FLC Skaneateles Boat Show

Photos provided by Neil Satterly and Aaron Hanson The Finger Lakes Chapter hosted it’s 44th Annual Boat Show in the beautiful village of Skaneateles, New York, last weekend. It was the 28th show to be held right there in the downtown park, and was organized jointly with the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The…

Cat’s Meow

By Marc Forman, Blue Ridge Chapter member Photos by Lee Heard and Marc Forman Cat’s Meow is a 1941 Chris-Craft model 101 Deluxe Runabout purchased in May of 1999. Living in South Florida, we found her online brokered through Macatawa Bay Boat works in Saugatuck, Michigan. I was able to convince the owners to video…

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Time to Get your Boater Safety Certificate!

by Adam Weisburgh, Adirondack Chapter Vice President from Fourth Watch Newsletter Summer 2022: VIEW FROM THE REAR COCKPIT * Please note that all ACBS members should take note of this article. While the article is specific to New York State, here at ACBS Headquarters we know many other States are now requiring most or all…

“Dynamite” restored in all its glory!

From Walt Stashkiw, North Coast Ohio Publicity Chairman THE 46th ANNUAL PORTAGE LAKES ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2022   On Saturday August 27, 2022, plan to attend the Portage Lakes 46th annual antique and classic boat show.  This free event will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the…

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Trailering 101

By Captain Mark Manes, NorCal/Lake Tahoe Chapter I remember very vividly as a kid, the day that my Dad crushed his hand with the boat trailer.  He was trying to hitch up my older brother’s boat and somehow managed to get his hand between the ball and the trailer hitch. As you can imagine, that…

30th Annual Fulton Chain Rendezvous 

By Neil Satterly, Adirondack Chapter Two perfect weather days in Old Forge, NY set the stage for a great rendezvous. On Friday afternoon out-of-towners arrived early enough to join in a smooth lake cruise from Old Forge docks to Inlet. There, new friends were discovered in conversation over ice cream. The Fulton Chain shoreline is punctuated by many interesting spots and historic…

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Seeking Donations for Scholarship Auction

Help sustain ACBS’s annual boatbuilding school scholarships by making a donation to our ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION, to be held on Friday, September 10th at the 2022 Annual Meeting & International Boat Show in Burlington, Vermont.  ACBS currently seeks donations of items for both the Silent and Live Auction. Please contact ACBS Executive Director Lora Nadolski…