A Love Letter To Summer.

barn riv10The long miserable winter is now officially dead and I for one am going to celebrate my brains out on the water. Ohhh to just wallow in the varnish and exhaust fumes. Feeling the hot vinyl on my pale white skin.The roar of the flat head, and flapping of the burgee. To touch the smooth warm varnish and burn on the chrome throttle. Ahhhhhhhh, it’s all there, all wrapped up in a wonderful water craft that comes to life with the turn of a key and push of the gears. The cool water spray that spontaneously hits your arm and face, to wipe the sweat off ones forehead and feel the touch of burn from a summers day on heavens water ways.

Clif natalie2So, my fellow Woody Boaters, today, go out, go far out on the water ways that are there for you to enjoy. Go…go.. go fast, and drive with your heart. May the varnish be with you my brothers and sisters.. May the varnish be with you.

17 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Well said, Matt, but let us also remember all of our military veterans that have allowed us all to enjoy a wonderful Memorial Day holiday!

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Is that Jimmy in the header?

    Termite Terror is such a GREAT boat!

    Happy Summer 🙂

  3. Andy C
    Andy C says:

    33 degrees here this morning but I am going out on the water anyways. It will be my 1st boat ride this year. Hopefully I do not have to scrape ice off the windshield.

  4. Chris B
    Chris B says:

    amen. lets go boating. scraped the frost off the truck windshield now we are off to the island. see how many mice came to visit dust off the covers put in the battery then lower the boats in the water. it looks like it will be sunny and calm.

  5. Captain Nemo
    Captain Nemo says:

    Stop teasing me. 34 degrees and frost this AM. I think I’ll just bundle up and go out to the shed and finish putting the manifold on my port engine.
    Happy Memorial Day. Thank a veteran.

  6. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    It’s been sunny and 85+ here all week. This morning it is overcast and paper says, “Surf will be rough in Panhandle this weekend.” Guess there won’t be many boats out for the annual Memorial Day White Trash Bash off the island.
    So much for boating in N. Florida.

  7. David
    David says:

    If you “go out, far out on the waterways” as Matt suggests, make sure you are using pure gasoline without ethanol. You can locate stations in the US here at http://www.pure-gas.org. Ethanol absorbs water, and separates from gasoline, so if you do not use it quickly like you do in a car, it causes all kind of problems in our weekend woody machines.

  8. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Finished repairing a chimney and some plumbing job Sunday…so much for this weekend…WTH..I need a bo.at ride

  9. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:


    Between 1″ to 5″ of snow fell in northern Maine the morning of the 23rd. The snow range was between 3.5 to 5 hour drive north of where I live. Camp is 1 hr north and we are headed there today, but the boats are still in the barn.

  10. Clif Ames
    Clif Ames says:

    Sorry for the lack of ensign and burgee. That was the first time on the Great Wicomico after returning from Katz’. That’s Lynn Gulick with me.

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