Jobe

by Karl Hoffman member of the Pacific Northwest chapter My first ACBS event was the Seattle opening day of boating 1983 with our newly purchased 16 ft. Century Resorter which is still in our family. My next project was a 55 Century Coronado which took me 8 years to complete. Then came the 1941 34…

She Has Quite A History

by Andrew Barnett of Austrailia member of ACBS This Commuter was in the hands of Mr. Bennett until [Reputed] he was mowing his lawn with a newly invented lawn mower. This threw a stone into his leg and it became gangrene. The boat went through several hands including the defense force during the war. It…

Don’t Wait

by Brad Hedrick member of ACBS When I was a kid, growing up in Norfolk, Virginia, we lived very close to my grandparents. My brothers and I got to spend a lot of time with my grandfather while my father was in Viet- Nam. My grandfather had a 17’ Barbour Silver Clipper that he took…

Loon Magic

by Tom & Diane Emling members of the Water Wonderland chapter Our Gar Wood Speedster “Loon Magic” is a 2001 exact re-creation of the original 1935 gentleman’s racer. “Loon Magic” comes to current owners and ACBS Water Wonderland chapter members Tom and Diane Emling — filled with lots family stories, fond remembrances, and fascinating folklore…

The Lucky Lady

by Kent Volmerding member of ACBS Our 1955 Century Arabian is haul number 5502. A friend of mine found it, stored under a lean-to on the side of a building, with the back of the boat unprotected. Needless to say, the boat was in bad shape. Most of the hardware was there, but the windshield…

Encore

by Lindy Robinson member of the Southwest chapter Like many of us, my love for boats started early with water skiing and fishing on my local lake. I have always had a boat of some kind but did not really fall in love with wooden boats until about 25 years ago. Seeing all the beautiful…

Our Second Home

by Dave Samson member of the Bayou Chapter I’ve always had a passion for vintage wooden boats, especially the “lake boats” I remembered from the 50’s. I restored my first runabout, a 1955 Chris-Craft Capri, that took first place awards at Lake Arrowhead, Lake Tahoe and most recently the Lake Pontchartrain wooden boat festival in…