What Did You Get For Christmas?

I got a sander, I got a sander. Just what I always wanted! Wooohooo!

It’s that magical day, when the family all comes together and shares in the joy of the season. More importantly it’s also that time of year that you might actually get a boat part or god forbid, a boat as a gift. They know by now that a tie aint gonna cut it. You want that 2 1/2 inch copper exhaust pipe this year. Did you get it? Well, with the new picture comment thing here on Woody Boater you can share your joy! Unless your new pet monkey pee’d all over your new sons of varnish hoodie! Wait, no definitely tell us about that one!

37 replies
  1. Alex
    Alex says:

    I got a screwdriver from my son, Salter. Though he’s only 5, he’s already figured out his Dad has more than a few “loose ones.”

  2. Jay Wagner
    Jay Wagner says:

    I got the best gift, a unrelated 22 year old guy donated his stem cells so I could continue to be a WB fan. Yes, I do have my big orange SOV shirt ready to wear to the GLACBS functions next year!! I’m getting my stamina back and WILL be riding on a bunch of woody boats this summer. Texx and Matt thanks again for doing all this work,sure makes my days in isolation bearable.

  3. Rick
    Rick says:

    New SOV shirt because my wife decided my 1st one was starting to look pretty ratty. I also got a SOV hoodie to wear over the new T. still need SOV day of the week underwear.

  4. Alan H
    Alan H says:

    Santa’s database profiling is getting way better, he must have upgraded the system as there were no miss fits this year. Got all the normal stuff like tee-shirts, socks etc but the below mix was very cool :-

    a new (old) life buoy that has been tarted up to grace Raindance

    a copy of Peter Smiths ‘Rebecca – the restoration of an old yacht’ always wanted a copy for the boat since I read it ex the library.

    a copy of ‘Cruising Hints’ by Francis B Cooke – first published in 1904, my edition published in 1946 is a gem, written at a time when the world was changing over from war to peace conditions & is a great read + dozens of neat illustrations.

    & the latest WoodenBoat Mag

    Hope you all had a good one & that you made it thru the annual overload of food, wine & relatives

  5. Ranger
    Ranger says:

    Going boating in the next couple of days! Beats the heck out of after Christmas shopping! Oh yeah, Swamp Gator’s here we come, followed by Blackwater Inn and ending up at Wolfy’s…catch us if you can!
    Merry Christmas friends.

  6. Pete
    Pete says:

    Great Christmas present to myself
    Droped off 63 pieces to have chromed Christmas eve. Jeff at Rayco called Friday the tank is done. What a great feeling!
    Merry Christmas all!

  7. Alex
    Alex says:

    And here it is folks, embedded into the Comments.

    Matt and Texx, here’s an idea for you. Echo the daily header(s) at the start of each day’s Comments section. That way, references to headers among the Comments will make sense when reading past stories.

  8. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    My favorite gift was photoshop for my mac! I can now put foxes in my boat and “enhance” any pictures of fellow Woody Boaters. In a good way of course!

  9. Alex
    Alex says:

    Hey Chad, at first, I saw some Gauguin in Lily’s bright, daring palette. But then I took a closer look at her subject matter. The right third of the painting bears a striking resemblance to The Scream. Is kindergarden really that tough? Or has she been spending too much time watching daddy tear into his XK restoration?

  10. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    My favorite gift from wife, a pro photo print Not boat related but water related of me coming out of a half mile creek run in 1 – 3 ft water part of the 2012 Frogtown 10 mile Challenge this past October setting a course record and winning my age bracket after 3 grueling hill climbs, 7 water crossings, the creek run, log obstacles, yellow jacket stings and cargo net climb at mile 9.5. Over a 1000 participants registered, not all could complete.

  11. Paul H.
    Paul H. says:

    An E-Reader – first book I’m reading is a biography of Leonard Cohen.

    I also got a belated gift – a call today telling me that the engine I was taking to Portland when I became stuck and exiled in Browning Montana is FINALLY done, 2 yars later. Good lord….

    Best gift is 2 weeks at the lake with Karen, piece, quiet and no shopping!

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