2019 ACBS Awards

Photo Credit: Cindy Heaton, Lake Hopatcong Chapter ACBS Founders Award Generously donated by the Michigan Chapter and chosen annually by past recipients, this award recognizes outstanding life-time achievement in furthering the goals of the organization. Photo: Dunc Hawkins accepts the Founders Award. ACBS President’s Cup Given annually by the President of the Society to recognize…

The 2019 ACBS Boat Show Winners Are…

Geraldine, pictured above, won the People’s Choice Award Many thanks to Kirk Smith, Boat Show Chair, Terry Fiest, Head Judge, Brian Robinson, Assistant Head Judge, and all of the Judges. Congratulations to the Winners. Geraldine PEOPLE’S CHOICE 1945 26-foot U.S. Coast Guard Whaleboat with a 30hp 4 Cylinder Atomic 4 engine Joe Sabo, Tupper Lake,…

ACBS Judging Guidelines and Safety Equipment

You may have heard that a few weeks ago a boat exploded on Keuka Lake (Hammondsport, NY) during a Wine Country ACBS Chapter event. The people on the boat, Billy and Carol Kistner, posted an update on Woody Boater, https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2019/08/04/boat-explosion-update-a-wonderful-note-from-billy-and-carol-kistner/. During the initial reporting of the accident, there were some comments about the ACBS Judging…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.6.19

This 1957 Trojan Sea Queen leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today.  My Lil’ Woody is owned by Kenn Barton and shown here at the Southern California boat show at Big Bear Lake.  Notice Woody Woodpecker has his stringer of wooden fish.   Twisted is a 1957 17-foot Century converted to a custom hacker designed…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.23.19

 Andreas Jordahl Rhude owns many Thompson boats.  Valhalla is one of them.  She is a 1957 Thompson 17-foot Sea Lancer with 1957 Johnson RDEL-19 outboards. Andreas Rhude is a member of the Bob Speltz Land-o-Lakes and Glacier Lakes Chapters.   Here is a Classic 1962 Dorsett 17-foot Catalina with a 1989 Yamaha 90 hp engine.  Her…

The Poker Run

By Alan Hills, NC Coastal and Piedmont Chapter. Blackbeard Sailing Club (BSC) located at Fairfield Harbour in New Bern, NC graciously allowed the NC Coastal & Piedmont Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society to use the facility for a poker run held by the chapter on Saturday June 22nd. This was to reciprocate…