If you are into the restoration of your classic boat, you have no doubt noticed that each part is a work of art unto itself. While restoring Sylvia our 1941 Chris Craft Barrel Back, I recall thinking that even the exhaust pipe was beautiful.
A huge copper pipe bent and how that nice copper looked with the Brass and varnish, bilge color.
It was all thought through. In a way our beloved Woody Boats are like small galleries of art parts. We have done stories on cleats and how each element of there design flowed into the over all design of the boat.
Not so the case today with mass produced boats, or cars, or heck, anything. But back in the day when all designs started with a pencil sketch, such small detailed designs were standard, and how JR designers grew up in the company.
With classic boats, or just boats back in the day, we imagine that design would play an equal part to function. The battles internally must have been epic. But, we are talking about boating, not a car. Boating is something you want to do, its driven more by emotion, rather than function. Sure, there were boxy functional boats back then. But pleasure craft were a design choice.
So each and every detail had an artist perspective. And that is one of the many wonderful things that Woody Boating is all about. Got an art part you want to show. Today is the day for your part to shine. Your BOAT part just to be VERY clear!