A Huge Welcome To Many Of Our New Sponsors.

hacker Craft For Sale

It’s for sale, and in stock at Hacker – Craft

If you’re a regular to Woody Boater you may have noticed some new faces in the sponsor area lately. We could not be more thrilled about our new BFFS’s That Best Friend Forever Sponsors BTW… Hacker Craft has joined us a big lead sponsor and man oh man, what a fantastic company to be with . So click click on that banner and look at what they got.

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They do it all!

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Don’t take your wife there though!

Including, and you may not know this, restorations! That’s right, you can have your boat restored at Hacker-Craft, especially if you have a Hacker-Craft. In a way.. Like having your Mustang restored at Ford.


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A Classic Brightworks Inc finish! STUNNING

Welcome to Brightworks Inc.- Need a wonderful finish on your boat? And who doesn’t. AND want an excuse to go to Mystic Connecticut. We now have Brightworks, a world renowned finish family. NOT FROM FINLAND!  But, yup husband and wife team. You do the sanding,,, no, I did the dishes last night, you do the sanding today, OK I will make Breakfast if you.. All kidding aside, a great group of folks. Become one of the family.. If you’re really close, you too can do the dishes.


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One of our favorites, GULL WING, done by the Wooden Runabout guys.

How about a special Runabout? Well the guys at Wooden Runabout Company can not only restore the pants off a vintage boat, they can also make you a Bitch’n custom one. That’s right, Mr 6 ft 5 man, you can now own and love a small speedboat, cause you can put that seat where ever you like and still look cool.


The hit of the Gull lake show, also, Chad Durrans Lily, Matt B’s Miss Lisa. The guys at Wooden Runabout Co. know how to really make something feel right, and “get it”


topnotch Fasteners ART

We talked about Fasteners yesterday, so, just say’n, we are pleased as punch to have the Top Notch Fasteners Gang here.


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A classic Before and After

Need Gauge work? The top guy on the planet earth is now on Woody Boater and we could not be more thrilled. Clawson Instruments. Mark is a great guy and man oh man, knows his stuff. If your looking at a major award wining boat, chances are Mark did the gauges. And trust us, there are details in those things that go way way beyond any normal brain.


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Great guys, great boats, great photography!

And an official old welcome to long time pals, YNOT Yachts. I know we have welcomed them before, but these guys do amazing work, and even more show up at all the events with lots of eye candy. Boats thats is. they also can shoot one insane photo, you can follow them on Instagram.

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Some of the YNOT Instagram magic

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WOW, more YNOT Instagram stuff.

As the year now comes to a close we would also like to thank all our sponsors that have been so loyal and helped support your daily fix here. And look forward to an exciting 2016. Wohooo it’s only 124 days til you know what!


7 replies
  1. John Bailey
    John Bailey says:

    This year, I purchased and became the custodian of a 2001 Hacker triple cockpit. In the process, the fine folks at Hacker gave me advice, help and information along my quest. Certainly, they made no money from my buying a great boat from a marina, but they treated me as if I was buying a brand new boat from them. They sold me with their integrity and loyalty, so I have become a ‘Hacker for life’ owner. When I am in their neighborhood, I would like nothing more than to meet their staff, lust through the showroom and peek into their production and restoration shop. Based upon the quality and thought which went into my nearly 15 year old boat built by them, I know my next Hacker will only be that much better!

    As for the other great people who advertise here, I know if I ever need their goods or services they all will pass muster. When my insurance agent suggested Hagerty I felt most confident having seen them here.

    I hope each advertiser knows they make an impact and difference because of their advertising choice. Money to spend for sponsoring and advertising is limited, so this also speaks well about communicating with owners on this site.

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      Thanks John, as you know we take great care in making sure all our sponsors are great companies to work with. I love the Hacker Ride and its a wonderful group of folks not only keeping a wonderful history alive, but making timeless amazing water craft. Which of course is there tradition!

  2. jim g
    jim g says:

    I’ve been using Mark Clawson for my gauge restorations for almost 20 years. He does excellent work and can supply the correct senders for the gauges. He stands behind his work. Even if its several years after he did the work. Before picture of the dodge panel he did for me.

  3. Carla
    Carla says:

    Thank you, John, for giving Hagerty the opportunity to service your insurance needs on the Hacker. Congrats, Matt, on the new sponsors. Tried and true partners!
    Already dreaming about Tavares in March!

  4. Mark Clawson
    Mark Clawson says:

    Many thanks to you Matt for making this venture such a treasure and pleasure. At your service, Mark
    And to Jim Grant – my gratitude for your trust in my abilities.

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