Hey You! We’re Here, Ya Over Here In The Deep Brite Corner Of Boating.
This story is written to all our lost brothers and sisters who have yet to find the brite work light. You may know someone who is a gear head, collector, Picker, Artist, Romantic, Creative, Craftsman, you know, an interesting person. The kind of person that can show up unannounced and you’re always happy they are there. That person. They need a boat and don’t know about Woody Boating. They want to, but have no awareness, or if they do, have the wrong impression.
Invite them over to a boat ride, if that can’t happen, invite them to Woody boater, we will infect them with one click. Heck, if you forwarded this story and they, now YOU, are reading this. Sorry, you are now one of us, one of the enlightened, the happy, the Sanders, the Varnishers,the bad spellers, the new set of friends you always knew were out there and never found.
So gotta pal that is lost and in need of new friends, new things to do and go! Just send them all over and we will take care of the rest!
Isn’t me or is Salter getting younger?
“Ah, but I was so much older then: I’m younger than that now .”
How suite it is.
When you take your friends out for a ride, always let them have a turn at the wheel.
That always puts a big smile on their face!
Our granddaughters used to love sitting at the helm and driving the cruiser when they were young. Our oldest, now 22, remembers those times fondly, but now says “You do your thing and I’ll do mine”. Well maybe some day she’ll come around. Ya can’t win them all…
I’m one of those guys: one that doesn’t own a classic boat.However,I’m creating my own slice of heaven in a Glen-L Bo-Jest.Some day ,it’ll be done and maybe a classic someday.
That’s awesome, I’ve had the plans & drawing for the BoJest for 20 years or so now.
I’d SO LOVE to hear from you on how it’s going, your choice of power, etc.
Thanks in advance,
Lloyd at lt1nut at g mail. com
There is a photo of a Bo Jest owned by Rob Selin contained in the comment section of a report from Lake Cumberland, KY. Here is the link to that …
I just sent an email to 25 of my non Classic boating friends to invite them to read todays story and posts:
“…Today, my friends, I want to invite you to take a “ride” on/in the WoodyBoater lifestyle. We discuss the pleasures of Classic boating and invite you “ to the Hobby”. To all our non Classic boating friends out there, read todays story, and you will see what I am trying to say.”
Who knows, if we each past this on to 10 of our non Classic Boating friends, we just might see a wave of new interested followers/classic addicts…
Thanks Dennis, your spam is greatly appreciated!
Returning to our marina in Kingston after a day in the 1000 islands. The older one is now doing her PhD at Columbia in NYC, and the little one is at the University of Waterloo. Both want to know when I will be finished refitting our 1937 35′ cruiser (see boat buzz). They want me to take their friends for a day cruise….. soon, I say, …..soon.
Plus one this morning…. A nice couple answered an add for my Chris Craft Cavalier and I directed them to woodyboater.com for more information on the lifestyle….
Yes…everyone should be given the helm. Nothing like a test drive to make a sale. Here’s a very good friend of mine, Jim Lundy at 88 years old. He was the consummate every day classic boater who died owning the 1946 GarWood he bought brand new.
…and it’s never too soon to plant the seed of classic boating. My granddaughter, Clara, age 2:
Maybe she needs a phone book?
My 3.5 year old woke up this morning and the first thing he said was “daddy, when do we get to use the red boat again?” Broke my heart as I have been sanding and painting it all winter!! Two sunny 75+ degree days in the PNW and suddenly it’s boating weather!?! Mother Nature I just need a couple more weeks to finish, help me out here!!
Along the lines of Nautilus’ comment above, I started having my boys “driving” our Cavalier Ski Boat as soon as they could see over the dash and turn the wheel on there own (maybe 9 months old?) of course in a ski boat I had one hand on the throttle and the other on the bottom of wheel so as to not harm anyone…
Why am I always smiling, you ask?? When you’re with good friends, on the water in a classic boat and silliness and laughter are neverending, life is pretty darn good!! It’s time we invite those hobbyists that are addicted to classic cars over to our team, right!! Keep smiling????