ebay!

Ever wonder what your boat looked like brand new being delivered? Well, it's tough since are passion is a pre Photo phone universe. And people were not capturing every little thing. And if they did, it was in BW, so color photos are rare,…

This Fathers Day Is Gonna Be Steamy Up In The 1000 Islands!

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It's your weekend Dads, you know that one day a year where you get to do what you want.Like spend all day in a hardware store, or just flop and have cheese doodles served to you while your kids tell you how wonderful you are. HAHAHAHAHAHA!…

The Newest Member Of The Fleet. The Boatress Gets A Boat!

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So as reported yesterday we did a drive back from...... New Jersey, at Katzs Marina where this little time capsule 1958 Cavalier was waiting all winter for us to bring her home. I was up there for an Award show for work, we did well BTW,…

A Fellow WoodyBoater Gets Hitched!

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A couple years ago at the large Gull Lake Show we met Alex Kent and his cousin. You remember, they have a very cool 25 Sportsman and a Blue Rocket. Well, looks like Alex got married this weekend, and the wedding cake! Yup, a 25 Sportsman,…

It’s Sausage Sunday!

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if you are here just now and wondering what in the hell is Sausage Day? It's an ongoing feature, where we take all the lips and snouts of incomplete stories and place them all together and make... well, sausage.That and that time Troy posted…

Okay, Who Do We Blame Now?

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One of the joys of WoodyBoatering is when things just take a dump on you. BTW, I am being sarcastic here. I mean its fun sometimes, and is in the end the true reason we never get board. Maybe fed up? But when things go wrong, like lets say a…

We Got Us A Swedish X-K19 Naming Party Here Today!

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A huge thanks to fellow Woody Boater Hakan Pettersson from Sweden for sending in photos of his time capsule XK -19.  Okay, the boat is in Sweden, was in California. Now, Haken's got questions that some of you XKers may now how to answer.…

Honey, Guess What Followed Me Home? Honey? Honey?

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Thanks to the future single Woody Boater Eric Zelman sent us in this fun story. I will add, that there is nothing more fun than bringing home a mess, and spending the weekend getting her out on the water having fun. That is Woody Boating…

Please, Why Are You Reading This?

If you are here today reading this, I beg you to out and jump in a lake, river or anything with your boat. Now, you say, I don't have a running boat? Well, how about a lunch box. That's right, as a penalty for reading today, you get a vintage…

I Collect Boats! WHAAAAT?

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Have you found yourself in a cocktail conversation and the topic of things we like to do comes up? And they say, oh yes, I like to go golfing, what are you into. Oh I like old wood boats.... Pause, oh those are cool, like old Chris Crafts?…

Sweet Pea Update, Fashion Shoot And Video Experimenting

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One of the cool parts of owning a slow motion Trawler is you can take your time taking photos and finding new angles to shoot. After all, how many bow and stern shots can one take. After a while they all just kinda blend together. We are…