LYBATION

By Steve Schilling, Buckeye Chapter While driving from Buckeye Lake to Columbus, Ohio, on May 14, 1997, I noticed a 26’ Lyman Cruisette on its original cradle on a flatbed trailer. I remember the hull being freshly painted and looked perfect. I had just sold my 1972 26’ Lyman soft top, and I felt this…

Wood-Ya

by  Raymond Reynolds member of the Lake Hopatcong chapter Photos by Bob Kays I was introduced to wooden boats at an early age. My wife became a boater when she married me. At the time of our marriage I owned a 1942, 17′ Century Sea Maid. I sold it a few years later. It would…

Vino y Queso

By Dan Carretera, Southern California Chapter Vino y Queso (wine and cheese) is a 1957 SkipperCraft Comet built by Larsen Marine on Vashon Island, Washington. It was purchased prior to it ending up in a fire pit after a tree had fallen on the boat house it was in, subsequently damaging the boat. My wife,…

Milwaukee Boat Show

The Glacier Lakes Chapter set up their booth at the Milwaukee Boat Show this week. The Chapter has boats of all shapes and sizes on display at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center. The show runs from Friday, January 21st to Sunday, January 30th. For more information visit the Glacier Lakes ACBS Chapter website…

“On the Great Warpath”: Preview the 2022 ACBS International Show

By Gene Porter, Co-Chair ACBS 2022 Annual Meeting and Show The Lake Champlain Chapter is pleased to be hosting this year’s Annual ACBS celebration in Burlington, Vermont, the week after Labor Day.  The Champlain Valley is at the center of “The Great Warpath” that witnessed most of the major conflicts that defined early North American…

Red Velvet

By William Goold, Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Red Velvet is the name of a 17 foot Chris-Craft Sportsman. This Chris-Craft has lived almost all of its life on the fresh waters of Smith Mountain Lake, in Virginia. The 1956 mahogany and white oak boat has all of its original wood. The second owner of the…