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* Classic Boating Magazine salutes fiberglass boats, Sept/October 2011

September 14 2011 at 6:14 PM
Paul  (no login)

Anyone who has been around this forum for very long has undoubtedly seen our front page with a reference to Classic Boating Magazine.
In case you have not, here is that lin

Last night I was suprised to see an article I wrote 4 years ago for Classic Boating, appear in this latest edition! I honestly just about
fell out of my chair. Today I called Norm Wangard and thanked him for doing such a nice job, and we got a chance to talk about antique and
classic boating in general, and how the hobby is endangered due to a normal attritiion rate on older wood boats, and an attrition rate on
ourselves too. Classic Boating has always given good coverage to fiberglass boats, and basically ALL boats from wood, metal, fiberglass,
regardless of brand, but today in 2011 it is a real boost because there is a quiet "revolution" of sorts, with the appreciation factor for
these classic fiberglass Chris Craft boats increasing at a much faster rate than ever before.

Here is the article hot off the press, for your reading enjoyment. If you are an avid classic boater, regardless of the marque you subscribe
to, you should really consider getting on the mailing list for this bi-monthly publication. Their attention to quality is remarkable, except
for the fact of course, that they let me in, ha!

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See the next 5 pages in the next posting..........................................

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