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Keeping My End Of The Deal

by Judson Laws member of ACBS My life has revolved around all things vintage… boats & cars. My dad Jud Laws started our business in 1984 specializing in wooden boat restorations & maintenance along with modern ski boats. He worked at a local marina doing service work & wood boat restorations for about 7 years…

Dad’s Boat

by Tom Dunn member of the Blue Ridge chapter The new fiberglass 1968 19′ Penn Yan was bought by my father after a barn burnt down along with our 1960 wooden Thompson. Penn Yan had only started making fiberglass boats a few years before that and they looked almost exactly like their wood boats. It…

The Fins Have To Go!

By Dick Caradori member of ACBS July 5, 1958 it was a Saturday and my dad Leno (an industrial arts teacher) said he wanted to buy a boat and would I like to go along. Me being fourteen and the oldest of seven children, said of course and jumped at the chance to go on…