Update From Woody Boater Global HQ


Mr B enjoys some new lights

Yesterdays story turned into one of my favorite stories of the year. Mind you we are only about 10 days in, but Art’s additional comment made it a memorable story for sure. Hopefully we can find the boat involved. It also brings up another observation. The importance of having one place to see and talk with each other. As we move forward into 2022, I am going to try and make Woody Boater more of a useful tool for all of us.

Mr “B”ench is officially getting trashed.

As you can see in some of these images. HQ is starting to be more complete, and ready for hopefully an area to meet in human form. I am still trying to figure out how it all works together.

Slapped two pieces of plywood together to make the HQ sign

After some priming, some paint and the trial and error of hand done sign making. 

The colors match the building color pallet

Working in the warmth of the basement at home.

It’s more of a painting than a sign.. Ugh. Hey, its Art.. Not Art Molly O art, but Picasso Art. As in.. hard to tell what it is.

One side done..ish

Added a Band around the sign and the ®

And installed with some old ring bolts found in the parts room

Like it was always there. Woody Boater Global HQ located at The Reedville Marine Railway.

AND!!!!!! – This week we have an amazing story for you on pre war Tether Boats. No Troy, not Leather Boats. STAY TUNED!

23 replies
  1. Dan T
    Dan T says:

    Love the shop! You need a big old wood stove in there to take off the chill on those cold mornings. Great to gather around. The restored antique stoves from the 1800’s are beautiful and work great.

  2. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    I don’t know what you are talking about!!

    Shop looks GREAT! Sandi and I will stop in early March if you and Suzy want to plan a dinner out.

  3. matt
    matt says:

    I love the idea of an old wood stove. Except that it scares the crap out of me to have any fire near that place.

    • Troy in ANE
      Troy in ANE says:

      If you want that one from Doug in Maine we could probably meet up and bring it down in March.

      Just sayin’!

    • Ronald Ford
      Ronald Ford says:

      With good reason, My experience with old wood stoves is they are a lot of work to keep going and with little or no insulation are only warm right around the stove. Stove pipes also crack after a few years and create fires.


    My Art is nowhere near your Art, I have a rough time drawing a straight line …..or is it rope.

    BTW the last I looked the brochure is up to $102.50 ………I want it but not that much.

  5. Ole Olson's boat scratching service
    Ole Olson's boat scratching service says:

    My owners got one of those propane stoves that vents air in and exhaust out in a stovepipe.He had to put guard on so I wouldn’t stick my tail and nose on the glass again.

  6. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P ) says:

    🎶 sign sign everywhere a sign gawking at the scenery breaking my mind🎶 Does anyone remember that song from the five Man electrical band? Cool sign Matt

  7. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    Happy birthday to my Boatress today. She tells me she’s turning 30 today. I believe her She is the rudder to my boat of life.🎂

  8. Florida Kid Too
    Florida Kid Too says:

    Matt, very nice work. I call it Industrial Art so we can now call you an Industrial Artist! It was 78 degrees on Sunday down here. See you at Lake Dora.

  9. Phil Little
    Phil Little says:

    But seriously….you’re sprinklered, aren’t you?? A little plumbing in the open ceiling and you’ll never burn down! Do It!

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