If you get caught up in the gossip and drama behind the scenes of the ACBS, you may have heard that membership is up. Which is a fantastic sign and proof that the new acceptance of fiberglass, new website and new blood on the board of Directors is working. This is huge news for us all who have been questioning the perception that the “Hobby” is shrinking.
Now, and this is just an observation, we can no longer judge the success the interest of the Classic Boat Hobby with Boat Show attendance, or other traditional ways. We would also say despite what we just said here, that Club membership is the measurement of the hobby. We still believe that in fact, as a hobby, it could still be shrinking, but as a culture, and lifestyle is where it’s growing. Classic boating is more than just owning a classic boat. Its about how you live with it, use it and the family and friends that share that with you. And that is feeling like its growing, and if that grows, membership to clubs and attendance at fun new events will also see growth. Our hats are off to the amazing folks at all the events and clubs for shifting, changing and trying new things. Its working! Now stop reading this dribble and get your boat ready to get out there. Its almost summer..ish. OK its supposed to be 45 degrees here this weekend. Maybe I will take up Milk Bottle Collecting….
Yes there is such a thing. Click HERE Dear god, you know they are having some issues. Those dam bottles were only made for a certain amount of years, and they were made of glass, now plastic… OHHHH nooooooo maybe we are all Milk Bottle collectors. Maybe that’s how people see us. Maybe there is a website called GlasyMilker and they are now doing a story on obscure hobbies like classic boating, and so some idiots actually collect BOATS.. what a bunch of idiots..
Oh nooooo! Wait, there are folks still out there trying to keep Milkmen going HERE, there is hope, wait, this is actually kinda cool. Maybe its about the delivery of Milk, the concept that’s cool, not the way bottles are made of either glass or plastic. maybe there is a Milkman Culture. mmmmmmmm What the? I fell into a spell right there. i need a sniff of varnish. All will be OK.. Just a sniff! Right? Right? If you havnt joined the ACBS, or the Chris Craft Antique Boat Club yet, OR Renewed your membership. Do it today! Before your milk expires.