Loon Magic

by Tom & Diane Emling, Water Wonderland chapter Our Gar Wood Speedster Loon Magic is a 2001 exact re-creation of the original 1935 gentleman’s racer. Loon Magic comes to current owners and ACBS Water Wonderland chapter members Tom and Diane Emling – filled with lots family stories, fond remembrances, and a fascinating folklore of growing…

Serenity Now

by Sami Al Jallad member of ACBS I’m pleased to share with you a bit of history about our 1973 47’ flush-deck Cabin Cruiser that was built by Stephens Brothers Marine in Stockton California (HIN #541923). She is a mahogany plank over white oak ribbed v-type hull that contains three staterooms, five bunks, two heads…

Our Lil Girl

by Jay Wilmeth member of ACBS Saw an ad for this beautiful nineteen-footer for sale in up-state New York. I already had two Lyman runabouts in storage in central Pennsylvania, but this one had it all! Late ‘50s model, recently re-furbished in and out, a Ford Crusader V-8, new canvas, gorgeous brightwork , and a…

She Has Quite A History

by Andrew Barnett of Austrailia member of ACBS This Commuter was in the hands of Mr. Bennett until [Reputed] he was mowing his lawn with a newly invented lawn mower. This threw a stone into his leg and it became gangrene. The boat went through several hands including the defense force during the war. It…

Don’t Wait

by Brad Hedrick member of ACBS When I was a kid, growing up in Norfolk, Virginia, we lived very close to my grandparents. My brothers and I got to spend a lot of time with my grandfather while my father was in Viet- Nam. My grandfather had a 17’ Barbour Silver Clipper that he took…