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…

THIS THURSDAY!!!! The 2023 16th Annual Virtual Holiday Party

Are you ready? It's the 16th annual virtual Holiday party. This year will be a special party for sure with some wonderful celebrity guests. And if you are new to this chaos, Anyone who is..and was anyone is gonna be there. Throughout the…

Back Home, But Still An Hour Behind, Okay Maybe 100 Years Behind

A gloomy Monday morning, slight time zone crap, and trying to get rolling again. Thanks so much for your patience. Not like you had a choice. But hey! And also that Rowing story was a harsh reminder of why we are all here in the AM. BOATS.…

A Slide On Ebay Unleashes Some? Some? Well I Am Not Sure? But It Doesn’t End Well.

This slide is on ebay for sale. And at first glance it's kinda, well, too good. Like, this is no normal situation here. And oddly familiar. But its a slide, so it all adds to the confusion.  And thats a 1961 Ski boat for sure, and very…

Slicing And Dicing Together The Story Of Conny, The Hero Boat Of “The Boys In The Boat” Okay, Maybe Thats Our Perspective.

A Huge thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Ron Stevenson for sharing this article done for there local chapter of the ACBS. And also to Rabbit who also sent us some info yesterday and well, Of course many of you will no doubt go see…

Sausage, Yes Sausage, Lot’s Of Sausage, Okay, Maybe Not That Much.

Another day in paradise and another late morning. I did wake up around 5AM which is 6AM normal time, and, well. Fell back to sleep. I know this is throwing off out routine. But I am starting to try and adjust myself back to my early mor…

Laughing All The Time

One of the things I have noticed is in old photos you rarely see people laughing. Heck even smiling. It's hard to fake a smile, and defiantly a good laugh. I suppose it has something to do with the cameras of the day and time it took to…

A Warm Day At The Beach, With The Queen Boatress Mum

We had a day of fog and sunshine finally here in Bay St Louis The temp was around 70 and that sun sure bakes you up fine. Actually, the sun here is more like a broiler. Like in Florida, when its out full bore. You can feels it searing whats…

The Warmth Of A Smile

A smile, wave, laugh can warm up anything, anytime, anywhere! Enjoy. The world needs it. A reminder that 99.9% of humanity is good, kind, and always ready for a boat ride to happiness. AND YES I AM FINE! I am just getting some well needed…

Warming Up The Universe – It’s Our Little Public Service

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The number one reason I love doing this every day is because of the community of Woody Boaters. It really stopped being about the boats over a decade ago, and became about you and the boats are the vessels that keep us together. I am also…

Another Snow Day Here In Woodyboaterville, So I Slept In.

I know to many of you Woody Boater has been going live a little later these days. I am in a different time zone, not only physically, but also spiritually.  And just being a blob, and slow walks on the beach like some sort of inspirational…

We All Need A Lotta Lapkin To Warm Us Up

What’s in the future for snow? Weather forecasting misapprehensions. Some of us are addicted to weather forecasting. Yet, while most of us never attended a meteorology class in school or online, addiction to weather forecasting, and…

Who Knew? Apparently Everyone! Just Another Day In Woodyboaterville.

Yesterday we did a story on some prints that The Katz's Gang had foundsome stapled together coloring book pages. I had no idea this was an entire series of wonderful books made by Tony Mollica and Bill Northrup. And of course Syds Text Message…

A Chris-Craft Coloring Book? We Need More Info

Back to the Katz's Marina Gang and their drawers. We have this little mystery. A coloring book? A Sample? It's not in a book form, which leads me to think that this may have been some sort of prototype? Comp? Maybe they are table mats? Either…

Katz’s Marina Finds NOS Green Cobra’s

Yes Green. The Katz's Marina gang is famous for its Cobra collection, with a variety of colors, classic gold, black, red and now Green! And there are two of them.  Sadly they were completely covered in plastic which seems to have shrunk…

From Lego’s To Lapstrakes

The other day Dan Overbeek mentioned a passion for Lego's then Troy jumped in with one he was building, and ding dong dang, I jumped on that train for sure. We all have other passions, and some lead to another and yet another. Dan's was…

Mr B Unleashed At The B-each

We are now reporting from another time zone and weather pattern. At B-ay St Louis. And of course Mr B wanted to go to the beach. Okay, he had no idea, until he got there, but man oh man he made up for all the teen ager I dont cares, the…

WARNING: DO NOT BUY ANY OLD LOOKING SIGN ON EBAY! TELL YOUR LOVED ONES! DO NOT, NO GIFTS LIKE THIS!

