AquaDrama

By Steve Johnson, Southwest chapter Like most things in Texas, Lake Travis, with almost 19,000 acres and 270 miles of shoreline, is known for big wind and big boat wakes. Having moved in 2017 to the Texas Hill Country with our 1952 Chris Craft 20’ Riviera named “Honey”, my wife Mary, and I decided we…

Arla Kay

by Dan Dial member of ACBS I first came to be interested in steamboats when I was a teenager in So. California.  I had gone to a small beach in Newport Beach and there was a steam launch there on the beach. As I recall, it looked a lot like what is now the Arla…

Serenity Now

by Sami Al Jallad member of ACBS I’m pleased to share with you a bit of history about our 1973 47’ flush-deck Cabin Cruiser that was built by Stephens Brothers Marine in Stockton California (HIN #541923). She is a mahogany plank over white oak ribbed v-type hull that contains three staterooms, five bunks, two heads…

Wood Duck

by Steve and Elizabeth Bradbury members of the Heartland Classics chapter We have been active boaters for many years. In Steve’s case it started with a twelve-foot plywood rowboat and six horse Wizard outboard passed down from his brother in 1958. Since then, our list has included just about everything from canoes to cruisers. For…

Our Lil Girl

by Jay Wilmeth member of ACBS Saw an ad for this beautiful nineteen-footer for sale in up-state New York. I already had two Lyman runabouts in storage in central Pennsylvania, but this one had it all! Late ‘50s model, recently re-furbished in and out, a Ford Crusader V-8, new canvas, gorgeous brightwork , and a…

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…