|WHY I STARTED THE COMMUNITY CENTER & THE BOARDS
I started this all the forums to give folks a chance to connect &
talk about vintage hydroplanes & raceboats. These boards are about
sharing information. Caution - during your visits, you may just rekindle
old friendships or start new ones.
WHAT CAN I POST
If it was built to race on water and has a motor, our boards are here
for discussions of that. I donít care what you post as long as itís in
the proper section. Topics can include such things as - restoration tips
& advice, historical inquiries of the boats, drivers, owners or the
crews, past races or upcoming events, posting photos & videos, stuff
for sale & needed.....whatever comes to your mind. Even topics about
what the current race boats are up to are welcome.
A FEW SIMPLE RULES
...and it almost goes without saying, but NO pornography or racist posts.
It's a shame I even have to go here........but here it is:
NO cheap shots, personal attacks, fighting.
Sign you post with your REAL name. (We like to know who we're talking to).
NO discussions about any past (or future) transactions on boats or boat
I know that some of the boat folks can be very spirited people & as
such will disagree, please just don't let it get out of hand. If you start
trouble, the entire thread will be vaporized. This is not my forum, it's
OUR forum! Cause trouble, you're out, plain & simple.
Moderation is simple. I reserve the right to edit anything at my discretion.
Please THINK before you post. I've seen too many good boards go downhill
because of postings of misunderstandings & hurt feelings. I will not
allow postings by trouble-makers. And we all know when someone starts to
become the self-appointed, ill-mannered, know-it-all whoís main goal is
to criticize, fight & cause trouble.
These boards are NOT the place to discuss your displeasure with the APBA
or CBF Vintage & Historic representatives or the rules that get made
& enforced. If you do not like what the organizations are doing, the
proper way to get things changed is to become a member and work to fix
the things you are opposed to. Your best bet is to try to change things
by having discussions directly with the V&H chairmans and/or the regional
reps or ANY vintage boat organization for that matter.
There is lots of styles of raceboats. We know that folks who owned, raced
or drove the different types of raceboats sometimes didn't like the other
folks and/or their boats. I.E. - flatbottom folks didn't like the hydroplane
folks, or vice versa, or off-shore or outboards...or whatever kind of race
boat. Although our boards have leaned towards the inboards (and mostly
hydroplanes) side of the fence, we like & admire & tolerate all
types of fast water transportation....(well, with the exception of maybe,
one...those tricycle pedal boats. We hate those things!)
If you have something to sell, boats or parts, feel free to post in the
proper section. If you're not interested in what someone posted for sale,
just go on to the next post. Please don't go on a tirade... it's not your
job. I don't mind people sellin' their stuff, advertising their shop, talents,
even shirts, decals, buttons, etc., but if that's the only reason you post
here & you're not contributing, I'm probably gonna delete your posts.
Sorry, but our sponsors pay BIG money to
bring you and keep these boards an advertising free zone.
Lastly, kids are our future and are welcome here and should never be
subjected to improper language & or behavior.....and the rest of us
shouldnít be subjected to it either. If you think
you canít abide by these few simple rules...............then just
SO NOW WITH THE 'DRIVERS MEETING' OUT OF THE WAY.....LET'S HAVE SOME
Feel free to join right in. No one will ridicule or flame you just
because you are new here or just for asking a simple question. We're all
here to learn, share & have a good time. You don't need to join or
LOG in to do so. These are public boards!
But if you would like to post
photos via photobucket (or most any other photosharing website) into
if you want to have some editing capabilities with your post, joining
& logging in to Network54 (our board's host)
will give you some of those.
Thanks for reading through this.
webmaster - The Vintage
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