The 6th Annual Woody Boater Virtual Holiday Party! Let’s Get This Party Started!


Everyone likes a handful of nuts!

Today is the big day! We have been decorating the place and setting up for all our guests. The food is all set up. We have plenty of rest rooms and the Boatress made her special Crab Puffs. The best part of today is you can just pop in and out all day to see who is here.


Everyone gets a smoke! Thanks Ronny!

WE HOPE TO BREAK THE COMMENT RECORD TODAY! So if you are here, say hi in the comment section. We love to see new folks stop by as well as the long timers! If you have never commented, there is a little math problem you have to fill out. Sorry, its a spam filter.


Did someone say Spam!

But will be worth it to catch up with old and new chums! So lets get this started. Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr Dean Martin!

And of course what would a Holiday Party Be Without a Yule Log fire. And ELVIS! Yes, he made it! Take it away Elvis

And of course tis the season and time of year where new Fibrglass and Old Woodys come together for the betterment of Classic boats everywhere!

Have fun today! And comment, often! If you drink too much, really comment much!

159 replies
  1. Bob Kays
    Bob Kays says:

    It is dark, a bit of snow, and the roads are a mess. But I am on my way. Anyone want some pork roll? Phil had it on a bunch for breakfast this summer at the Main Lake Market, I think he is now importing to New Zealand. I think Troy just passed me on the road, there were a bunch of bikini models hanging out the windows!

  2. Rick
    Rick says:

    On my way but it might take a while with the little B pushing Panther along. Darn another Dispro just passed me and I believe a familiar wooded Sunfish did too with a big merry man at the tiller. Either Santa or Matt, tough call. I’ve got some bagels for breakfast.

  3. Pappy
    Pappy says:

    On my way with a tub of eastern NC barbeque and a fresh bottle of Pusser’s. Happy Holidays to all in Woodyboaterville!

  4. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    OMG an opportunity to indulge in all my virtual bad party habits with no hangover consequences. Holiday greetings to all and thanks to Matt and Texx for their gift that gives every day.

  5. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    We waited for dawn and a break in the snow, but the Michigan Chapter gang is now on the way. There’s a case of Bells in the rear cockpit for m-fine and some special Algonac cookies backed for the party. Keep the party going till we get there and have some dock space ready. Merry Christmas!

    • Brian Mortimore
      Brian Mortimore says:

      Those are some great Christmas cookies! Thanks for hosting the party today. Can I get some folks to untie their boats from mine now so I can motor home. It’s getting pretty late and I want to be docked before the sun comes up.

  6. Ron in Seattle
    Ron in Seattle says:

    Set the early morning pee alarm to be first from Left Coast to check in!
    And brought a present for you know who!
    Merry unpolitical correct Christmas to Matt and Texx who give a present everyday! I will refrain from what else is politically incorrect!

  7. Danny B
    Danny B says:

    I guess ‘ol Zip’s not awake (or sober) yet. His pals are already at the bar waiting for everyone else to show up and goofing off at this early hour.

    I’m on the way if I can get the danged old Starflite to fire up in the cold, and bringing the egg nog – light on the nog, heavy on the rum.

  8. Dave Bannerman
    Dave Bannerman says:

    Happy holidays from the west coast… of Florida. Our boat, the Karma, sends a short Christmas letter this year.
    “Although I didn’t get on the water as much this year, I did get all new wiring. No more lamp cord for me. I had a great time when my original owner’s son came to visit and we went waterskiing. Haven’t done that with him in 40 years. For Halloween, I got to help my current owner hand out candy. We had lots of neighbors take pictures. Have a Happy New Year everyone. See you next year.”

  9. Dennis J Mykols
    Dennis J Mykols says:

    Great timing to get out of the house for a Christmas Party It is only mid December, and I already got Cabin Fever. It has been snowing since last Thursday, and I may have a hard time finding the boat out in the yard. As soon as we dig out, Ronnie and I will be on our way
    Merry Christmas to all my WoodyBoater friends

  10. Jim & Jaxon
    Jim & Jaxon says:

    Well I was on the way home from the morning walk and Jaxon reminded me a little more Bell’s was probably a good idea. You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning!

  11. Chris B
    Chris B says:

    Feels like wiinter here just finished a 2 hour dig out and …awh great the snow plow just went by again. Its time for a cocktail its a party after all. cheers and Merry Christmas

  12. Wilson
    Wilson says:

    Sorry to be late…I was trying to figure out what to wear. First I put on a blue blazer with my Santa Claus tie and the white wool pants I bought in Syracuse one year on the way to Clayton but that seemed to formal so I changed and got and ACBS golf shirt and the my wife said, “You aren’t wearing your Chris Craft shirt and jacket ?…
    Anyhow I’m ready and on the way now…I have the coconut milk and the rum. Hold the door open for me.

