It’s common knowledge that our beloved antique and classic boats fall into two categories. Pre War and Post War. The war being WWII, the big one, the one to end all wars. Maybe we won the battle on that idea.. Anyway.. It dawned on me last night while trying to figure out what we could talk about today, or this weekend that hasn’t been covered before. PT Boats, Landing crafts. So it hit me.. Is there an official date, day, specific time when a boat is a pre war or post war? And, who decided that? Is it an ACBS judging thing? Is the term Antique which is the designated term for pre war make sense VS Classic which is the term for post war..
With fiberglass classic being introduced into our world, does this all still make sense.. Should they be classified as during wood and post wood. I really don’t know. But thought if you are not out on a boat this weekend, you pathetic thing, then you may want to argue with some one on Woody Boater over the semantics of names! And so it goes.