Sweet 16

By Ron Raven member of ACBS In 2006 I was living in the state of Washington when I saw this 1971 Sweet 16 Donzi listed on a Craig’s listing in NJ. Luckily I was scheduled to attend a conference in NJ. I contacted the owner and went to Saddlebrook, NJ to inspect the boat. The…

Georgiana

By Laurence G. Kolk member of the Blue Ridge chapter It was this particular motor launch that master boat builder Bryan favored to replicate; the classic integrity of batten seam construction was his inspiration. But he added new technology on power with a Honda four stroke outboard. Harry’s vision was to explore the limits of…

The Miss Fallen Leaf

By Christine and John Sturgess, members of Northern California/ Lake Tahoe chapter. Christine and John Sturgess fulfilled a dream when they acquired Miss Fallen Leaf, a 1941 Chris-Craft 17-foot Deluxe Barrel-Back Runabout. John had wanted a boat for over 25 years when he first saw classic runabouts on Lake Tahoe. When Christi was a child,…

New Old Stock

It is a 1936 Custom Commuter called “ New Old Stock”. The name was derived from the common term in the boat and car collectors world for a part that is found that is original but never used. This boat was found in a boat house never completed. It was in Detroit across the canal…

Merkmaid

By Sam Merksamer member of the Adirondack chapter Merkmaid V was originally a Lake Tahoe boat…..owned by a great friend (Jimmy Schwartzman). I purchased the boat from Jimmy in 1986 because he said I was using it more than him. My Dad had a 1955 Coronado purchased from Sierra Boat at Tahoe so you might…

Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Spring Workshop

By George Blosser member of Smith Mountain Lake chapter Photo Credit: Leigh Conrad The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their annual spring workshop at the home/shop of Alan and Jean Frederick. Twenty-three members and their guest enjoyed presentations on matching stain colors, Plexiglas windshield restoration, installing pertronix ignition system…