I swear, oh no I mean F bomb swearing at all the Ass Wipes on ebay that are trying to sell old porcelain signs as real, old, vintage stuff. If you are shopping around for a gift for your loved one. As in LovED, before the boat came into…

The Vinyl Printer Is Alive! It’s Alive!

Dear God! That was a beast of a complex yet should have been a very simple job getting the printer going. As you may recall last week, my issues. I didnt give up, and each day made at least one moment of progress. I will list them. Why, because…

Summer Of Love Two, Too?

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Here we go on Part two of the Woody Summer Boater of 2023. There are so many wonderful memories and little images of hope for humanity. This is a very special community, and a never ending remonder at the start of the day that we are all…

This Was The Summer Of Love, Let’s Do It Again.

While the world seems to be ripping it's self apart in the news. Here in Woodyboaterville, it's all good. With one exception, it's now late fall, and soon winter will be here, and we will all be looking forward to Lake Dora and summer again.…

I Need A Graphtecxpert!

Okay, for sure, 99% of WoodyBoaters will wonder why I am doing this to myself. And to John Rothert who is still trying to figure out his flip phone. You are okay on this one, no need to even try.  But I am trying to teach myself how to use…

The Stewart Warner Auburn Temp Gauge. Get Out Your Check Book!

Okay, I was gonna just try and slither by and not make anyone aware of this special gauge. And yes I need one, but I'm dam set of trying to find one thats affordable and kinda patinaed to match the rest of Stinky's Gauges. But "someone"…

The Most Original Pre War Chris Craft Aquaplane?

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Not to be outdone by Bob Murdock, who found one of the nicest most original Chris Craft Aquaplanes, I think? This is an all original Pre war one. The line is not original, but the finish sure is, and the lettering? Thats a question I have,…

YA YA YA! I Am AWAKE NOW.

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Well, maybe you have noticed the stories this week were kinda on the light,? lite? side. I was on the road to DC, then New Jersey for a two day meeting, then back to DC and got home yesterday. BUT normally I would be all set, and looking…

Calling All Decoray Floor Owners, Anyone, Anyone? Bueller?

We have a special request from a feelow Woody Boater trying to get some better images or any image of  Decoray flooring for his 1957 Capri or Continental? And if you have some decoray flooring as a reference it would be a huge help. And…

Gone Fish’n And Some Other ‘n.

Around here on the Chesapeake bay we are in the throws of Rock Fish Season. The water cools down and the fish get feisty. Although this year the water is not so cool, and the fish are more North, so that means some very early morning boat…

We Interrupt Work For Some Low Light Basking

I absolutely love this time of year, and with global warming and all its even better. Sorry, it's all about perspective I guess. Anywho, while we are all still alive and not been mowed over by a floating meting ice burg, and this time of…

The Negative’s Are Out And About Town

Okay, today we are back with our new fave fam, the Negative's. And actually, as fun as it is to improvise the captions based on the looks on their faces, I have actually started to really like this family. I know, it's strange, but I have…

There Was A Little More Last Gasping Going On In Sydville This Weekend

A huge thanks to Syd of Syd's Text Message Museum fame for sending in some images from his last gasp this weekend up in upstate New York. BLACK WITCH  is Syds amazing Hacker Craft and this year is now featured as one of the more fun Last…

Back or Forward In Time, The Negative’s Don’t Care

Well, the Negative family was not much for daylight savings time, and or, seem to have become rather timeless in the process. Here is WAVELENTH the Dodge from the photo negatives of the Negative Family.  HA I know, but some times the truth…

If This Is Your Boat, You’re Gonna Crap Yourself! YA I WENT THERE!

While doing my hourly ebay stalking I came across some large negatives of a Chris-Craft, which normally would not be all that big of a deal, but this is. These are large format negatives, which means they can be blown up huge and not loose…

Taking Apart A Clum Switch. A What Switch? CLUM, As in Clumsy.

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In some early boats, airplanes and a ton of cars, this switch was the thing. There are a bunch of versions of it, but this one is for boats, actually Stinky's original switch. As indicated on the Hull Card a #98 Key that is used that of…

Adding The Pizazz On Stinky

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Here we go, the fun part. Putting it all back together and sorting out the small stuff. Like buffing stainless parts, and stripping the dash, wheel color etc.