Calling All “Young People” We Wanna Feature You!


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Starting Monday we are gonna feature the young guns of our passion. I have been gathering as many of them as I can find, and the great news is there is a week, or even more of them to feature. It’s kinda of whacky that after 12 years of doing this, time has creeped by, and our small community has evolved.

John & Kait’s V8 Engine Restoration is going full throttle

And in some sort of even more whacked reality, Woody Boater is kinda part of the norm. ugh! It’s so much more fun being the disrupter.

Reuben Smith’s Tumblehome Boatshop. Reuben -Left- is a great guy and knows his craft!

So, you may be off my radar. We still use that word? GET OFF MY LAWN.. Okay, I am back. Anyway you crazy kids, I want to feature you, and let the geezer crowd know you are here and kill’n it. Not us, but the quality of work.


There are some great companies out there. Today no links, But we will be featuring as many of you as we can find. My eye site is getting bad.. UGH. Send me your link don’t be the “missing link”

11 replies
  1. Syd
    Syd says:

    Forty plus years ago and for many years to follow I remember being the young kid at the shows and regattas. Sometimes it still feels that way

  2. Syd
    Syd says:

    I should also add that then it was our daughters who were the young ones the first shows for both of them they were still inside their mother. They still get reminded of that at shows sometimes. Two great kids and they both love the old boats

  3. Syd
    Syd says:

    One of my favorite shots. They are the two on the left. Dock crew taking a break watching for next boat to assist leaving or returning to dock.

  4. Jeffrey Martinson
    Jeffrey Martinson says:

    Ditto what Syd says. I’m still one of two or three “young” guys in my group and have been for 15 years. They’ve been fantastic at mentoring us, but it’s time for us to have our own students and there just aren’t any. That’s gotta change at some point, though, and I’m excited to hear what Matt’s found regarding younger involvement in the hobby.

  5. Capt. Cranky
    Capt. Cranky says:

    Best day ever…old Lyman…youngest kid…long slow boat ride through the islands with her at the controls.

  6. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    I was one of the younger ones when Woodyboater started. Then all of a sudden I went from 39 to 80. I don’t remember what happened, but then again I don’t remember much of anything anymore.

  7. Tuobanur
    Tuobanur says:

    Final stages of prepping back in 2013, my granddaughter helping, her eyes are a lot better than mind, getting rid of any remaining pencil marks.

  8. Mark in da U P
    Mark in da U P says:

    I can’t think about young people in the Wooden Boat world, without thinking about my son Ben. He is a very passionate Woody boater. He now owns a Penn Yan, and a Lyman. With a little help from me. He does all his own restoration work.

  9. Andreas Jordahl Rhude
    Andreas Jordahl Rhude says:

    I was young when I started – here I am looking at the family boat like I want to get in and do some work rather than pose for a photo. I’m on the far right. I’m sorta old now but we still have the boat in the clan

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