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ACBS Boat Show Schedule

Dear ACBS Member, As you may know, on June 20th, the ACBS Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel this year’s ACBS Boat Show September 18-19th at the Coeur d’Alene Resort (Idaho) due to Coronavirus Pandemic. All pre-events organized by the Inland Empire Chapter were also canceled. The Annual Membership Meeting will be held via…

Louie

By Chris Finks member of Columbia Willamette and Pacific Northwest chapters Louie is a 1960 Chris-Craft Constellation Hull# CXA-36-139h with hardtop option and still powered by two original Model 283HR025 Chris-Craft Marine engines serial numbers 811440 and 811441. Louie is named to honor my grandfather, James Louis “Louie” Finks Sr. whom I was very close.…

Grand Lady

By Mike Sabbagh member of the Blue Ridge chapter Growing up in the Cleveland area on the shores of Lake Erie we got into boating and all sorts of water sports in our teens. My older brother bought the first boat in the family, a 14’ Chris-Craft runabout with a 35hp outboard. We’ve owned several…

Gloria June

by Eric Prahl member of the Inland Empire chapter Our lake neighbor Darrell Kuelpman told us about this boat in the spring of 2007. I was always helping him tinker on his 1947 Century Resorter and he thought we should own a wood boat too. The boat had been stored in a barn up in…

Bubbles

by Rob Tromp member of the North Coast Ohio chapter The 1954 Chris Craft Custom Sportsman 17 with Hull no. CC17558. Optional Factory Installed Items: 1) C.P. Stem Band, 2) Cockpit Paneled with Mahogany, 3) Linoleum on the Floor. the motor serial no. K63462 (“K” Model — 95 Horsepower) The previous owner was Frank Theus.…