It’s Windshield Day On Woody Boater! On The Road To Algonac.
We are officially on our way to Algonac. Considering we will be spending the day looking at life through a windshield, we thought it would be fun to have you post your Windshield today. Ya ya, we know, they are ironically the most overlooked part on your boat. But when you look at your windshields instead of through it, they really are a major part of the style of your stylish craft.
Like how headlights are the eyes of your car. On a Classic boat, the shape, and location of yours can define the boat. Neato Bugatti ones, Triple ones, Folding ones, Batmoble ones..
Show us yours today as we head to ALGONAC! And stay tuned for Live reports as we arrive at the event of the summer.
So post your windshield today, through the windshield, broken windsheild’s? Bring them on!
A beautiful Summer day on Lake Hopatcong, seen though the windshield of my 1957 Chris Craft runabout
Not exactly an antique or classic by “vintage standards”, but here’s our Armada 24, “Raptor” and her windshield just before heading out to the racetrack in Michigan with Kevin Klosterman. I brought her to Tavares a few years ago and gave rides. As you can imagine, she was an airborne hit!
Windscreen at work and keeping us safe.
Amen. My favorite view of all.
Here’s my ’59 Chetek ventilating windshield at the Milwaukee Boat Show a couple of Januarys ago. People really like to just sit in my boat for some reason.
The windshield of “Tigert Lily”. She will be in Algonac this weekend. I hope you will be too!
That’s Tiger Lily, not Tigert Lily!
Here is the windshield of our Swedish built runabout from 1937.
The quiz answer is Boatress, Woodygal, and Jim Frischette (sp?) on the Dora canal.
I will have to check the phone for any handy windshield photos.
m-fine you forgot to add Blue Moon II guess that means I get the frozen wieners.
Darn! I can only remember so much between the article and scrolling through the comments and forgot to answer the boat. Oh well.
A wood frame windshield
I love looking through the windshield
Enjoy every day because this will return!
Heading from Tavares to Mt. Dora last March. Beautiuful evening, great ride, and cracked the windshield to get some of that refreshing FL air through the cockpit. There was 6″ of snow back home in Indiana at the time. I felt sooooo bad for the folks at home.
Here is the USS Zumwalt as viewed through the eyes of American Beauty. Taken off the docks of Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.
after running around in Old School, with no windshield, it is so nice to have one on those chilly days…
DAMN, too early to post this stuff, lets try one more time, if I screw up this time, it’s back to bed for me…
A 23′ framing a 15′. St. John’s River Cruise
View through the largest standing windshield built by Chris-Craft on “Old Paint”, 1940 Red and White.
Arguably, the least attractive feature of my Greavette Sunflash IV but, it’s oh, so 1970’s practical with vent and all. It’s so tall you don’t even notice it when you’re in the boat.
30′ Lyman ventilating windshield
Here’s mine on the XK
Algonac, are you ready for Wild Bill Anderson (his better half, Nancy) AND the unique classic fiberglass boat he’s bringing from IL?? Bill just sent this to me as taken while he’s cruising to “Where It All Began”….I’M ONLY THE MESSENGER!!
I will also be in Algonac later this evening and look forward to seeing all our Woody Boater pals over the next few days!
And the picture would be nice…
Looks like you’re being tailgated by a space alien.:-)
Our 1938 Gar Wood on the lift at Tahoe. The windshield folds down.
Through the windshield…1940 Elco 57 motor yacht.
Beautiful helm, even with the windshield being propped open with a screwdriver!
Long live mahogany decks!
Through the windshield, last day in the water, October 2014.
This time, with photo….
Lovin that Greavette Burgee!
Does anyone know what the Greavette burgees looked like in 1949? Or even what their factory colors were? Ours is simply the 1960s Greavette script put onto a stock color nylon pennant.
My sexy one piece windshield, it was short lived, the 1970 model featured a 3 piece.
Flash, did you paint your cavalier black? Or was this from during your big restoration?? Looks sharp! Also, is that the original windshield or did you actually find a shop capable of making a replacement??
On the outside looking in,,,,I don’t wanna be I don’t wanna be back on the outside,,,looking in,,,,,,,,,,,
Sure like the boat that Chris Smith is setting in, what is it and why want the pictures blow up??
ComOcean’s Venting Windscreen keeps us cool at Shoreline Village. Wish we could make it to Algonac again. Maybe next year. Have fun, guys.
