Clayton Sausage Day!


Like Game of Thrones Meets Horace Dodge

Today we feature some of the non related goofyness of Clayton. Now it all has a theme I suppose, like a good sausage. Sometimes you can tell more about how a place is, by just the odd stuff. And trust us, Clayton delivers the smiles.

The goofyness, see I wasn’t kidding! I can’t make this stuff up!

And, its for sale. The guy that pulled that one off naming after his wife is a GOD! And it looks like Elizabeth has been down this road before.

Copper lust!

Steve Sturtz captured Kent doing his thing.

Lyman still in her original shipping crate

This is the best cleat EVER!

Buttercups sista is in a museum. Oh boy!

I have seen these on eBay! Maybe I should bid

This was our next door neighbor. YIKES!

Very cool graphics – Antique Boat America

Very very cool way to hold down a paddle

Someone thought this was worthy of making once.. ONCE

More Canoes than a Boyscout camp! Walls and walls of canoues.

Flea market goodies. Great graphics, but a little far gone for me

Filming Andys cool original Utility – BTW it won Most Original.

If two half’s make a hole? Would it still float with a hole in it. Whole?

Fun names all around

Best Gauge panel. Century sure had fun with graphics. – Antique Boat America.

Thanks so much to the entire Antique Boat Museum gang. What a great crew. And thanks so much to all that stopped by and said hi. Its great to see everyone and even more fun meeting new folks! Stay tuned for the Big Lake Tahoe reports. This year we have multiple reporters on the scene. This is always a very busy 3 week time here trying to juggle two huge shows coast to coast. But thanks to our fantastic reporters, it looks easy.

24 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    What about the big show in the middle with pre events starting four weeks from now. Three out of five pre events are sold out. Over 140 boats and hundreds of WoodyBoaters registered for the show. The Michigan gang are working hard getting everything ready for the event. Livish WoodyBoater reporting and a great week in Port Huron starts on Sept. 9. See you there!

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I think the landing craft might be named after his fourth wife who happened to be the second one named Elizabeth.

    • Bill DeGlopper
      Bill DeGlopper says:

      The hydro is a Jacoby. The original logo is on the side near the transom. We have one that was owned & driven by WNY’s Chet Webb. It is in its original state just as last raced to the B state championship back in the 50’s. It is called the Hellion. We displayed it at Clayton many years ago and it has been part of many Buffalo shows.

  3. tparsons56
    tparsons56 says:

    The Mermaid Figurehead on the Dodge Boats is awesome. There was a 28′ Dodge Triple with one at Boats on the Boardwalk last weekend and I’m sure there will be many more next weekend at Hessel as Dodges’ are the featured boats.

  4. Katz out of the bag
    Katz out of the bag says:

    Attention All WoodyBoaters it’s Matt’s 60th birthday!! Let’s all wish him a happy birthday!!!

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      Wow Matt, you are now officially an “old varnish head”. Welcome to the club. Thanks for all you do for the hobby and happy Birthday from Marianne and I. Have a great WoodyBoater day!

    • Wilson
      Wilson says:

      Well…Happy belated birthday… Oh to be 60 agin….Let’s see…I was already out of graduate school before you were born….Glad to see we are getting some young people involved in the hobby…
      Many happy returns !

  5. Bill A
    Bill A says:

    Looks like great show. Can anyone confirm what the Mermaids were made of? And Happy Birthday!!

    • charley quimby
      charley quimby says:

      I found one made of aluminum. Still have it. Al Schinnerer casts his in bronze, as I suspect Dodge did. CQ

  6. ian m
    ian m says:

    Muskoka Lakes Association – MLA Boat show sat 9 to 4pm ; Port Carling Ontario; admission is free; some of the best wood boats in the world will be at this invitational show

  7. michael h gruenauer
    michael h gruenauer says:

    no, i was your next door neighbor. i was the motor home between the two houses. that’s what gave me the deep voice for announcing. great meeting you.
    mike baron the announcer

  8. Al Schinnerer
    Al Schinnerer says:

    The very early mermaids (or sea nymphs) were cast in stainless steel, according to an ad in Motor Boating magazine. Dodge later went to aluminum. I cast mine in stainless steel.

  9. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    60???? DAYEM! I just turned 29 (again) in January, so that makes Matt more than double my age.

    • Wudzgud
      Wudzgud says:

      See we are getting younger people into this hobby (again).
      Happy Birthday Matt! You don’t look a day over 31.

  10. Jack Lynett
    Jack Lynett says:

    That was my Lyman in the crate. Found in a garage in upper Michigan. I showed it for a few years, and then donated it to the museum.

  11. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Welcome my fellow sexagenarian. I won’t bother to define that term. I’m sure we’ll have plenty people here that will define it for you. Corrective closeup lenses are part of this aging process unless you had an ophthalmologist who did radial kerototomy (pre-lasik procedure) in 80’s and calculated presbyopia into the equation then gave me eye exercises to perform to avoid reading glasses. Best thing since contacts, much better actually. No glasses needed at 68.

  12. Mahogannymadness
    Mahogannymadness says:

    Hmmmmm…wasn’t there a bunch of posts about needing younger people in this hobby? Happy birthday…

  13. Jeff N
    Jeff N says:

    Great story and photos. Cant get enough of the Dodge. Happt Belated birthday Matt. Thanks for everything.

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