The Family Entry

By the Krzyzanowski family members of the Manotick chapter FE-32 is a mid-1970’s Checkmate owned and restored by the Krzyzanowski family of Ottawa, Ontario. The Krzyzanowski’s have been involved in the ACBS for several decades and share an interest in the classic raceboat hobby as well. The FE (Family Entry) class of boat racing was…

Mom’s Canoe

by John Richardson member of the Manotick chapter We found it very rewarding to restore my Mom’s old canoe, and to experience the gratitude of her new owner, my daughter Christine. Below is my mother in the helm position and her sister in the bow that was the summer of 1948. The canoe is a…

Tumbling Dice

by Rich & Linda Hughes members of the Toronto/Manotick Chapters The Clarion project was one of the most challenging yet interesting builds to date. Clarion boats already have the reputation for building high-end quality craft that perform as well as they look. So to take a new stock GR21 racer hull and transform it into…

2020 Ottawa Boat Show

by Graeme Beattie member of the Manotic chapter A little tease for summer boating season to come last weekend? Visitors and classic boating enthusiasts attending the Ottawa Boat Show were treated to another fine display of MCBC members boats. Held from February 20-23, 2020 at the EY Center our offering showcased the restoration process from…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.22.19

This picture was taken at the Antique Boat Museum’s Vintage Race Boat Regatta on August 20th, 2016. What makes this interesting is both of these gentleman’s race boats were built over the same period 2013-2016, but worlds apart! Lady Shores by Keith Kipp in Canada and Marguarite by Peter Cavill in Australia. The boats are based…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12-11-18

This 1960 Thompson Sea Coaster is owned by Josh and Laura Lindquist. They are new to ACBS and the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes chapter. The Thompson was purchased in December 2017 and the Lindquists joined the BSLOL soon after attending the Minneapolis Boat Show and talking with several of its members. Through the expertise and kindness…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.06.18

Driftwood is a 19 foot 1956 Chris Craft Capri with a KLC engine.  The picture was taken from a helicopter over Lake Anna, Virginia.  Owners of Driftwood are Linda and Randy Krout shown here out for a cruise with daughter Brittany and her fiancée Rich Mack.   A Wizard!  This 1957 Wizard El Dorado is 19′ long and is…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.21.18

“KaRat”, pictured above, is 1929 38′ Elco Cruiser powered by a 1973 Ford-Leimen 8cyl 125hp engine. She just completed an extensive three-year restoration at Wykes Boat Works in Harlem, ON. Owned by Manotick Classic Boat Club members, Ray and Judy Saunders. Photographed at the Manotick Classic Boat show in Westport, ON on August 11th, 2018.…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 6.26.18

Just A Dream is a 1957 Century Resorter with a 1965 Interceptor 289.  Steve and Cynthia Shaltry own Just A Dream.  They are members of the Indian Lake Chapter of ACBS. Steve has written in their membership file, “Original purchase 7/20/1957 to Dr. O’Connor of Buffalo, New York. I purchased the boat through Antique Boat Center…