Love those big old Lyman vent windows. BUT on a trailer, they were like airplane flaps, slowing me down at 70 miles per hour.
I am amazed I never had something hit those big glass windows, with all the miles we towed that old girl…
Windshields are over rated on some hot summer days, when you want some wind in your hair. (While you still got some…)
The windshield on my 57 homebuilt redo. First time, back in the Puget Sound, in 40 some years.
Randy & “Pvt. Burns” OoRAH
Just imagine the windshield there…it will be reality in another couple of weeks. Yesterday at McCall Boat Works, McCall Idaho. Thank you Don Hardy!
Took this photo at the Les Cheneaux Classic Boat Show in Hessel last summer.
“Windshield too tall. Or rather, I’m too little.”
Cant wait to get behind this one again.
I’m sure you mean the windshield, right?
Cruising thru the Gates of the Mountains
on the Missouri just N. of Helena MT.
Very desolate & impressive, always inspiring.
How do you get a young person interested in our old boats? Let them drive one. Here our son under the watchful eye of the first mate is at the helm of our 1961 Higgins Mandalay.
Indeed, John! It’s all about “the driving experience”!
You can’t beat the Gar Wood windshield
Here’s a sexy shot of my SS windshield
Here are the Two Windshields of my Connie!
Was just at the site for The Big Show @ Algonac. There are already a few boats on hand. A beautiful Futura, a very nice Sea Skiff and this one – Shepsel VII!! Can’t hardly stand it!! There was a Memorial for Herb Pocklington today that I was trying to make. Got caught in Construction on I-69 and missed it! But I’ll send my Greetings out to Rose, I’m sure it was just send off Herb would have wanted!
Buddy John polishing the frame on the XK-22
1959 Chris Craft Sportsman – Canada !
My windshield this weekend. Hoping to make it to the Whitefish Woody Weekend event in Whitefish, Montana where the forecast is hot and sunny.
Two great boys enjoying some windshield time in Marion E.
75 Lancer. Miss that boat.
Windshield of Marion E (25 Sportsman) makes an excellent backrest for kids.
1930 21’6″ dodge hull number 2. I’ll get it done one day.
maiden voyage after restoration, Memorial Day weekend, White Stone, VA
Hartwell boat show 1995.
My son checking out the end of the restoration….
What year, model and size is that boat ? I have a 1956 Sportsman 17, which needs a windshield, and that one looks similar to some old pictures I have of the boat
1956 Chris Craft Sedan w/ Flybridge. The original chrome still looks respectable from a distance.
Unfortunately getting wet looking through my windshield!
Need a port side windshield for a 1961 Shepherd 19′
Will buy full set.
68 Resorter. Going to get some wind screen time this weekend. M&M
Hmmm… what if there is no deck on the boat?
Oops forgot the pic
How about into the windshield? 1955 Correct craft.
Can’t beat a good windshield. And a good top helps too!
My last shot of Knotty ’48
Now I’m just showing off
Ok one more
September Sunday in central MN. This is what Woods and Water 2015 should look like.
22′ Shepherd ‘Canadian Club’ on a rainy day in Gravenhurst Bay, Muskoka.
How about NO windshield at Algonac?
1972 Penn Yan Explorer tunnel drive
Here is one from the other direction.
How about a Classic Donzi (22) windscreen!
2 things, 75 posts so far whats the record
no other streblow lovers out there, they have the best windshields with the heavy mahogany framing!
You certainly struck a nerve today, Matt. One more: A windshield in the boathouse in January. Yes, I sneak down there with a pint.
My little girl checking out the boat.
Not everyday you can see a Pelican and the Queen Mary thru your windshield…….
Nice to look at a wood deck through a windshield.
Isn’t this what classic boating is all about!! Both toddlers were under 2 at that time!! The big plexi windshield makes a great handle for a little person, unfortunately this is a major strength problem and thus the single piece plexi window only last one year of production…
I love short foredeck and sweeping side shields of the 1st-gen. CC Sea Skiff…the optional ventilating windshield on our 1954 22′ is an added bonus if you just can’t get enough green spray in your face as you plow through heavy weekend Jet-Ski chop on Green Lake in WI..!
Ain’t nobody got time for a windshield
A video through the windshield of my past boat – 1946 16′ Century Resorter.
Boating getting ready for the night. Even windshields need a fair amount of shut-eye.