This Weekend – Live From Muskoka And The 2nd Annual Woody Boater Poker Run!


Woody Boater Muskoka HQ

The countdown has started. OK it started a while ago. The good news is that Texx is already there making the 2500 mile trip starting on Sunday. Texx is staying at and Chris & Julie Bullens home on an amazing Island as our HQ.. Photos are expected soon..ish. The show is sold out, Poker run sold out, all goodnews!. The also good news is that the weather looks fantastic which would be a huge change for the last couple boat shows we have reported on.


So today, lets all send the weather goods some good vibes so at least the folks that made it to Muskoka can enjoy some Woody boating.


they have a drone and know how to use it.

pr7handinout the cards.

last years first annual Woody boater poker run was a massive success.

Stay tuned as Texx sends in reports from beautiful Muskoka!


15 replies
  1. Rich
    Rich says:

    The boat is packed and we are off to the island as soon as I get home from work. Can’t wait to get there. Chris, have a couple Muskoka chairs a a couple cold ones ready! Why didn’t I phone in sick today?????

  2. Rick
    Rick says:

    Did Texx make the trip on his motorcycle or has he given in to a more comfortable means of long distance travel?

    • Texx
      Texx says:

      Rick – The original plan was to ride the old H-D (always the preferred method of transportation) but due to cold, wet weather, I decided to drive. We are now in Gravenhurst and looking forward to seeing the area from the water.

  3. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    That forecast seems a bit warm. I think the low 80’s Canadian is something like 180 American degrees.

    • floyd r turbo
      floyd r turbo says:

      Wilson, First time in 12 years to miss Gravenhurst Show due to passing of my wife’s father. We’ll be honoring Command Sargent Major Jack Collins, paratrooper with the 82nd and 101st Airborne, a Green Beret, and Vietnam veteran for his service. But I have to share a lighter note regarding Jack. I was quite anxious the first time my wife (then girlfriend) introduced me to her dad knowing how serious an Army CSM could be. As I drove up to their house in my “creeper van” (a white Chevy van with no windows and chrome wheels) I remembered the bumper sticker on the back that said, “Don’t laugh, you’re daugher could be in here” which she was. I jumped out as he approached my van and tried to meet him before he came around back and noticed the bumper sticker. Too late, as he greeted me and shook my hand. If he ever saw that bumper sticker, he never mentioned it the last 35 years I’ve known him. RIP Jack, thank you for your service.

  4. Pete L
    Pete L says:

    You will have a great time with that wonderful couple and FYI, it’s their 30th Wedding Anniversary.

    JIMMUH says:

    Neat header photo today!
    I see that speling issues even have migrated to the headline….

    • Steve L
      Steve L says:


      That’s the Canadian spelling!

      Not all Canadian boaters wear those silly Tilly hats either!

  6. Tim (confused) Davis
    Tim (confused) Davis says:

    I signed up for the poker run and bought two tickets. Does this mean I need to bring two boats or does this mean two on my one boat can play or does this mean I’ve bought two lunches for after the poker run?.
    Second question. I have been having a little trouble getting my wooden boat engine to function. I think Matt Fairbrass and Glen at the Napa store have saved the day by providing the missing parts. However I still have to get the parts into the engine and working. A long winded question but if my mahogany boat doesn’t run are you allowed to bring a plastic boat on the poker run in its place?

    • Cobourg kid
      Cobourg kid says:

      Tim, during the first WB Muskoka Run in 2013 one of the participants had a serious last minute engine malfunction in his Greavette Streamliner and ended up substituting his plastic boat.

      Equally long story short the streamliner owner ultimately won the highly coveted mermaid boat bumper using his plastic boat to snag the best hand of the bunch.

      So bottom line , if the layed back folks who organized the first run are still in charge of this year’s version I am confident that they would be more than happy to have you tag along in your plastic replacement.

  7. Sean
    Sean says:

    Something must be wrong! My Greavette has been near Bala all week and I brought it home to Newmarket tonight! I’m going the wrong way!!!

    I’m lookin’ at my boat in the driveway but, I’ll be back up to the lake tomorrow night though,… and on the dock at 9AM to go woody-poker-ing!

    BTW: 2 tickets means two lunches… If yer woody won’t go the Tupperware is okay or, you can hitch a ride with another boat … it’s all good!

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