Are We All Sexist Pigs?

Dick Frost Racer – Yes, thats his name, and we all want a name like that!

Well… Yesterdays story on Ink clot Babes caused some drama for sure. Emails and some unsubscribers. I suppose touching on the topic of the use of Women as models caused some folks to check out! You all know that we are talking about ads in the 1950’s..right? Art? Right? And if there was a guy posing in a photo waving it would be strange and take on an entire different meaning.

Ya! See!

And yesterdays comments went as far as calling Chris Craft Sexist! WHAT? According to today’s obsessed PC thinking, everyone up until last year was and is sexist. How has society survived so long being this way?

Lake Hopatcong cool guy!

First I have to say this. I AM NOT POLITICAL, I LIVE IN DC AND IT’S ALL CRAP! ALSO, I OWN A Co, THAT IS 80% WOMEN, I PAY WOMEN THE MOST AT MY COMPANY BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY JOB THEY DO.  THE BOATRESS RUNS THE HOUSE AND LIFE. SHE IS 10 TIMES THE HUMAN I AM. And I know I can say this for many of you. Some are stay at home fathers while the spouse works. YET! Because we enjoy having fun at some 1950’s babe blobs of ink, we are all Sexist? And thus the company that made them is? WTF? We live in a time like McCarthyism.

Hunky old dudes – Miss Detroits driver and Navigator!

Being Sexist or Raciest is like being a communist back in the day. And Witches back further. So. please, lets not judge people today for what society did in the past. We all get it. And yes, this all hopefully changes things for the better. Whatever better is?

Sons Of Varnish! Unite

So with that said, we are equal opportunity sexists here.  I am featuring hunky Woody Boater men today. Yup, you asked for it. Hit it boys!

Lake Como hunk.

Paul Newman

Brad Pitt

The King!

Tommy Holmes! Woody Boaters Life time achievement of Sexiest Man Alive

Our pal and fellow Woody Boater Charles Mistele at the helm of Miss America IX.. Now that is a hat!

Chris Wise out on his Wise boat again. Is that his great

Ken Furrer’s Dad! Ken, if you are half the 6 pack as your dad, you are one hell of a hunk!

Chad Durren.. this is for our younger readers. This is NOT justin Beiber

A great man of our time. Terry Fiest.

The entire YNOT gang, Father and sons

The Real James Bond!

Larry is still a hot dude..

Anyone that has a part you need is a hunk!


Troy and Jim! Nice pose Troy!

Look at that ladies, the Hamster from Las Vegas, assuming the pose. Marty from Lake Tahoe and Jim Frechette from Texas. Making sure the West is covered

Jimmy sport’n some woody shades

Mike Mayer

Paul Harrison on land not being towed in

Bob’s – All Bob’s are hunks

Seth and Bob showing their hunky teeth. note the sexy pose Bob’s posing like. Show us some hip Bob, Is that a camera ya have there? Or just happy to see me

Bob Weaver, we could do a whole day of Hunky Bobs!

Bob Speltz – This hunk has an entire ACBS chapter named after him!

Ink clot hunk! Miss Supertest Driver Bob Hayward

Algonac hunk Pete Bouregard- yup, we have Pete’s as well

Peter Henkel in one hunky boat

You’re a hunk in any sort of race helmet – Fellow Woody Boater – Pete Rainey

John Rothert showing off his better side!

John Pirro

This guy! Oh hell yes!

All the Turners, family men, are Hunks

Texx – Now the silent type

Father of the year – Alex Watson

ANYONE wearing a WoodyBoater t shirt is a hunk

Brian & Michelle Robinson – For today, just Brian, sorry Michelle.

Matt Byrne and Karen Harrison. Yes, she is a hunk too.

Dennis Mykols The Hunkster!

Alen from Katz’s  Marina And Phil Andrews from New Zealand

Phil Jones and his hunky bucket

Gar Wood! The original Woody Hunk!

Herb Poklington was the king of ink clot babes and a hunk himself

Herb Hall from Sierra Boat Co. West coast Hunk and me as a Chunk!

I like the way those Post War Blue Jeans fit Dave VaNness.

And , Mr Hunky Pants – Dave Bortner of Freedom Boat Service.

M-fine with his Ironman robotic leg!

Christopher Smith and Mike Green. Generations of hunks

Seth and Shaun, Sean, Shawn.

Don Dannenberg, who is alive! That’s always Hunky

Timeless Hunks – Mr Dodge and doppelganger Don Ploatner

Hunks mop that decks too – Ed Scheiber details the bow deck on “Fish Tales III”,

Hunks wave! Greg Lewandouski being used as a sexy model to get us to go to some boat show last year in Michigan?

Side burns and yellow shades make anyone a hunk. Like the hose touch!

Mike Mayer being sensitive and listening like hunks do.. WAIT, WAIT ONE SECOND! THATS MY WIFE..

Mr Toledo, anyone that works on old boats from Toledo is a hunk!

