You Don’t Have To Travel The World To Meet Our New Sponsors!
We interrupt our regular banter and comment farms to introduce all of you to our newest sponsors. We could not be more thrilled have them here and part of the Woody Boater family. The newest one is the leader in the Marine Paint and varnish world, Pettit has been around for ever, and delivers the goods, the real goods. For example those world class finishes on all the Katz’s Marina boats are Pettit finishes. You can find out more on Pettit here.
We are also jazzed to have Nautilus Restorations here who is having a ton of fun with restorations in Wood and Fiberglass. Its also great to have someone from the south here to help our southeastern Woody Boaters. You can find out more HERE
And of course we are now in the Philadelphia area with Classic Restoration & Supply who have been bringing fantastic boats to the market with Vintage Craft new custom boats. This is a huge trend in the culture now, custom building a cool boat to your specifications just like your grandfather would have done. These are NOT replicas, they are custom handmade boats that have style and are tailored to your specific needs. You can find out more about Classic Restoration & Supply HERE
If your out in the San Fransisco Bay area, the good guys at Pleasure Bent Boats are Pleasure Bent on making you happy, if your into Grey Marine engines and Mercury Boats, it’s our pleasure to introduce you! You can meet them here!
And in the Michigan area the guys at Unlimited Marine Services and do just that, Unlimited Marine stuff, Cool boats done to perfection, and if you want a desk to match they can do that as well. Just click here to see there coolness.
No matter were you live, you’re covered by our great sponsors.
And of course if you need some amazing chrome work done, There is Graves Plating in Alabama, and and Kocian Gauge Restoration in Wisconsin, if you live in the New York City Area well, Katz’s Marina is World class perfection, and Dan Nelson of Nelson boat Works In Minnesota, new website by the way. Very cool. And while your at it, also in Minnesota, Dave Bortner of Freedom Boat Service. Also in Minnesota, and cold? how about a blanket from Fairibault Woolen Co? Travel down and over into the center of North America and ya got, well, what else, The Antique Boat Center in Ohio, and now in Florida. Hey, we are not finished our tour of North America. Out on Lake Tahoe, one of the Nations top Classic Boats places is Sierra boat Company, the west coasts largest and most complete classic boat facility. Need Insurance on your boat? Hagerty Marine Insurance can help you no matter were you live! Need to capture your magnificent boat in art? Darrel Bush can do that no matter were you live as well. Are you in n the pacific northwest, Mike Mayer can help you out at Lake Oswego Boat Co. Also a new website. Need engine work, well we have the nation covered in NY at VanNess Engineering, and of course if you are alone were you live, your never alone when you belong to the ACBS, just one click and look in your area for a fun local club!
It is good to see all of these quality businesses supporting WoodyBoater. Since I have personal experience with Dave and Scott at Marine Services Unlimited, I can say that this small two man shop is next to none in their quality of work, attention to detail and relationship with the customer. Their many years of experience that includes building racing hydroplanes shows in all of their projects.
Unless one of them makes custom mahogony snow blowers or ice boats, the only sponsor I seem to have use for these day is Faribault wool blankets!
What a GREAT group of sponsors!
I have gauges out to Kocian instruments, Mike at Lake Oswego has been a great asset, expect to have Graves do some platting, am waiting for the WoodyBoater blanket to place my order at Faribault woolen mill, and as you probably know I love, Love, LOVE my Pettit Flagship varnish.
How about a head count of the sponsors that plan to attend Tavares? It has been a great chance to meet some of these people in the past AND it gives them a chance to see some of THEIR handy work on our finished boats rather than just sending us a box of pieces. Iam also wondering what the secret WoodyBoater handshake will be or do we need secret decoder rings to be able to identify each other on the docks? Maybe official WoodyBoater name tags? Perhaps monogrammed tee shirts?
Dedicated Nike employees used to tattoo the swish logo. How dedicated to Woodyboater are you?
Yea Ed a secret hand shake like the Illuminati! Just one problem I’m having trouble remembering where I parked. Just give us all hats we could have the ol poop, hi on varnish, Crusty and smelly, bilge water bottoms up, soak me til I float, and for the glass guys “itchy”. If those don’t float I’ll have another batch after another round!
seriously guys I wish I could be there and I think your right Ed it would be great to meet as many of the sponsors as possible. And I sure they would love to see their products on the finished projects.
Hello there new vendors! And thinks to the support from the rest! getting back to a regular work week and looking forward to finely getting started (tired of that boat asking when shes getting her paint and varnish job, just like a second wife)! And I was just about to ask question on paint and varnish look who comes to the party.
Oh yea don’t mind us if we get a lil rowdy, were like a big family of brothers and sisters, we love each other and have each others back but there’s a left hook in the mix ever now and then.
Lotta good and reputable folks on that list…We need to support as many as we can to keep the hobby going.
I need to try something new, it is getting harder and harder to find these fresh cans of China Wood Spar Varnish for Bi-Plane and Boats.
Congratulations on your newest sponsors, Woody Boater. All great friends of the hobby.
On a different note, go to Sunday’s tragic story about Bill Basler for recent updates.
The way it’s going we’re going to need a bigger place to hold our virtual parties. Welcome to all our new friends.
Many thanks to all sponsors big and small for their support to this great site