Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 3.30.21

The 1949 Globe Runabout Deluxe is owned by John and Kim Kadimik. She is 14-feet and powered by a Gray Marine Phantom engine. Her name is Wiki-Wiki. John and Kim are members of the Lake Hopatcong, Wine Country, Sunnyland, and Mid-Atlantic Chapters.     Twisted is a 1957 17-foot Century converted to a custom hacker…

Herkananda

Ted Valpey, New England Chapter (written by Ed Valpey) Herkananda The 1941 Chris Craft 25’ Semi-Enclosed Cruiser, also known as the “Green & White”, was introduced as the U.S. boating industry was struggling to recover from the Great Depression. The retail price of $1,695 was nearly twice that of the average automobile, which may have…

This Boat Had to Be

By Ken and Cynthia Miller, Blue Ridge Chapter July 2018, while RVing in New Hampshire, we heard about ”The 18th Annual Vintage Boat and Car Auction” at New Hampshire’s Boat Museum in Wolfeboro. Sounded fun, so we attended and enjoyed the day. Afterwards, we started searching for similar events. We found “The 54th Annual Antique…

Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats 3.23.21

The 1887 Lawley Steam Launch (pictured above) is owned by Nora and Louis Cares, members of the Toronto chapter. Her name is Ava-Lu. She is powered by steam/coal engine that produces 10hp. Her home port is Grand Rapids, MI.   This completely original 1969 17-foot Bayliner is powered by 120 MercCruiser and owned by Charlie…

1963 Chris-Craft Ski Boat

By Frank Ferris, ACBS Member I grew up spending summers at our cottage on Keuka Lake (Finger Lakes are, NY). I swam, sailed, and especially loved water skiing. Our neighbor at the lake had a beautiful Chris-Craft Holiday which I always envied. When I graduated from Law School in 1964, as a graduation present my…

Vessel Safety Checks

Safe Boating Week will be celebrated this year on May 22nd. For more information, visit www.safeboatingcampaign.com Judy Hills, Roving ACBS reporter OK, I confess—for over ten years I was in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and I was a flotilla commander for several of those years. Thus, I am opinionated when it comes to boating…