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Monday May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

a) Get your Captain’s licence and b) know your boat’s correct classification:
For anyone interested in obtaining their Captain’s Licence, the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, is offering an intensive program to help you along the way. See  the info below.
ABM is hosting an OUPV and Master’s Captain’s course
Date: June 3-16 
Class Times: 6-10p (weekdays), 8:30a-5:30p (weekends)
Registration for this course must be done through The Captain’s School
Phone: (239) 549-0271 Toll Free: (877) 435-3187
b) Would you know how to classify the boat in the photo above, or your own boat? According to the Antique and Classic Boat Society, the categories below apply:
Historic: A boat built up to, and including 1918
Antique: A boat built between 1919 and 1942, inclusive
Classic: A boat built between 1943 and 1975, inclusive
These age classifications apply to both boats and motors
Early contemporary: A wooden boat built between 1976 and the year 25 prior to the current year.
Late contemporary: A wooden boat built within the last 25 years.
Editor’s notes:
 a) These classifications likely apply to the owners of wooden boats, based on the same vintages!
b) The authors neglected the Hysteric time period: that short period of historical time when an owner receives the bill for restoration work undertaken on his/her “woody”.

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