Tomorrow we celebrate the new year, 2018 and here at WoodyBoater a special day of independence. For it is the day that we remove the ACBS International Banner. Now you may wonder why removing an ad banner is some sort of revolution. Seems rather silly, but it’s far deeper than that for us. For some reason, for years, we here at WoodyBoater wanted to impress the ACBS, like parents. We were proud to be part of the family, and were always careful to respect our fellow Classic Boaters, after all we all want the same thing. We supported the ACBS and they supported us.
But a funny thing happened when they dropped us as a sponsor. I thought at first, OUCH, A Business decision. A Vote. What did we do wrong? But, instead a wave of freedom washed over us here and we felt free again to have fun. It’s a funny thing really, and not really the ACBS’s fault, like parents, I suppose it was more internal, and a desire to please those that have done so much before us.We respect and admire the ACBS.
But times have changed, and so have we. We can all get brother and sisterhood now with the click of a button for free. Freedom from rules, formal meetings and bureaucracy. Much like our forefathers felt back in the 1700’s and to be fair, in the 1970’s when the ACBS started. So starting tomorrow we will be introducing a NEW WORLD for all our Classic Boat family. We are scared, nervous and excited all at the same time. But, what is life all about if you can’t take chances, and have fun while doing it. Our community needs diverse ways to enjoy our passion. Some want a formal society, and some want to be a pirate. And that is what will make us a better culture together. VIVE LA Difference, VIVE LA Liberte, And Vive YOU!