Traveling the Keys

by John Macdonald member of the Sunnyland chapter I found the boat in Montreal, Canada and did a full 100% restoration at Strouts Point Wharf in South Freeport, Maine. The boat is currently in “Palm Beach” condition and maintained by Snead Island Boat Works , Palmetto, Florida. I kept to the original design with upgraded…

Veterana

by Andre Martins member of ACBS This is the story of our boat. I could write for hours and days about all the happiness it has brought to our family since 1937. Veterana, that’s the name of our 1936 Chris-Craft Special Race Boat. My great-grandfather was from Brazil in 1891, and in 1932, he and…

Jazz

by Wes & Gail Van Dine members of the Southern New England chapter The 1946 Ensign is a 16 foot utility built as an entry level economy boat powered by a 93hp Chrysler “Ace”. Most of the production boat hull topsides were painted white with varnished transom and decks. Very few were totally bright because…

Miss Merc

by Dion Johnson member of the Southwest chapter Miss Merc was home built in 1972 from Glen-L ‘Tiny Titan’ boat plans. She is a three-point hydroplane just a tad over 8 feet long weighing about 65 pounds. The two sponsons provide stability, while the air cushion rushing under the tunnel provides a lifting force so…

Half A Wake

by Greg Walters members of the Sunnyland chapter I was nervous putting a fiberglass sailboat in the Sunnyland ACBS boat show in 2017. I didn’t know if the other boaters would understand or appreciate how cool a Sun Cat is. The apprehension was alleviated when we first pulled up to our assigned dock space, the…