Mona Lee

By Mark and Heather Manes, NorCal Tahoe ACBS Chapter members It 1989, OMC corporation had just acquired Chris-Craft out of bankrupcy and they were looking for a way to turn the company around.  Chris Smith (grandson of the original founder) had stayed in Holland, Michigan, and continued to work with Grand Craft boats.  Chris had an idea…

Join us for The Chapter Round Table

Ed Andrews, Chairperson of the Chapter Development Committee On March 24, 2022 at 9 AM  ACBS will be hosting a Chapter Round Table at the Sunnyland Boat Festival. All chapter presidents are invited and in the event they are unable to attend, are asked to please send a representative. The meeting will be conducted in…

Andale

by John Calhoun member of the Water Wonderland chapter I purchased a basket case hull of a 1940 Chris-Craft Deluxe Runabout (barrelback) in 2006 after searching for a respectable project where I could utilize a Chris- Craft KBL131 hp triple carb engine that I owned. I was alerted to a gray boat that was in…

The Life Of ACE

by Tuck Elfman member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter In 1939 my Grandfather Augestus C. Elfman bought a bay front property in Surf City NJ., and had a house built. In 1941 in his shop in Doylestown PA, he built a 26′ Garvey witha cabin, which he powered with a 8cyl Packard. It ran smooth and…

Join us for The Chapter Round Table

Ed Andrews, Chairperson of the Chapter Development Committee On March 24, 2022 at 9 AM  ACBS will be hosting a Chapter Round Table at the Sunnyland Boat Festival. All Chapter presidents are invited and in the event they are unable to attend, are asked to please send a representative. The meeting will be conducted in…

Having Fun Reminiscing

By Lora Nadolski Hanson, ACBS HQ I received a call today from one of our Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter members. One of the things we ended up talking about was the informal fun events that NorCal/Lake Tahoe Chapter members often do together. The fun of boating is getting together and going boating!  The timing for…

Rosie Goes Hollywood

By Seth Vore, Columbia Willamette Chapter Toward the end of boating season last year, I was perusing the boat section of Craigslist when I came across an ad asking for a wooden boat to be used in the filming of a music video.  As the weather was starting to turn cold and rainy in Portland…