Classic Boat Forum, Workshop, Symposium, Seminar

Whether we are in this as a hobby or a profession, most of us came by way of falling in love with an old boat. The combination of historical value and artistic styling add to the unique story that each antique and classic boat carries with her.  But as with the ownership of anything valuable, we soon…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.14.17

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…

End of the Season Boating Weekend in SW France

Report and pictures sent by Gilbert Vacheret, President of the ACBS France Chapter Like every year, just before it is time to winterize our boats, we were on Cazaux Lake, near Bordeaux, SW France, for a boating weekend.  La Caravelle (http://www.lacaravelle.fr) is a hotel located on the bank of the lake, with her own beach, a great spot for beaching boats.  The lake of Cazaux,…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.7.17

Tom and Joanie Moynihan sent a photo of their 1929 28 foot Model 17 Chris-Craft. Her name is “Ol‘ Smoothie“. She was delivered to Lake George, NY on April 30, 1930, and has remained on the lake since that time.  Tom says, “We took the picture ourselves while she was cruising the lake.”   Lot of…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.31.17

A 1932 Chris Craft 21 ft  305 Runabout leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  Tuffy is at home in Skaneateles, New York, where this photo was taken in July of 2017. Tuffy is owned by Ed and Brenda Evans.  Ed tells us that “Tuffy is a “he” ( named for my father in…

Winterizing Your Antique or Classic Boat

Shared with permission from “How to Restore Your Wooden Runabout, Volume 2″, by Don Danenberg.  Don Danenberg added a few updates to the text.  You may see more of his advice on his website page http://danenbergboatworks.com/ or even join his forum group at http://eveforum.danenbergboatworks.com/eve  Winterizing There are basically two ways to winterize the engine to prevent damage…

ACBS Featured Chapter is Penn NE/Harveys Lake

Pennsylvania NE / Harveys Lake Chapter holds its annual show in August.  Wikipedia describes the location as: Harveys Lake is a natural lake in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. It has a surface area of approximately 621.5 acres, or nearly a square mile. The lake is situated entirely within the borough of Harveys Lake.  By volume, it is the largest natural lake in…