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Re: What do you think about starting a Pacific Seacraft Owner's Association?
First of all, you deserve kudos for your initiative in getting the ball rolling on the formation of an association for owners of Pacific Seacraft vessels, and all the effort that you have individually put into its creation.
With regard to running down all of the PSC owners, please keep in mind that all of the Flickas and PSC 25s, as well as a lot of the Dana’s (design LOA 27’3’’) are not capable of being documented due to regulatory requirements, i.e., 27’ OAL and 4 tons weight minimum displacement; they may constitute an “invisible” class of prospective members. Moreover, there are more than a few PSC owners in Europe, particularly the UK, not to mention those in who are out there actually cruising.
Our suggestion is that someone (we would be happy to volunteer to do so) draft a brief paragraph as a press release for submission to magazines/periodicals such as Latitudes & Attitudes, Good Old Boat, Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Spinsheet (Chesapeake Bay), Latitude 38 (San Francisco Bay/Northern Calif), The Log (Southern California), and 48 North (Seattle/Pacific North West), as well as the Seven Seas Cruising Association, to inform readers that a PSC Owners’ Association is being formed in the United States.
Additionally, it is suggested that if we can get enough participating members, that Steve and Reid Brodie be petitioned for recognition of the Association by the factory and that we request that a link to the Association’s forum be placed on their website, as well as the web sites of their dealers.
Given that membership will be nationwide, it may also be advisable to create regions – perhaps Northeast, Tidewater/Chesapeake, Southeast, Gulf Coast, Great Lakes, Pacific Northwest, and Pacific Coast – to facilitate social interaction and information such as a period rendezvous.
If the PSC Association can gain traction, it would be a valuable asset that may be able to ultimately support a vibrant community that provides the following in addition to a discussion Forum:
• Photo Gallery;
• Member Directory / Map;
• PSC Model Info and Comparisons of the specifications for all PSC models;
• PDF File Downloads of brochures and past advertisements; and,
• Calendar of upcoming events such as boat shows, PSC owner Rendezvous, etc.
Once again, Bob, thanks for all you efforts.
The Cruisin' Cronins
Melisse & Tim Cronin
Dana 24 No. 101
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