Jr. Woody Boaters? No I Am Not Talking About 50 Year Olds!

Here is a fun story from fellow Woody Boaters At Smith Mountain Lake.

Youth Judging is a new activity for ACBS this year. Smith Mountain Lake was one of the first chapters to participate and by all measurable standards this new program was an unqualified success. The idea is to educate and train young boys and girls regarding the history, restoration and preservation of antique and classic boats. The program was developed and is sponsored by Hagerty Classic Boat Insurance. Each young judge was given a short brief on how to evaluate a boat, issued a special hat and shirt, and given a clipboard complete with judging sheets and guidelines. Then it was off to the docks to select their Best of Show as determined by the Youth Judges. Pictured above are 12 Youth Judges reviewing one of their candidates during the 19th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Antique and Classic Boat Show. The group was under the watchful eye of (L-R) Cindy Okeson, Sherie Rieth and Marilyn Cusumano.Photo by Ted Pratt Photography
9 replies
  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Wasn't it Hitler who said "Give me the minds of the young and I'll have their hearts forever"? Who knew Hitler was a WoodyBoater!

  2. WoodyBoater
    WoodyBoater says:

    Wow, you have discovered it! This is really a secret society up from Chili. Little did they know we would discover this so fast! Actually, Lenin, the Red Guard, Jesus, and yes Paster Rick Warren have also used this model… Wait, you can include every parent on the planet, teacher and now the ACBS. We are all a secret society with a single focused mission. Getting our lazy ass kids to help sand and varnish our boats… Happy Sunday..

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Hitler associacted with wood boats is something I did not expect. That is a U boat I would like to see torpedoed.

  4. WoodyBoater
    WoodyBoater says:

    These comments always fascinate me and the connections that folks make. I do find it interesting though that Hitler and wwII are tied into antique and classic boats, since we call them pre war and post war. or Antique being pre war and post war are classics. We can also see massive construction differences in how our boats were made. All because of a lunatic in Germany at the time. Sometimes wars can create huge advancements in production.

  5. Rick
    Rick says:

    If you use plywood you need the good stuff. I don't think there are any Broadwater boats left out there. They tended to delaminate in water. Was probably good for the Coast Guard budget talks though as they could point out how many rescues they preformed. lol.

  6. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Great photo. My boys Coleman and Jacob are the 2 on the left, front row. They enjoyed judging and it really got them into it. That was the best part of the show for them.

    Scott in Richmond

  7. Capt. Jim Shotwell
    Capt. Jim Shotwell says:

    Thanks for the coverage of ACBS's "Youth Development Program". I have sent information and photos for a Story on some of the other things we do for the youth in our hobby. Thanks and all the best. Capt. Jim Shotwell, Chairman, ACBS Youth Development Committee

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