Is There A Difference Between A Woody Boat And A Wooden Boat?
The other day I was talking to someone and the topic of woody boater came up. I wonder how that happened? Anyway, I found myself explaining the difference between Wooden Boats, as in the Magazine and category, and Woody Boats, or Classic Boats. Which can also be a bit narrow. Since there is classic designed boats that wouldn’t be in the classic boat universe. Confused? Ya, they were too.
What is the difference? Well, non really. Except I think it may have to do with production and GASP. Marketing. Yup. Brand names, and despite what you would tell a researcher, brand names do carry some weight some place in your varnish destroyed brain.
Not advertising by the way. In many cases it could be as simple as when you were 10 you saw a Chris Craft and thought. What in the hell is that! And 50 years later you are googleing old boats and find us, or others and think. Oh!
I recall someone telling me they used to lust after Shepards.. INSERT JOKE HERE… Anyway, back out of the gutter. They knew those were the best on the lake.
For me its the entire culture our Woody Boats inahbit, or inhabet them. The grains of poris wood soak up all that goodness. THe weekends on the lake, the babes waving in advertising. All of it has been… Ready… Branded in my brain, and hopefully will never fade. Thats the difference to me. A Wood Boat is just a boat made of Wood, The only real charm in the paint, varnish and ride. Okay thats three things. But on a WoodyBoat you have all those things, and history, speed, sex appeal, design, and the entire gestalt of it all. I think I spelled that right. And I even know what it means.
You CAN own a wooden boat without being a Woody Boater, but you probably shouldn’t.
Since we are including the ACPS (Antique and Classic Pontoon Association) I saw a few prime examples this summer.
This one even has a paddle boat dinghy. Would that be the ACPBS?
Of course we can’t forget the very limited edition Red Neck Lawn Chair Model.
If you know what this is you are a Woody Boater😀
I love it!
Hello Jim…Well I guess I failed my entrance exam into Woody Boater 101—Where is that ?
It’s the inside of the old Chris-Craft Factory in Algonac.
FYI This picture would have been taken during the summer when the people staying at the marina are allowed to park their cars in the building. During the winter this building is packed full of boats. It’s amazing how they can get so many 30′ to 60′ boats into the building and space them about 4-6″ from each other.
If you know where this one is now your a classic woody boater….
This one is the old CC Sea Skiff plant in Salisbury MD.
Funny, the header photo had me all excited expecting the long awaited Cobra restoration…..?
That pontoon should be the new WoodyBoater Mobile HQ. instead of a tent on land at Tavares, you could have a vending barge on one of the new docks!
That e-trade ad rocks. Love dogs and woodies. But together?? BOW WOW!!
Is this a woody boat? A wooden boat, or a party barge? No matter what I think that it would be enjoyed!
It will go in to quit a bank also. That might spill some drinks.
The inside of the Richardson Boat company (North Tonawanda, NY) looked very similar to the 2nd factory photo
With all due respect Jim, not all Woody Boater boats were spit out of a factory in Algonac.
Ours was built by two brothers in a warehouse in Portland in 1929….
Right on,Briant,the more I read Woodyboater, the more it SMELLS like a Chris Craft clique.
WHoops.., People are addressing reality here;
Yeah, lottsa learning going on!
If it’s all about Chris Craft, where does this fit in?
Dave, it could fit in my garage!
Dave, it fits in perfectly next to ours!