The Lucky Lady

by Kent Volmerding member of ACBS Our 1955 Century Arabian is haul number 5502. A friend of mine found it, stored under a lean-to on the side of a building, with the back of the boat unprotected. Needless to say, the boat was in bad shape. Most of the hardware was there, but the windshield…

Encore

by Lindy Robinson member of the Southwest chapter Like many of us, my love for boats started early with water skiing and fishing on my local lake. I have always had a boat of some kind but did not really fall in love with wooden boats until about 25 years ago. Seeing all the beautiful…

Our Second Home

by Dave Samson member of the Bayou Chapter I’ve always had a passion for vintage wooden boats, especially the “lake boats” I remembered from the 50’s. I restored my first runabout, a 1955 Chris-Craft Capri, that took first place awards at Lake Arrowhead, Lake Tahoe and most recently the Lake Pontchartrain wooden boat festival in…

Ol’ Smoothie

by Tom and Joanie Moynihan member of the Adirondack chapter Ol’ Smoothie is a 28-foot 1929 Chris-Craft Model 17 Runabout. There were 180 boats built from 1929-1931 and reportedly only 30 remain. She was delivered to Lamb’s Marina on Lake Georoge, NY on April 25, 1930. Vernon Hovey of Schenectady, NY was the new owner…

Last Call

by Jim Hering member of the Michigan chapter My current boat was shipped from Holland, MI. factory to Colony Chris-Craft in Algonac, MI. on June 26,1964 which happens to be my birthdate! She has always been docked on Lake St Clair. Interestingly I know the son of the 2nd owner, the 3rd owner, and the…