  13. Leslie Best
    Leslie Best says:

    Merry Christmas to all you Woody Boaters. All but one of the boats I’ve been around were wood. The lone one was a CCRoamer Regal. Have a great boating New Year.

  14. Terry
    Terry says:

    Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy New Year! Best wishes and happy varnishing to all my Woodie Boater brother and sisters. Peace and happy boating from Titusville, Fl.

  15. Wudzgud
    Wudzgud says:

    A Merry Christmas from Beautiful Long Lake Illinois to all in Woody Boaterville.
    Let’s see
    Beer, check.
    Bacon, check
    Rum, check
    Bacon, check
    Orvie dorves, check
    Bacon, check
    I’ll pop a top and be on my way.
    As Cousin Eddy says, Matt and Texx you give us all in Woody Boaterville the gift that keeps on giving all year round.
    Merry Christmas to all! And a Happy 2017.

  16. Walt
    Walt says:

    To heck with the pine tree scent from the Christmas tree, I want one that smells like varnish! Merry Christmas to all and to all a boating new year.

  17. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U.P.)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U.P.) says:

    Looks like a great party! I think Santa had a good time. We will be over. I hope there is a lot of Cedar Planked Salmon for appetizers.

  18. Ronald
    Ronald says:

    We’re on our way from southern ky hopefully in time to get some of those crab puffs. What a party. See you all in Mt Dora Merry Christmas to all

  19. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U.P.)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U.P.) says:

    I forgot to mention MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE PENN YAN BAR!! A great way to use your woody boat in the winter.

  20. Wylie Santa
    Wylie Santa says:

    Hi woodyboater fans, I have the sled loaded up with fruitcake and Irish coffee varnish. Stopping by for smoke and a toast shortly. Cheers!

  21. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Well Well Dean Martin with mini skirt Santa Suit Babes by his side, Bing Crosby beat boxing, a very young David Bowie, and then a “Full Moon” drunk Santa. I guess all bets are off for this party.

    Keep the beer flowing! (Photo compliments of Pinterest)

  22. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Wow, Big Crowd at this throwdown! No time to read all the comments as yet…just got back from GOING BOATING…well, actually I slept aboard and it rained a lot so I never go out of the covered slip.
    Merry Christmas and Happy and BOATING New year to all.

    John in Va.

    • Don Palmer
      Don Palmer says:

      How touching Chug-A-Lug, that is so thoughtful!
      My drain plug won’t be able to attend the party. It has the sniffles….
      Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Morning!

  23. Richard Daley
    Richard Daley says:

    R Daley
    Has averaged -15 F here in Alberta all week with snow.
    The only thing to do is go in the shop and play with Santas new toy. He wants a back up to Redolph in case global warming is the real deal. Santa always thinks safety so it’s 2 engines for him.
    Will have a scotch on the rocks, Great Party.
    Merry Christmas

  24. Texcritter
    Texcritter says:

    I hate to say but East NC you can leave your BBQ at home because Texas is representing. Everyone knows Texas BBQ is the best!! 😜

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      Texas does BEEF BBQ the best, but you guys are not as good with the pigs. Virginia does the whole hog with style, Memphis gets ribs right with a dry rub and no sticky sauce to cover the flavor, and South Carolina and Georgia do a mighty fine job with pulled pork shoulder without the excessive acid they use in eastern NC. And then there is Florida which rocks the Chicken on a Stick like nowhere else. At least I think it is chicken.

  25. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Merry Christmas to you all from the land of Pavlova and jandals.
    Its a warm sunny day dawning and just perfect for boating, except I’m heading to the office. Arrival of the Blue Arabian is scheduled for 18 January in time for the annual St Arnaud Boat show. Wooohooo Happy Holidays everyone!

  26. woodydiva
    woodydiva says:

    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Clarence: [In book inscription] Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.

  27. Denis D
    Denis D says:

    I would be on my way but I seem to have a leak in my boat! No worries, the elves will help me fix it.

    Happy Holidays to all!

    Denis D

  28. Jimmuh
    Jimmuh says:

    A bit internet challenged today, only a small bit of Perlita will make it to the party today….get it before it’s gone! Happy Holidays to all the worlds’ Woody Boaters!

  29. Bernie LeMay
    Bernie LeMay says:

    Almost there, Zip pulled the drain plug thinking it was a cigarette lighter. With assistance, will be there for last call.

