With Close To 700 Classic Boat Stories, Woody Boater Breaks Record Readership.

Well, here we are breaking another Woody Boater record, with what looks like 10,000 visitors a month and over 25,000 page views this month. Is this number huge. As a small niche website, with approx only 20,000 folks in the niche, hobby / Classic Boat Passion, it’s not only massive it mind boggling…Our web experts here were laughing and now taking this seriously since the readership is not only huge but loyal as all get out…What these numbers tell us is that almost half of the hobby at some point in a given month read WoodyBoater, and are still growing to the tune of 20% growth per month. In a bizarre way, the stories of who’s patootie is it, and Chris Craft Toilet seats has struck a nerve. We don’t talk about the correct size of a flag pole screw, or who’s restoration is correct, just that there was a cool show in New Jersey, and someone had a funnel cake at the show. So, what makes it work. You, the readers, folks like Texx who send in reports from Portland, or John and Kim, who at each show were the tshirts and leave fun comments a pat on the back. The list goes on and on… Entire ACBS groups like the Lake Hopatcong gang make my morning fun. Chad, who writes the funniest comments that break up a boring work day, or Jim Staib, who seems to know the history… (dirty rotten history) of every boat out there. Al Benton who started with us doing reports on obscure places to take your classic boats….. Bill Basler of the Chris Craft club for tips and help…and surprisingly the ACBS, they are fun folks and know how to put on one heck of a show, and in time will figure out the 2.0 world…

So, here’s to the electric guitars that look like a classic boat, or lamps made from boat parts, and mostly to you, the readers and to a fantastic group of passionate boat lovers. Thanks. Thanks 25,000 times…. a month…

11 replies
  1. Chad Durren
    Chad Durren says:

    Don't get too excited, I might be responsible for half the visits to WoodyBoater. Al Benton accounts for the other half.

    Congrats on the growth. Thanks for keeping it fun.

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Two guys can't get all the credit – I look at the site several times a day. As a former woody owner, I can have my dreams come true by just going to your site. Thank you is not enough but it will have to do!

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Here is to the anonymous commentors. I am thinking of starting a support group for the 2000 people with woody boat er sickness and visit 12 times a day like on a weekend when maybe you will throw us a post. No matter, you do a hell of a job and Thankyou. PS don't forget the Lyman pictures.

  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for throwing my name in, Chad and WoodyBoater. I thought that after not posting a "Destination" blurb for over a year I would be desevedly forgotten.

    It's been so long that I have forgotten how to sign in.

    Al Benton

  5. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Congrats Matt. Keep the goodtimes coming. You have done something that is great. I look foward to all of your interesting stories and photos each day.
    Don P.

  6. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Thanks for a brilliant site Mr Woody Boater. I discovered the blog a month ago and have been back every morning since. Lovin it. I have a 68 Century Arabian from Tahoe and a 58 Resorter out of Portland Oregon down here in New Zealand. I think I may be the only kiwi hooked on these beautiful things! You can count on me to check you out every day. Woody Boating and a sense of humour. It doesn't get any better. Thanks.

  7. Jim Staib
    Jim Staib says:

    Don't forget to pat yourself on the back! You provide the attraction and we just enjoy watching a demented mind wander!!

  8. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Read your posts every morning and really enjoy all the different subjects. Like you said I don't really care about what size screw is needed for the Chris Craft Flag staff, I enjoy all the fun visits to the different shows and your fun writing.
    Look forward to seeing you again at the Smith Mountain Lake Show on Sep. 19th this year. I have a trailer full of vintage boating items to sell again.
    Thanks and Congratulations on the 20,000 hits.

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