He can polish my chrome anytime! Hunk Rod Graves of Graves Plating!

Randy Cunningham AKA Macgyver poses with the beer bottle that got him in out of trouble.

Anyone behind a podium is a hunk! Especially with a bottle of wine – Dick Dow.

Dads and daughters fishing are hunks -This wonderful image of F.L.Smith and his Daughter fishing on the 1912 26’ Fry Launch with

And we end today’s Sexist Hunk fest. With the pose that makes me smile.. Horizontally every time!

Don Sr!



51 replies
  1. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Now that is a big group of Hunky guys!

    What are the rules now? If these guys on the porch of the Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora stand up to give the fine lady a seat is that now sexist or just gentlemanly? What about opening a door for a woman or holding an umbrella? I know they are capable of doing it for themselves, but it just seems respectful and loving to me.

    Our society has gotten so PC it is ridiculous!

    • Tom
      Tom says:

      I can’t wait to show my kids that their dad posed for an article on sexy men. The above picture was taken at The Sprague House on the second day of the Southbound St. John’s river cruise. You are correct Troy I did give up my seat moments earlier to Mr. Wright as he was my elder, something my parents taught me to do when I was young (a long long time ago).

      Matt since you have used my sexy pose on numerous posts does that entitle me to a new shirt? I have outworn this shirt and most of the ink was gone before my wife made me throw it away. I still wear a XXL which makes for a great billboard for advertising.

      Here is an earlier pre-dad bod picture you can add to the sexy men of Woody Boater calendar.

  2. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    Thank you courageous Matt for showing hunks versus babes.

    As a side note to the sexist pig thing (not that I am one) … I always bought a calendar from a well known marine paint company that featured back-in-the-day risque artwork of scantily clad women with suggestive sayings about outboards to hang in the boat shop/man cave. Keeping it cute but clean as I have grand kids that stop by. That is until this year when I found that they don’t print them anymore. When I inquired as to why, I was told that they didn’t sell well in today’s PC world. That and the millenials aren’t interested in that type of artwork. Found a poor substitute without being degrading toward women but it is a sign the times are a changing.

    • Matt
      Matt says:

      Back in my early days of my job, I had to art direct one of those calenders. Even back in the 1980’s it creeped me out. Trust me, the behind the scenes is depressing on all fronts. I learned a valuable lesson that fantasy and reality are two entirely different things. With all taht said. How about a Sexist Calander? Who else would be better than WoodyBoater to make one!

  3. RH In Indy
    RH In Indy says:

    Keep on keepin’ on, Matt!
    Always someone out there with an opinion. Take it or leave it. Although yesterday’s topic really should not have called for equalization, great work covering both sides of the field.

  4. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    In my pic I am showing my ass to the camera , the same ass I show to the current PC world. John in Va still single after all these years!

    John in Va.

  5. Dino - KX6D
    Dino - KX6D says:

    Too many liberals in this Country. Nothing about yesterday was “SEXIST”. People need to GROW UP!

  6. Miles kapper
    Miles kapper says:

    Well if it’s going to become a dog’s world after the gals and guys then let’s celebrate where Dalmations were really meant to be – at the wheel even if the boat owner gets in the way. RIP Betty

  7. Don Palmer
    Don Palmer says:

    Matt, your killin me! You put Ike Keilgass, the driver of Miss Detroit in as a hunky dude? We poor SOBs in the Pacific Northwest chapter of ACBS are having our next meeting this next Wednesday the 13th at Ike’s Garage-Mahal.
    He will have a sh*& eating grin on his face all evening!

  8. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    My wife cannot believe this old fart, me, me the list…
    But hey, thanks, it made my day.

  9. Jack
    Jack says:

    I read the other day that the birth rate is dropping. It appears all the sexist pigs have reduced their sexism to the danger point.
    I for one will endevour to reverse this alarming trend to the best of my ability.

  10. Steve franchini
    Steve franchini says:

    The last time you posted a picture of me the posts said the shirt looked “ a little tight”. Now I have been placed in the “hunk line up”. You have made my day!

  11. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da UP )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da UP ) says:

    What the F^(K. I can’t believe there are people out there with nothing better to do than B!#ch about wholesome women who advertised boats 60 t0 70 years ago. These ads were in all public magazines. I used to work with a lady who had modeled with Refridgerators in magazines in the late 40s. When I knew her she was in her late 60s with grown kids and grandkids. She was still proud of her modeling experience, and was’t ashamed to show the ads. Things were different then. I think all those PC people should get a piece of sandpaper and a varnish brush to occupy themselves. Great job of showing both sides. Enough of my rant.

  12. Ed Arrington
    Ed Arrington says:

    Thank goodness the feminists have finally gotten what they wanted. The Supreme Court just ruled that women can’t be discriminated against when it comes to the draft. They have the right to get themselves killed just like the men do. Hoorah for women’s lib.

