I noticed the other day that somehow I own 4 decades of boats. As in a 1968, 1958, 1948, and 1937 but they made the same boat in 1938. Would have been cool if it was a 1938.. It’s interesting to see the evolution and enjoyment that each bring.
We refer to our boats as Pre War and Post War. But there are really more undefined ways to think of our boats. Pre Mass Production, and Mass Produced, Transition Boats, those boats made when fiberglass was starting to come into the world.
Color boats, when designers were bored with boats all being the same varnish color.
The car years.. different lessons learned with safety and boats being used a lot. Also sales, what sold. no point in making a fantastic boat if it doesn’t sell. We see this in new car lots today. Silver and black, grey boring box cars sell. oh sure the lime green Camaro will be worth more in later years but right now its concreted to the showroom floor.
Then there is bow design, it seems like we went from a dead drop cut in the 20’s and 30’s with a softening in the fourties to a just round soft bow in the late 40’s and into the 50’s and then back to a sharp bow with a slight flair as the decade of Woodys Came to a sad end.
And now the 1960’s which seem to just blend into the late 1970’s