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Live-sh From South Lake Tahoe

Fellow Woody Boaters Martin and Theresa Anderson report in from South Lake Tahoe with a very complete story on this weekends fantastic show. We got reports in from fellow Woody Boater Herb Hall from Sierra Boat Co on Friday that boats were going in and heading out to the show. WOW.. What a wonderful setting

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Behind The Scenes On Oldies Week!

WOW, what a fun week. And the pictures that were burred in drawers and special places are amazing. In some cases though, the photos had experienced a rough life or worse, time and film technology had deeply yellowed or changed the color. So as part of the story we tried to bring back to life

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Saturday Road Trip, Part 1 – The Auction

Today we have the first of two installments from fellow Woody Boater and Contributor “Cobourg-Kid” who set off on a classic boating road-trip last Saturday through the central Ontario countryside. Vintage outboard motors were first on his busy travel schedule, which found him at an auction house in Newtonville. “I love the smell of old

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This Is Soon To Be The Best Seat In The House – Miss Canada IV Raceboat Restoration Update

On Friday we broke the news that the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY has arranged to loan the former World Champion raceboat “Miss Canada III” to the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre located in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. “Miss Canada III” will be the centerpiece of the Centre’s “Race Boat Glory, Muskoka Legends Live On,”

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Last Gasp From Canoes To Cruisers!

Thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Ron Stevenson from the left coast and Victor Fabricius from Florida finishing off last gasp week in stlye. Take it away Ron. Special gas price for our Queen City YC club this weekend only $3.89! Typical Seattle day — warm at low 50s, liquid sunshine, many shades of gray (oh

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From Historic Lake Iseo, Italy to Beautiful Priest Lake, Idaho – We Have You Covered This Week!

We are certainly doing some globe trotting this week here at Woody Boater… Which started last Saturday at Bob Mishko’s engine shop in Tennessee… to Matt and his sputtering outboard in Virgina on Sunday… to Secret Island on the coast of Britsh Columbia, Canada with some big classic cruisers… then off to Chicago to welcome

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Muskoka Resurrects Its Racing Legacy

Powerboat racing has a long and rich history throughout the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario, Canada dating back to the golden age of boating. The Toronto Outboard Racing Club which was formed in 1952 is dedicated to the future growth and betterment of amateur Stock Outboard racing, as well as sportsmanship, fair competition, camaraderie among

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SS Keewatin: Bring Her On Home

Fellow Woody Boater Sean Conroy shared this great story of “SS Keewatin” – The 105 year old wooden steamship that’s been close to his family for almost 50 years now, and his brothers journey to get her back home to Port McNicoll, Ontario. This story was originally written by Sean for Classicboat Magazine, the Toronto

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Woody Boating vs Classic Boating.

I was in this big fancy research planning meeting the other day with people way smarter than me.. OK, for the record, any meeting I am in is full of people way smarter than me.. Heck.. If I eat lunch by myself, the Bolonga has more brains than me.. Anyway, the conversation led to Woody

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My Favorite Things – Woody Boater Version

At some point during the holidays you may hear the popular song “My Favorite Things” the show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. In the spirit of the holidays, we thought it would be fun re-work the lyrics and do a Woody Boater version of “My Favorite Things” –

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Norm & Marion's Excellent Adventure

Norm & Marion’s excellent adventure to the 2010 Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance began in November 2007. Norm Walters, a Grade 7 Math Teacher from South Sacramento, CA and long time viewer of noticed an ad on Craiglist for a 1955 14′ Tollycraft Rumpas located in Petaluma, California (north of San Francisco) in 2007.

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What's A Chris Craft U22?

Not more than ten minutes after we posted the story on U22 Munth, we got email regarding the correct terms and so on. Thank god, because the research department here at Woody Boater has four legs and needs to be given a flea bath this week……As I have said from the start, you want to

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OOOOO-Kla–Hoooo-Ma The Boat Show! Sept 11-13th

It’s more than just a musical, it’s an actual state and there is a Antique and classic boat show there….. as well as home of Woody Boater celebs like Don Ayers and Jim Blake. According to the headline on the poster though there is only one boat at the show to see and some chrome!

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Classic Boating Destination of the Week

We’re going to jump around a little this week. We will start in Arkansas and jump to New Mexico. What?, New Mexico? Woody Boater listed it as one of three Water Free States so, being from the “Show-Me State” I had to see for myself. So read on…. Arkansas: The Hartland Classics Chapter of The

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