“The New Owner Told Me To Treat It Like It Was My Own.

“The New Owner Told Me To Treat It Like It Was My Own. I love it when they say that”…. is what Mike Mayer of Lake Oswego Boat Co just told us as he sent out this email to the crew here at Woody Boater HQ. “This is what we did yesterday afternoon with John Freeman.  I just sold the boat and it’s going to NJ for it’s next lease on life.” The shots tell the fun story much more than any more of my blabber.. Blabber like this right now, which is just wasting time from reading the pictures, yet if you are reading this blabber, you have seen the pictures and want to find out more , and sadly. I don’t have anymore info just the pictures and this blabber.. Stop reading, or i will need to continue on with this blabber. STOP.. Really, this is getting ridiculous. It’s just blabber. Dear god get a life, it’s Saturday, shouldn’t you be out on your boat. STOP.. OK, now i am just going to hang up……..click………….why are you still reading? Go…

blabber blabber. this is cool, and insane! but very cool, and a genus idea!

Thats cool, and i would not feel the usual crap nerviousness when trailering a boat a long distance. Nice Work Mike



18 replies
  1. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I am thinking with a 52′ trailer with a ramp back, you could put the boat AND a smaller tow vehicle to use when you get to your destination. Paint it up with some woodyboater and or SoV stuff and you could have the coolest big rig to ever pull into a boat show. Oh, build in a grill, some propane burners, and a keg fridge for the ultimate boat transportation and tail gate setup.

  2. Don Ayers
    Don Ayers says:

    John Freeman is a Pro at transporting these boats around. That is the way we did our round trip to CA and back with the Riva.

    He is a great guy as well and a serious Road Warrior

  3. Rick
    Rick says:

    Doesn’t everyone transport this way? Next load the truck onto an enclosed rail car so the truck doesn’t get dirty. Oh by the way, very nice boat.

  4. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    When you get there just back the whole thing into the water and float it off. It’s rental equipment!

  5. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    Very cool and well done, but I would never have the kahoonas to attempt this with my boat!

  6. MikeM
    MikeM says:

    It was a fun way load a boat. Very safe and controlled, too, although it looks a little dicey.

    In the header photo it looks like the windshield is going to hit the top of the gantry, but we lowered the front. The boat was loaded without incident. Fun stuff.

  7. Brian Robinson
    Brian Robinson says:

    After John gets to NJ he is making a U-turn and bringing a boat to our shop in So. Cal. in a couple weeks… busy guy. What few know about John is that he was an actual Rocket Scientist in his younger years – so he is a pretty sharp guy! I know he is coming out west again in August to take in the Tahoe show (and I am sure he is looking for stuff to fill the Penske truck on the way out). You can find him on Marty’s patio in August…

  8. John Kadimik
    John Kadimik says:

    I have loaded and unloaded John’s truck a few times over the years. Always an adventure!

  9. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Just got home from a day of boating. We did a charity walk this morning in honor of a friends daughter who died from childhood leukemia a year ago. The team had 240 walkers and raised more than their $25,000 goal, don’t have a total yet.

    After the walk we put the squirt in the Erie canal and took a cruise to the village of Fairport which had their Canal Days festival. The ride was about an hour and 20 minutes each way plus we had to stop for food and, ofcourse, some ice cream.

    I’d post some pics but I lack Alex’s special priveleges. I might send some pics on to Matt and Texx if they have a slow news day and need a filler story.

  10. Alex
    Alex says:

    A haiku:

    Three kids today.
    Rainy day, mom’s away.
    Goin’ nuts.

    P.S. Hey Mikey. Nice job. Incedentally, that’s also how you could smuggle that beer from Cuba.

  11. Alex
    Alex says:

    Oh, and m-fine, it’s ok if you don’t have “special privileges,” so long as you’ve found your “special purpose.”

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