    Merry Christmas, Skiffman

  30. Capt. Slats
    Capt. Slats says:

    It’s almost happy hour, and it looks like we’re running low on cheese curds, beer, and dock lines. We’re sending Squeaky Framcis Horton out on the B, double E, double R, U, & N.

  31. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Mom, Mum, Grammy, Ginny finally got here on her Sea-Doo! Trying to convince her to join us in Dora this year.

  32. Mike K
    Mike K says:

    so its past 6pm on the east, and no zippy yet, whos going to smoke those chesterfieds? what kind of party is this!

    ill be there after i finish shoveling this effing snow, dam global warming!

  33. Bill & Linda
    Bill & Linda says:

    We tried to launch our Woody Boat to get there right away. But the Launch Director nearly froze. It may take a while to warm her up….

    • Troy in ANE
      Troy in ANE says:

      I can’t believe you would post a video of a chimp on roller skates and riding a bike without wearing a helmet.

      Can we get a Judge to check on this?

  34. Howard Lehman
    Howard Lehman says:

    I’m toasting all of you Woody Boaters with an egg nog. Up here in northern Wisconsin our lakes are frozen, lake effect snow is swirling and temps are predicted for -9 tonight, and getting colder. However its plenty warm in the shop. Always great fun to read Woody Boater. Thanks Matt and Texx, and all of you who contribute to this wonderful, fun and informative site. Happy Holidays!

  35. Ollon
    Ollon says:

    Merry Holiday Greetings from SoCal. Winter is really starting to set in. It only made it up to 68 degrees today.

  36. Bob B
    Bob B says:

    Whoa Nellie. Ducked outside to check the fenders and lines and can’t get back in; the place is jammed! Where’s my ticket stub?

    Do I smell bacon?

  37. Stephen G in Sydney
    Stephen G in Sydney says:

    Wishing all our northern hemisphere friends a great Christmas from down under. Just got to go and turn over the steaks on the bbq and crack open another cold one ….

  38. MikeM
    MikeM says:

    I think the Russians have hacked this party and are posting for Holmes. It’s rigged. Holmes has always been nice to me. Especially around the holidays.

  39. Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine says:

    Bringin a boat load of Woody Boater friends and Holiday Cheer!

    Now where did I put that case of Fireball?

  40. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    getting late…guess the party is winding down…..thanks for a great time, great site, great friends……
    next big party…..dead river, fla….be there…….

    John in Va.

  41. Rick
    Rick says:

    Finally got here. I really need to upgrade to a larger engine. Hmm a lot of people passed out in the parking lot under their trailers except that one group pouring beer into a Century and drinking it from leaking seams. Yuck that can’t be healthy. Bacon is gone and Matt is in the fetal position around some chicken on a stick. There’s Texx telling his Nikon how much she means to him while looking for a pontoon boat to crash on. And there’s the fiberglassic crowd just happy to be invited finally. Sounds like there’s still a few revellers left awake inside. Happy Holidays to all and cheers to another year of Woodyboater. Thanks Matt, Texx and everyone who makes this happen every morning.

    • Wudzgud
      Wudzgud says:

      Hey Rick sounds like last call with all the carnage under the trailers. Are you sure that is Matt in the fetal position or is it Zip.

  42. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Merry Christmas from the “Turbo’s”. Its going to be a great one as Alayna has finally been discharged from her 7 week stay in the hospital and is enjoying her Lake Hopatcong calendar courtesy of Bob Kays. I want to thank all the WoodyBoaters’ for your support and donations as she gets her life back through physical therapy. It is so wonderful to see her walk again even if its with the assistance of a walker. Progress.

    • Wudzgud
      Wudzgud says:

      Turbo’s – Glad things are getting better for Alayna and she is out of the hospital. Day by day she will get better. Prayers do work! Merry Christmas!

  43. Wylie Santa
    Wylie Santa says:

    Hey there woodyboaters, Kevin loaded all the bleep’in gold on the starboard side so I need everyone to come down and get a bleep’in sack of gold until we get this party right side up again. Good job woodyboaters! I know you can do it.

  44. Wudzgud
    Wudzgud says:

    And now a word from our Host and Boatress.
    *%*^ Hic**×Lookths like the two of em are crashed out under the mistletoe. That is what Tuesdays are for ……..I forgot. One more beer for the road. Road pop!
    Til Then! Living the Woody Boater Life!
    Oh No, now I have to do some math. Rats.

  45. Rick
    Rick says:

    Oh my aching head. Why is Zip snoring next to me. Thank god this is still yesterday’s story and maybe I can sneak out without anyone reading. What was that coffee varnish spiked with or did Skip slip me a turkey.

  46. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    I don’t know who it was but they put the last snack pak of Bells in my hands and said “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here”.
    Jaxon is driving me.

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