Dear Ebay, What The Hell? You Are Destroying Classic Boating!
So in my never ending ebay stalking I clicked on one my search terms. “Classic Boats” And look what comes up as the first three samples. That’s right. Pontoon boats. WTF? I knew this would happen. It all started with that seemingly dumb over-site on the Brass Bell cover and now that infection has gone to an algorithm on Ebay. Next when you google classic boats, pontoon boats will be there and then, guess what. Its over. The term Classic boats will no longer define us. Poof, like many other terms that meant one thing back in the day and now take on a new meaning. And there is NO WAY IN HELL, I will be defined or labeled in the same breath as a dam beer can of a pontoon boat. Nope, not gonna do it.
Does this effect the ACBS? Does it now stand for The Antique And Pontoon Boat Society? It does now. And I am sure Paul will chime in here with some multi syllable words expouting how accepting pontoon boats is welcoming. And then the Classic Boat Apocalypse will have officially happened. The slippery slope of a definition will have run the term Classic Boats into the cesspool of ordinariness. See I can use multi syllable words as well. I cant spell them, but that’s just a detail.
So whats the solution? Well, the term classic is a timeless word defining anything that has stood through the chasm of flashy fads. So term is timeless and stands for certain things that have aged well. And to be fair, pontoon boats have started to do that. But it now competes with our passion in a sense. Are they in there? When you now say I am a classic boater, you are in a sense saying cool speed boats, yes, not trawlers, rowboats and most assuredly not pontoon boats. Is it time for a new term?
HELL YA! may we recommend the term.. Woody Boater! And so my world domination plan now starts to take shape. We now have an app, hats, shirts, FLAG, and one day. THE WORLD! The the water parts, and places that like boat houses.. With old family restaurants and bars. Just that part. And to think this all started with the Antique and Pontoon Boat Society dropping us!
Matt, I’m glad we are only 10’ish from Tavares. You need a vacation!
HAHAHAHAHAH! NO SHIP!
It is the Antique and Classic Pontoon Society. ACPS has no plans to merge with ACBS or WoddyBoater. The plan is to absorb and transform them.
We are ACPS. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
Did a Ebay boats search of “Woody Boater” and nothing came up. Better talk to your friends at Ebay and fix that.
Search “Vintage boat” and jet skis are included. Are we doomed?
Hell, “paddle boards” are now officially “Vessels” according to the U. S. Coastguard….wonders never cease….
Ugh. That paves the way for regulation & taxation.
All I know is that if someone buys a $60,000 used pontoon over a classic 1969 Chris Craft Ski Boat for $12,000, they need to have their head examined.
How about this. Would this be a classic wooden pontoon boat. Or just a floating duck hunting lodge?
Well, it is parked next to the firewood pile.
Getting a little sideways today!
This is ALL the proof I need that “Classic Pontoon Boats” do exist!
Classic PWC’s also!
The meltdown continues!
Absolutely horrifying header (no matter what Rabbit says). Sign of the apocalypse?
Those aren’t boats; they’re floating docks with a motor.
They will always be called “S**t-toons” in my book. (Rhymes with spit-toon) Hate em. Can’t stand em.
Someone needs to go down into the bowels of Ebay and slap a few heads back into reality. Classic pontoon? Please.
What about antique and classic bass boats? You must be all inclusive in the day and age and use the proper pronoun. I don’t know the proper pronoun but I’ve got a few adjectives and expletives to describe the situation.
Well, at least no stupid trawlers surfaced — classic or otherwise!
So many directions I could go with this discussion; however, still on vacation, thus looking forward to further chat at Tavares!
Looking forward to seeing all my “classic” (classy) friends…