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…

Bobby Boat

By Robert Rienzo, Lake Hopatcong Chapter My journey began in 1957 at the age of 9 when my family purchased a 16-foot Thompson Boat with a Johnson 30 HP motor. The boat was docked at Riviera Beach, NJ, several blocks away from our summer home. Several years later a Chris Craft utility was docked along…

Becoming A Reality

by Kenneth Moeri member of the Lake Hopatcong chapter My dream of owning a classic boat became a reality in July 2010. I acquired Hornblower with love in my eye in beautiful Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey from an ACBSLH chapter member. Hornblower is a 1954 20 ‘Chris Craft Special Sportsman had been basically restored to…

Playing Favorites

by Jon & Kait’s V8s member of the Lake Hopatcong chapter Chris Craft, Grey Marine, Chrysler, Cadillac, Palmer, the options are too many to choose. Pre-war blue, post-war blue, Grey Marine green, Fireball-red, how is one supposed to pick? Asking me to pick my favorite engine is like asking a mother who her favorite child…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 7.3.18

Independence is the name on this boat – appropriate for this US Independence Day week.  Independence is a 38 ft Chris Craft Commander built in 1968, making her a Classic Boat.  She is owned by William Flaglor, member of the Niagara Frontier Chapter.   Arnie Brulhardt sent this picture of his 1963 Thompson SeaCoaster.  The photo is titled,…