With many of our boats about to turn 100 years old, they have no doubt lived a very full life, and of course along the way have had little “touches” done that over time become how it always was. The fog of change. Well, there is a very sound reason why as the factory built the boat HULL CARD etc is so important. Its like a reboot, clearing the Cache of its history. Unplugging and plugging back in so to speak. And for many boats, restoring it back to “original” saves the boat. After all, the second a dealer adds something, its no longer factory built.
Also by judging this way, it reenforces the factory documentation process. Which is in a way the birth certificate of the boat. If your utility now identifies as a racer, well, thats fine, and have fun. But, if you want to have it “judged” well then. Okay this is getting a bit metaphorical in an area that.. Okay, I am just going to say. No Judgements, unless you want to be judged.
Here is the point of todays story. If you want to be judged. Then there needs to be something to judge by. The laws of the land, and sea, and parking lot, and dock. If your dealer installed a large duck on your boat? Well.. you be the judge.