I Refuse To Let It Be Cold Today, We Are Going Woody Boating!


Hank and Suzy are going with me today, you in?

Thanks to the magic of the web, today, Monday February 4th 2013, it’s 72 and sunny, everyplace you are when you log onto Woody Boater. It’s like magic. Oh sure it can be -2 outside, but while you are on Woody Boater is warm, toasty and we are going woody boat’n. I am putting on my old sun tan oil and sniffing the SPF 0 cause I don’t care about skin cancer today.

Fill’n up at the dock right now. Come on let’s go! It’s non – ethanol!

Go Woody Boating in on Lake Cyberspace, then stop for a nice lunch at the local diner on the water, fill up the tank and spend the next couple hours burning up that fuel.

Jimmy and Lynn watching Oreo and her first big swim!

Tonight I am going to have a grilled burger on the grill, and some nice strawberry shortcake for desert. Made from Bisquick… with fresh picked strawberry’s, and all the fruit juice drizzled on the cake……with REAL whipped cream, not the kind in the can. Later I am going to sit on the back porch and look out over the water, watch the may flies dance on the calm glistening water, smack a mosquito or two, and go to bed in a sticky sweat. That’s what I am going to do. What are you doing today on your lucky 72 degree day? We want pictures, post your picture that captures your summer.

And remember to keep the pics smaller than 1 mg or 500 px -ish or it wont load.

71 replies
  1. Bob Kays
    Bob Kays says:

    On Raccoon Island, today is a summer day.Just had breakfast on the porch, overlooking Lake Hopatcong. The boat is uncovered and ready for our morning ride.

  2. Sean
    Sean says:

    On this perfect 22.2*C (72F) day I’m following the lead of our “Dock Dawg”….and watch the clouds make Woodyboater shapes as they float by all day.

  3. Dan Ward
    Dan Ward says:

    We had a beautiful 70 degree weekend here in Texas. I’m trying to swim every month of the year, so I jumped in yesterday but oh my god it was cold. I swam around the boat once and had to get out.

  4. Rick
    Rick says:

    Started off with some engine problems today but was able to fly in an expert who explained the finer points of turning the ignition key on all the way.

  5. matt
    matt says:

    Did you check the kill switch under the dash. Forgeting about that one will cost you some headaches. Right Alex

    • Rick
      Rick says:

      Very early in my ownership of Panther I pulled along my wife’s cousins in their 125′ Delta and took them out for a ride. Afterward we had cocktails on their bridgedeck overlooking Port Jefferson Harbor. When it was time to leave I turned the key and ……..nothing. Opened the engine hatch to see nothing disconnected, lights worked but still nothing. John then mentions that on his LeMans race cars there is also a starter button like the one I have on the dash. DOH! I never forgot about that button again.

  6. rabbit
    rabbit says:

    I’m in Monaco today at the Monaco Boat Works. Just parked my red Ferrari, slathered on some sunscreen, and deciding which of my Aquaramas to pull out of the rafters for today’s trip to Cannes.

  7. Alex
    Alex says:

    Ice left so early this year. Water’s already 73 degrees. Amazing. Took the kids for a morning swim off the boat. Liberty Beach, Hessel.

  8. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    thanks for the escape…needed that…still stuck in the bilge working engine iron issues…..

    John in Va.

  9. Bob Kays
    Bob Kays says:

    Wayne Mocksfield dropped by in his 1927 CC Cadet. Off we go for lunch at the Main Lake Market. Temp is about 80 now.

  10. Kelly Wittenauer
    Kelly Wittenauer says:

    Breakfast latter, ski first! While the water is so calm I can hear the spray from my ski land behind me. That is once the Mustang’s glorious rumble is 60′ ahead of me. Wish Dad still had this boat.

  11. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    Great lunch! Now it’s time to go pick up the models and photographer for a ’60’s themed “Lifestyle” shoot on Daddy Had One.

  12. Randy
    Randy says:

    As Jimmy said “… warm Summer breezes, French wine and cheeses…”

    No better way to cooooooool off than put a new set of plugs in the engine, round-up m’fav lady friend and create your own ‘wind-in-the-face’ experience!

    The only thing that could probably top this would be a winding country road and a Harley, but alas, I don’t have a Harley.

  13. Mike W
    Mike W says:

    April 19 on Lake MI somewhere between Grand Haven and Saugatuck. Water temp 58. July 4 off the beach 80. I even went in.

  14. Rick
    Rick says:

    AHHHHHH! Who taught this girl drive! She won’t give up the drivers seat. Who’s idea was it to get kids invoved?

    • matt
      matt says:

      For those of you out there with bad eysite… Click right on your mouse and hit view image and it will blow up. And no, “Mouse ” is not a metaphor for anything other than the computer mouse.

  15. Alex
    Alex says:

    Careful Matt. His mirror reads “objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” He’s probably standing on your doorstep right now.

  16. Woody Diva
    Woody Diva says:

    Well as long as we are all on the River that is called De-Nile…for all you ladies, we might as well go all the way-Full Throttle.
    As long as were going to dream…as they say “DREAM BIG”

  17. Texx
    Texx says:

    Do you think we could arrange to do a Live-ish interview with George at Lake Como?

    After all, we are talkin’ about Woody Boater here… not just some movie star magazine.

    • Woody Diva
      Woody Diva says:

      I have tried numerous times at dinner to drop a hint but that annoying guy Ben Afflack? and some lanky blonde Stacey? keep butting in…

        • Woody Diva
          Woody Diva says:

          I need to fly to Lake Como and stay on Lake Como at the Villa D’Este and try to get George away from that old nag!
          Will the Woody Boater per diem cover this?

          Set up and interview may take weeks…but I assure you it will be well worth it.

  18. Chris B
    Chris B says:

    Ahh finally. You just have to sweet talk these thumper St. Lawrence engines. just in time for a nice sunset cruise

  19. Alex
    Alex says:

    Ah yes. It was a glorious day in Hessel. Think I’ll take a little sunset dip and…

    Hey! Who the hell froze the lake?!

    Ok if this is your idea of a joke it’s NOT FUNNY!

  20. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    D.L. That flag mast is a one of a kind that I made because I did not like the end of the flag hitting the deck, custom to go with that attwood 8020 bow light.

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