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by Bill Basler
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Boat Buzz Banner
Replies: 21
Views: 6193

Ha, James. Sometimes I post 'em as I get 'em. Sometimes, I anally adjust horizons to level. And yes, sometimes I have been known to push things totally off of level for composition, or to better fill a Bell cover.

You caught me on this one.
by Bill Basler
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Boat Buzz Banner
Replies: 21
Views: 6193

Jack, I feel your pain. It got down to 4 degrees the night before last. We in the midst of a heatwave at 30 today.
by Bill Basler
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: New Boat Buzz Banner
Replies: 21
Views: 6193

Al, this one is from a few years back. Razzmatazz on Lake Tahoe, courtesy of Jerry Turney.
by Bill Basler
Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Boat Buzz Will Be Down for Maintentance in 20 Minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Down and back up. Thank you.
by Bill Basler
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Boat Buzz Will Be Down for Maintentance in 20 Minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Boat Buzz Will Be Down for Maintentance in 20 Minutes

I need to take care of some routine server maintenance on the Boat Buzz server. I will do this in about 20 minutes. Buzz will be down only for about 5-10 minutes.
by Bill Basler
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: 2011 Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Financial Documentation
Replies: 51
Views: 4880

David, as with all things there is more than one side to every story. I told everyone in a prior post that I had just moved an entire office. I told you I would post the returns when I can lay my hands on them. Please give me a chance and respect that. Better yet, give me a call. I am more than will...
by Bill Basler
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: 2011 Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Financial Documentation
Replies: 51
Views: 4880

Frank, thank you. A registered member here on Boat Buzz refers to paying members and some complimentary situations where we offer just Boat Buzz access. One such example is that we offer Boat Buzz access to a group of students at McPherson College who are part of a vintage motor vehicle restoration ...
by Bill Basler
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Spring and Summer Brass Bells
Replies: 1
Views: 3762

Spring and Summer Brass Bells

Avid participants on Boat Buzz will have read in depth about the challenges that we are facing with Brass Bell production. I will be sending an email out as soon as I can to all Club membership about getting the Bells back on track. recent events have pulled me off of that, as I have had to tend to ...
by Bill Basler
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: Spring and Summer Brass Bells
Replies: 19
Views: 2648

Spring and Summer Brass Bells

Given the recent events here, I am falling behind on all tasks that I thought I would be handling this weekend, namely getting an email out to all club members announcing the Summer Brass Bell. The Spring issue is printed, and the Summer issue is at the printer now. I am now moving forward with the ...
by Bill Basler
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: 2011 Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Financial Documentation
Replies: 51
Views: 4880

I also mentioned a Bob Speltz Antique & Classic Boat Society, Inc. presentation above. I am posting a link to this presentation here, as it has a bit of information about our history, our growth, etc. There is also a specific example cited in this presentation about a question posed by a non member ...
by Bill Basler
Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: 2011 Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Financial Documentation
Replies: 51
Views: 4880

Hopatcong Buddy, yes there is more. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Another example that I will show this morning, now that I have gotten a bit of sleep is the type of effort that goes into researching grants, building bridges to other organizations which offer such grants and then following th...
by Bill Basler
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

Please see the newly formed "Club Business" section under General on the Boat Buzz main page.
by Bill Basler
Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Business
Topic: 2011 Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Financial Documentation
Replies: 51
Views: 4880

2011 Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Financial Documentation

All members: If you have been attentive on Boat Buzz over the last several months, you know that we have been going through some tough times. The positive discussion turned into negative banter by just a few of our members. I cannot express how this has felt to be on the receiving end of these comme...
by Bill Basler
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

David: I will follow your advice. I have recently moved our club office. I need to find that file and when I do I will scan the 990s and post. Until then, I am concentrating this weekend on getting an email out to all of you with a link to download the Spring and Summer issues. Spring is printed and...
by Bill Basler
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

You will receive an email about the Brass Bell tomorrow. The latest issue is really nice.
by Bill Basler
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

Mark...sadly, it's about two dollars. Anything less and they will protest.
by Bill Basler
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

Again, I need to absorb this all. I certainly knew that Terry's letter was coming. Gary, we do talk and have considerable respect for each other. AS for Brian? He is an awesome individual...the most knowledgable I have ever met within this niche, and a good friend. As for Don Ayers? Our relationship...
by Bill Basler
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part I. Please tell us what you think, ASAP
Replies: 31
Views: 17551

Al is correct. If you login via your club username and password, you are demonstrating that you are a member. Anyone...member, or otherwise...who is not logged in, is a guest.
by Bill Basler
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

I have been reading this thread continuously, and have been agonizing over how to respond. Much of what is presented here is good banter. I am, of course, just fine with all of that. I do feel we have collected enough information to take to our other club officers and to make a definitive decision. ...
by Bill Basler
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

by Bill Basler
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part I. Please tell us what you think, ASAP
Replies: 31
Views: 17551

by Bill Basler
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

Al, you are recalling right, in fact we could probably find some early discussions here on Boat Buzz where we wrestled over this exact issue. Aside from being protective of what is "ours" as members, I guess we have to take a broader look at what we are doing that has a positive impact on the hobby....
by Bill Basler
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part I. Please tell us what you think, ASAP
Replies: 31
Views: 17551

Al, in light of all of the discussion about putting all topics on lock down, I tested this this morning by making all Boat Buzz categories visible, but the actual topics hidden unless a user logs in. This had the unforeseen effect of breaking the topic posts feature on our home page and on Woodyboat...
by Bill Basler
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Looking for Pre-War "Chris-Craft" Artwork for Prin
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Or the often seen Christ-Craft. Ha. Well, you may notice that the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club does not use any form of the Chris-Craft logo, as such. We use an element that is derivative, the two flying Martlets which were one single element of the pre war crest. The tip font that we use for the C...
by Bill Basler
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Looking for Pre-War "Chris-Craft" Artwork for Prin
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

John, I do, but I worked with Chris-Craft directly to allow us to produce what we have. In other words, we have been authorized by Chris-Craft to sue the logo for our specific needs. The pre war Chris-Craft logo is an asset of Chris-Craft Corporation. You might want to think twice, as they could ste...
by Bill Basler
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part I. Please tell us what you think, ASAP
Replies: 31
Views: 17551

Matt, this is good input followed by a good question. I don't think we can necessarily tie this Brass Bell poll directly back to the other poll about dues value. I am merely trying to gauge where everyone is at in their wants. There is no question that doing more cannot cost less. There are multiple...
by Bill Basler
Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

I will respond quickly (??) here, with a more in-depth response this evening. 1. The Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club is a 501(c)(3) organization. Nothing has changed on this status for many years,. 2. The Club does have a board of directors. Modifications to this board are being made at this time. 3. ...
by Bill Basler
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

Non-members can view Boat Buzz posts, but they cannot respond, nor can they post new topics. This is a privilege of membership. As for the Hull Registry, non-members can view boat info—this helps grow interest via education. A non-member cannot, however, see anything relating to who owns the boat, w...
by Bill Basler
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part I. Please tell us what you think, ASAP
Replies: 31
Views: 17551

Jim and John, I suspect you both speak the truth here. Based on the responses I receive daily via other means, I know how appreciated the printed Bell is. See my last post on this three just this morning.

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... &start=121

Cast your votes!
by Bill Basler
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: From the Club
Topic: Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related
Replies: 100
Views: 47359

Membership Poll, Part II. Dues Increase Related

First read the last posts on this thread:

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... &start=121

Please give me your thoughts relative to dues.