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    17th Annual La Conner Classic Boat and Car Show

    That's right! The La Conner Classic is back again and this year they are really trying to make it better for those of us with boats on trailers.

    I received this update from Heather Carter at the La Conner Chamber of Commerce:

    "This year the “Boats on Trailer” (BOT) will be limited to the display of your classic fiberglass or wood boats (make before 1979)
    > Please no “For Sale” signage
    > All BOT must pre-register – no day of applicants will be accepted
    > Due to space, you will need to park your BOT in the assigned lot and then find additional parking off site for your vehicle.
    > You do have the opportunity to have your boat launched and moored on the F dock during show hours for no additional fee.
    Arrangement for this must be made by Monday, July 24th.

    This year’s show is Saturday August 5th"


    I have attached the registration form as well as the official flyer!! Mark your calendars! "Tupperware" and I will hopefully be back to defend our people's choice award honors and I am trying to get some of the ACBS folks to bring their trailer boats out to the show.
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    Hey,Brian, great info and thanks for attaching the form and poster. That's an interesting development assigning specific spaces as in years past it's been first come on the parking of boats. We definitely benefitted when Clint was the trailer boat co-ordinator as the spaces were organized by boat type usually and he knew where owners wanted to cluster their boats. Hopefully the organizer this year will adopt some reasoning for how the boats will "fit in" and parking won't be a traffic jam. Last year the person doing the registration and parking direction was quite clueless on the logistics of detaching trailers from trucks. Seemed to think it was more important to fill out forms than get vehicles unloaded and out of the way. Should go smoother with pre-registration.
    Rumor has it Clint may be getting two cents in on the display of BOTs this year.
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    Great photo Bruce, I really dig the line up pics!

    If all goes as planned, I'll be able to register just in time. If the plan is temporarily set back, then it will be next year.
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    Great if you can make the show, Kelly. As we'd discussed ( maybe even last year ?)
    It's great to see boat projects in process - perfect "trailer queens" are few, and we'd always prided on the concept that the boats were "used on the water"-regularly !
    A few years ago I showed the boat there with an incomplete transom, no engine, to show work in progress. Learned some details from John Nelson, progress !

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    One thing I learned from attending car and ACBS shows is the presentation and history boards for the vehicles on display. Generally showing a before image or
    two of the item and showing the brochure of your year of boat gives viewers a neat perspective. Progress shots of a restoration. Personalizing your ownership of the item helps as well. Places/lakes you've taken it, etc. Add graphics from the era. Lots of ways of having fun with presentation...,,,

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