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So many questions, we thought we'd define exactly what a "FiberGlassic" is.  There's lots of definitions out there these days so we thought we'd settle it once and for all.


We define FiberGlassic as  a Classic Fiberglass Boat designed and built from  the  50’s through  the early 70’s..  Our goal is to promote the restoration and enjoyment of these unique craft!.

 
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Re:Just what is a "FiberGlassic"
Dec 04 2012 22:39:44
littlefin; robert-lorigan; Chuck in Cinncinnati; thetudor,

Agreed.
(I had the sad distinction, in 1998, of closing up what I believe was the last WWI Barracks of The American Legion. - About 4 months after their last member passed away of old age, we had a memorial service for the former members of the barracks, returned the Barracks Charter to American Legion HQ & then we reverently burned the Barracks flag. The "Last Man Bottle" of French brandy was given to the county history museum, as there was no member to drink it in memory of his comrades-in-arms.)

ImVho, we should set some number of years of age for Glassic boats, rather than cutting them off with the 1960s, lest we oldtimers to the hobby "age-out" & the next generation of restorers will have little that they can afford to restore.
(I would hate for this to become a rich guy's hobby, as MUCH of the old cars have. = I can remember when you could buy a NICE/original Model A Delux Roadster for 500.oo.)

just my opinion, satx
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Re:Just what is a "FiberGlassic"
Dec 03 2013 16:40:36
ACBS moved up the cutoff for a "Classic" from 1968 to 1975 not too long ago. I agree that to keep things going, the date has to periodically change to attract new enthusiasts. I don't have nearly as much interest in the 50's boats as I do the 60's, because that's what I grew up with, and I'm 61.

The 1974 MFG above is very nice, in my eyes. My first boat was a used 1979 15' tri-hull Rinkerbuilt (Rinker) with 55hp Evinrude. Did all kinds of things with that boat. Heck. I even had a tiny 1991 6' Buffalo Mini Boat (made out of ABS plastic) for a time.

But my heart is with the 60's boats.
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