From time to time here at Woody Boater we dive into topics that cause some great debate, plastic vs wood is one of those debates. With classic plastic becoming more and more popular out there it has to be talked about. This same issue is being talked about behind the scenes at shows and the ACBS. Our wonderful debate can shed a light on how folks feel. In a sense Woody Boater sometimes can act as a focus group for the passion of classic boating. Your feelings can be heard and studied by the folks trying to make choices for the future of the passion of classic boating. The debate can point of many things. Like we found out yesterday that most of us that have some cool woody, also have some sort of classic plastic. It’s the art of it that we like. BUT, there are lots of other places out there that talk about plastic, and we talk woodyness. The wonderment of wood, the glow of its intoxicating varnish wrap. The feel of how wood rides and feels to the touch. The way wood absorbs and retains the years of joy it has lived. Wood is life! Plastic is plastic. Don’t get me wrong. I love the design of some of the plastic boats. LOVE! But its the design, not the spirit. But I am not the final say, never have been and never would suggest that I am. But to our readers, we will always focus on the joy of mahogany, but we sure believe that great design is great design and will always feature what floats our boat. And these days, classic plastic needs to be a part of it.