wbeaton wrote:What I’ve learned from all this is that Chris Scratch has been trying to ruin the club for as long as I’ve been a member.
Garry in Tampa wrote:In my opinion a lot depends on the motor and not the year. The very first outboards were "Row Boat Motors". Heavy sand cast monsters that were still better than rowing. A revolution in the early '20s saw lighter faster motors which I call "Antiques". These still had the heavy sand cast Iron cylinders and some were built until 1951. Johnson started Die casting in the late '30s and motors got lighter. The true change to the Classic happened when Johnson and Scott Atwater introduced the full F-N-R gear shift in 1950. In my opinion The next revolution happened when electronic ignition took over in the 1970s. I call these later motors Modern Classics. And yes - I am an Antique . . .
labrador guy wrote:No reason to get excited here we can talk listen and learn! Punchbug you bring up a good point. A row boat motor needs to be judged against a standard, for that particular motor. It should be judged at how close it comes to that standard. If there happens to be a Wizard in the same class it would be judged against a Wizard's standard. Winner determined by inconsistencies to the standard. Kinda like a dog show, a beagle and a greyhound same class much different animal. They are judged and a winner is determined then all winners (from all classes) compete for best in show.
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