One Of The Stars Of Woody Boater – The Search Tool.


Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 6.17.00 AMIf you scroll down to the lower right corner of Woody Boater you will find a little open bar. No, not the kind at your cousins wedding. This one actually serves up all the results of over 3,500 stories on Woody Boater. On a funny side note, to date we are close to 40,000 comments. Yikes. That’s alota math problems done. After close to 8 years of stories every day, its all in there. Just type in Toilet seat, and 3 stories come up.. If its related to classic boats in any way, chances are we have covered it, and if not, let us know.


It’s very common to get a comment years after the story is published, like yesterday we got a comment on a barn find Cobra we featured years ago,  and shockingly BTW Texx was able to find out where the boat wound up.


You can read the conversation in the comment section of the linked story.

We have many times used the search tool for photos and info that we may have forgotten about. For example the other day on Woody Boater Facebook, we featured a wonderful photo from Bob Kays of a special 19 Sportsman.

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What a great photo from Bob Kays

We were asked about the boat and once again Texx was able to did up a related story.

So next time you are scrolling through Woody Boater, try out the search tool, south of the border.

17 replies
    • Troy in ANE
      Troy in ANE says:

      Good luck with that Rick! I am sure there are plenty still out there.

      In this self centered world in which we live I tried searching (or surching) myself. Oh the things you find. The funniest thing is that any story with desTROYed in it also cam up.

  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    The only problem with the search tool is you need to know how your key word was spelled in the article you are looking for. For example, if you want to find a story on a Chris Craft Riviera, you might have to search for Riviara or Geraldo Rivera.

  2. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    Funny…I tryped in “open bar” with the thought that for my generation instead of “cousin’s” it might be more like grand children or great grandchildren’s wedding….and it immediately took me to the Matthews site…Does that mean Matthews owners drink more than the rest of us ??

    P.S. It looked a video of some nice ole fellow taking a cruise on his Matthews cruiser. I didn’t have time to watch it all.

    P.S. It looked like the begining of

  3. WoodyG
    WoodyG says:

    Great header today! With so many stories under your belt, the search tool is a handy thing. The fun part is that we must think like you, Matt in order to retreive anything.

  4. Cobourg Kid
    Cobourg Kid says:

    Matt thank you for highlighting the Search Box” its my favorite WB app and I use it on a regular basis.

    Problem is that its buried deep, deep in the dark recesses of the page, which is OK if you are using a laptop, but on a IPhone its a mighty long scroll to the bottom to use it;

    Which is a problem because new users , who don’t read today’s post , are equally unlikely to find the search option or access to all those wonderful stories that have appeared over the past 8 years

    So, please, for the love of African mahogany, can you code in a “search” link within the WB header, perhaps in the drop down “woody categories” box or on its own .

  5. Brian t
    Brian t says:

    That search bar works great! I just put in “search bar” in the box and it did bring me directly to today’s story about the search bar!

  6. Mike K
    Mike K says:

    is there special requirements or permission to use the “advanced” button.

    i dont feel “advanced” when it comes to woody boating. i still have a boat upside down in the workshop for 3 years. though i did just get some sweet phillipene for $3.90 a bf

  7. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    Our life has always around boating, Starting with my DAD in 1949 when I was 3. I raised three sons while boating as they grew up. Now I am breakin in my Grandchildren into the hobby of boatin…
    This picture is of my then 2 year old Grand Daughter last year in the Lake N Sea.

  8. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    Here is a picture of one of my other Grand Daughters, AVA, 5year old last Summer, helping me put a spit polish on the old Lyman Tyme.

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