Today is a day we all remember, even if we were lucky enough to not be there. A day that lives in infamy. Strange how things evolve in the most obscure ways. Like our little niche of Antique and Classic boats. Buy the way, this is merely a classification from the ACBS, one could argue, that its just pre war and post war, or hand built to mass produced. Or pre Philips head. It’s also possible to divide the boats by style and influence from a design perspective, which actually may be a more correct dividing line. Style change dramatically after the war, and our boomer parents wanted to just go boating after a crap fest of 5 years or so. Yes I know it ended in 1945. And its hard to find 1942-1946 boats that were not all used for the war effort.
But for tor today’s discussion is Dec 7th also an official line in the sandpaper? Seems like most stuff built in the soft area of 41 and 42 is left over stuff , and 46 is kinda left over stuff. So, and you can see it in the designs. 1947 is when stuff really got a different look.
Regardless of this niche thing, we do remember, we thank, and we treasure all our service men and women who fought and fight for our ability to be ourselves. Misspellings and all!