Woodyboatermobile Takes One For The Team..

The winds slammed the house last night here in dc.. Power went out around 2 am and is still out. We woke up this morning to this pleasent site.. The garage, my utility trailer and the truck all took a hit.. All this and the tree is sitting on a power line!!! Yikes.. Good thing the power is out..



At least her nails are ok!!

UPDATE! Truck is surprisingly un touched, just two dents.. Below is an image of the leaf.. Red Oak? And if so.. Some one what some nice wood.

Red Oak? White Oak? Something else.. If its red, whats it worth.. Moma needs a manicure

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

    Be careful, they could turn the power back on at any time and a wet tree will conduct very well when they do.

    We have simmilar situations with ice storms. Let the utility guys cut the tree off the lines (they know when and where the power is switched off) and then you can clean up the rest. You can get a head start and cut it all up yourself, but unless the lines are physically down on either side of you, it is a he’ll of a risk.

  2. Woody
    Woody says:

    The power being out may have saved my life. I went to inspect the damage and noticed the powerlines.. If it had been live. I would have been zapped.. It will interesting to see if the truck got zapped. The lines are still connected. Eeeouch.. I ain’t touching it until the power company trimester it back.. That may be in a week.. Who knows..

  3. Woody
    Woody says:

    Can you see.. Since they are headed this way.. Could they tow a nice u22.. I mean.. Ya hate to miss a good one way trip with a toe vehicle

    • mark edmonson
      mark edmonson says:

      I’ll try to catch the last crew leaving, Ha Ha Hopefully you will get your power back soon. Might want a bigger boat than a U-22.

  4. RiverRat
    RiverRat says:

    That is the way it goes. Sorry for the hit you took, but you got all three bad things out of the way in one shot.
    The soil was already so wet, then you make it alot wetter, heavier, and throw alot of wind at it, the roots can no longer provide anchorage and a beautiful healthy Red Oak? is lost as well as property damage. The tree is the hardest to replace. Maybe you could start a White Oak.
    the future will always need new ribs.

  5. Josh
    Josh says:

    It’s too bad Hagerty doesn’t offer Woodyboatermobile insurance. Kind of a limited market, but imagine the coverage… Good to see that you made it through the storm, and good luck with the clean up.

  6. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:


    Shame to lose the equipment but the important thing is everyone is safe. Especially glad the boattress’ nails survived. Are all the boats safe?

  7. WoodyGal
    WoodyGal says:

    Dang! That’s not what you want to see first thing in the morning. Glad you’re both OK. Surprisingly, our cheap neighbors large already damaged silver maple didn’t go down last night. If you need a refuge, we have power……….. and wine & nail polish!

  8. Woody
    Woody says:

    Got the truck out. Two dents on the bed top.. The trailer may or may not be toast. Need to get the tree off it.. No power still.. Just me and my trusty iPhone..

    • Tom T
      Tom T says:

      Matt your not thinking straight.. Get out the chainsaw and get the lumber for another boat. Start your generator and get that planner running!!!!

  9. Scott Robinson
    Scott Robinson says:

    Hi Matt, Glad to hear you & the boattress are safe, as long as the boats are ok the rest will take care of itself, Scooter

  10. DonD
    DonD says:

    Post a photo of leaf close-up?
    If its pointy, with a little spike, its worth selling to a custom furniture guy (Red Oak).

    If its round-lobed, its worthless as White Oak, because of its bole length, for runabout chines or keels.
    However, there are many opportunities there for ‘grown’ stems and gripes. You could resaw many of those, as seen in your tree photos.

  11. Texx
    Texx says:

    Although it sucks to have a tree land on the Woodyboatermobile, it’s good to see that the tree didn’t land on the house and that everyone is safe.

    Did the office in DC sustain any damage and is there power there?

  12. matt
    matt says:

    the office is fine, full power, I am there now working in AC with music.. I have the only tree down in my town.. Lots of crap all around, and no power.. Dont expect that to come on for a couple days. all my generators are 3 hrs away though. So .. Oh well, that power down there will be out for a week. Thats a real mess.. But, we are safe, and still gaining weight.. So all is good.

  13. Tom
    Tom says:

    There is a bright side to all of this, the Woody Boater Mobile was hit with a “Wood” tree, rather than a “Classic Glass” or a “Tin Can” metal light pole!!!

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