Just Because It’s Made Of Wood, Can It Be Called A Woody Boat?
From time to time folks think that Woody Boater is about Wood Boats? Duh! Yes..and? well… Kinda.. Woody Boater is more of an emotion, than a rational description. The Boater part of our name, our brand, you our as in you the readers commenters and other idiots. Not just me. This is why we feature boats that are made of plastic and metal as well.
They embody the attitude. Oddly enough, I find brand some new reproduction boats not woody boats. And some yes of course. New Hackers, New GarWoods, absolutely. They embody history, texture, and have some brand essence from their names history.
Take for example this jet ski? We have featured it before. It seems to always be for sale. It is NOT a woody, yet made of wood. Pontoon boats with wood splattered all over the place. NOPE! Brand spanking new Chris Crafts with some wood trim. NOPE. Maybe a distant cousin, you reach out to when you need a loan?
So what does make a boat a Woody Boat? YOU. The owner, the boats history, the bit of crazy you both embody. It is subjective of course, and thats the real part of Woody Boating I love. If you have a pontoon boat all gooped with wood and have a tude about it. Then hell ya. What if your Jet ski was stolen and used in a marina robbery, and shot at and still has bullet holes in it. HELL YES.. There needs to be some sort of truth in the boat and owner. A point of view.
So? Does this answer the question? Not really, but it did kill another day! Woohooo.
Mine might be a woody-made from wood and ply
Matt really should do a story on this boat. Love it!
There’s better ones on Glen-L.Mine is the junkiest one
Lmao! Emotion is definitely a huge part.
This is way too technical for me. Like John says, let’s go boating!
A man and his Donzi, what’s not to like?? Besides, when we look at old Boston Whalers, do we not….lust?
Don’t tell her to “watch the varnish”! Dogs rule.
Looks like Mr. Visser needs to be a bit more enforcing on his dog rules! I am still vacuuming hair from his last visit on three boats and 2 of my cars! Time for a fresh varnish brother of mine!
I think if it is made of wood, it’s a woody boat. I know I am a little weird I like all boats. Some more than others though.
my first boat was a similar crab skiff. It was around 1964 and we had a vacation home on the Chesapeake Bay in St Mary’s County Md. It was made of Southern pine planks. Before it went into the water the bottom had to sit with wet burlap to swell the planks or it would sink before we could get away from the beach. Took to adults to drag it out of the water but with a driftwood roller, I could get it above high tide. The motor was two oars. I would pole around downed trees in the shallows an dip net crabs. Boy that was fun especially when our retriever would stand on the bushel basket and dump the crabs all over the bottom of the boat. Woody Boater? I think so
Matt, your Christmas present arrived. I will get it packed up and in the mail to you this afternoon.
Wood? Canvas? Rubber? Happiness! They get it in Italy.
Then there are wood boats that aren’t boats anymore
and another – just too sad……
I know – let’s put the two together! Frankenboat!