I was on the phone yesterday with Bill Basler for about an hr, and we were reminiscing about when and why Woody Boater started and the way it worked WITH the CCABC. You may be surprised by our family connection.
Originally the Boat Buzz was an email chain. A question would be asked and then there would be an answer from some experts. No facebook opinions from all sorts of sources. The email was to and for Club members. I will add, I kinda stepped into it from time to time with Jokes. WHHHHHHAAAAATTTTT? Me? Well, that’s how Woody Boater started. A place for humor and lifestyle and the Boat Buzz was created for technical support, along with the Archives and so on. It was a partnership that completed a much needed loop.
Woody Boater is like the original People Section in TIME Magazine, which blossomed into PEOPLE MAGAZINE BTW. This is why Woody Boater is more Lifestyle and sillyness. Sillieness? WTH? Anyway.
Fast forward to 2020 and The CCABC has moved into a bizarre area. Its lost its reason for living, and the technical digital side was never updated. The archive is kinda dead, and the boat buzz.. well, a sad shell of what it was designed to be. Even the the Brass Bell has lost its luster. Its a sad shell of what it was. Sorry to all of you reading this that care. As a designer of 40 years experience, I see small things that kill me. PRESS CHECKS PLEASE!!!!!! Trust me I care more. The Brass Bell, and Boat Buzz are…were part of Woody Boaters family. And we need each other to keep the passion going. Trust me this is killing me to write this.
To all at the CCABC, YOU HAVE ONE JOB! ONE! UNO, etc. Factual information about Chris Craft boats. Period. If you loose that, you will loose it all. As in membership, and a reason to be. PLEASE! Fix the crap, focus on the technical stuff. Be focused. Any money you have should be spent on that. NOTHING ELSE. The design wrappings of it all were a bonus extra given to all by the design eye of Basler. But without the technical part. Its just a beautifully wrapped gift of air.
Okay, now that I have pissed off all my friends. WAKE UP. I CARE, I AM NOT SHEEP. MORE LIKE AN MULE.. Or ASS if you are so inclined.