    • charley quimby
      charley quimby says:

      Remember the Rigid Tool calendars? I remember a few guys in our welding and machine shop who had these and other non-nude displays in their lockers, which were in the shop. The powers that be ordered them removed. Only non-pinup type pictures were allowed. One machinist refused to take a picture of his wife off of his tool box… She was a pole-dancer… CQ

  13. briant
    briant says:

    Whoa. My comment yesterday was nothing more than my surprise that CC had taken advertising sexism to a level that I had not seen from them before – namely that of showing a new technological advance, the push button controls – made controlling a boat so much easier that now a woman could even do it. (frankly I do not see how a push button bit was any easier than a lever, but whatever.) For Chrissakes, Geico took this to a funny asinine level by saying that using their website was so easy that even a Caveman could do it….which of course offended the Cavemen living among us. While funny as hell, it was also a slam against their fellow advertisers of years past – those that showed women as pathetic weak individuals. CC could have just as well shown the typical captain hat wearing dude at the controls marvelling over the new push button gizmo. But no, they changed from years of men at the helm and showed a dainty woman, with a man looking over her shoulder – dudes, that is just plain, run of the mill, blatant sexism.

    Now. Why is it a problem to point that out knowing full well that it was considered ok and normal back then, that perhaps today and in the days ahead, we can strive to be better, treat women with more respect and dignity, and evolve?

    Things change. Society, in a constant state of change, often wakes up one day and notices that it could do things better. It is why we do not allow slavery. It is why we do not allow Chinese slaves to build rail road lines. It is why we moved to allow women to vote. It is why many don’t think it is ok for our President to go around grabbing women by the who haa.

    Also, it is not sexist to hold the door for a woman or man. It is just effing the nice thing to do.

    And, it you want the younger people in our society to join your boating hobby, you must admit that things were different then versus now, AND offer to strive and do the new better, not crawl back under the rock, attack the younger set by calling them communistic liberals, and condemn them for trying to make society better. Few young people want to hang with Gramps and him yelling at them to get off of the damn lawn.

    I am going to bet that many of you older dudes told your fuddy duddy parents to shut up and deal with that fact that Rock and Roll was the new thing and that Tommy Dorsey was just not hip, man. And that daddio was gonna have to deal with the fact that you were not going to get a damn haircut. Peace out.

    • Shep22
      Shep22 says:

      briant, chill out–that nonsense is the problem. And, anyone who ever told their parent to shut up wasn’t raised properly in the first place……..

    • Beanieincecil
      Beanieincecil says:

      Thank you Briant! As a woman who has read woodyboater everyday since the beginning, you are a breath of fresh air!

  14. RH In Indy
    RH In Indy says:

    More young people should hang with gramps and communicate with their parents. They might learn something. I know I miss mine and wish I had learned more about them and their lives. Our youth now are guided by the loudest voice and media presence. “If they say it, and it’s on social media, it must be true”.

  15. Rick
    Rick says:

    Just got around to reading today’s article. I guess it’s winter because the snowflakes are out bothering us. Do you really need readers of a free blog that are so easily offended by EVERYTHING. I feel bad for the direction the future leaders are going to continue to take this country. No other country in the world puts up with is cr*p, they have much bigger issues to worry about.

  16. Rick
    Rick says:

    If I threaten to unsubscribe will you repost the modern Chris-Craft ad with the babe in a bathing suite on the bow?

  17. Steve in the woods
    Steve in the woods says:

    Nice response, all. At least I am a fat and happy pig! (If I am able to get a boat wet)

  18. RH In Indy
    RH In Indy says:

    What’s truly amazing is that Matt compiled all of those pics, with captions, in an incredibly short time.

  19. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    Chris Craft, Evinrude and many others sold a lot of boats and motors, which made a lot of people – men, women, boys and girls – happy. That was the point of those marketing campaigns and as mentioned in one of the posts above, the models were happy to participate. Everyone’s cup of tea? No, but what is? Degrading/sexist/disrespectful? Not in my book and certainly no more so than most the ads on TV and social media today. People respond to attractive portrayals and innovation. Sensitivities and expectations change, but fundamentally, people do not. Marketing explores and exploits the perceptions and trends in society and sometimes creates new ones. But there is no mystery when it comes to human nature. We’re pretty basic…

  20. MikeM
    MikeM says:

    I’ve typed and deleted a couple messages today. BrianT….you’re out of touch.

    Personally I don’t care how people “identify”….Chris Craft, Hacker, Century etc….male, female, other….just don’t jam it down my throat.

    Chris Craft (and many others) have been using women and children in their ads since the ‘20’s to promote the ease of use. Maybe by todays crazy standards its inappropriate but up until 5 years ago it wasn’t crazy. Get off your high horse (unicorn) and deal with it.

    Chris Craft isn’t sexist and I’ll bet that most of us aren’t. I won’t speak for all of you crazy Woodyboaters but I bet the resounding majority are reasonable, understanding people.

    Can’t we just have a fun day of pretty girls in boat ads?

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