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The 2019 ACBS Boat Show Winners Are…

Geraldine, pictured above, won the People’s Choice Award Many thanks to Kirk Smith, Boat Show Chair, Terry Fiest, Head Judge, Brian Robinson, Assistant Head Judge, and all of the Judges. Congratulations to the Winners. Geraldine PEOPLE’S CHOICE 1945 26-foot U.S. Coast Guard Whaleboat with a 30hp 4 Cylinder Atomic 4 engine Joe Sabo, Tupper Lake,…

The Irish Mist

By Rafe Hunsucker member of the Heartland Classics chapter My parents bought this 1960 Chris-Craft Cavalier slightly used in 1962 and it has served the Hunsucker family ever since, having It restored by Antique boat shop Ft.Wayne Indiana around 2010. The most prestigious award was Most original boat at the International boat show 2012 at…

Two Peas in a Pod

by Eric Chase, Chesapeake Bay chapter. The story of how this boat became ours, starts with a comment I made to my wife Carolyn 7-8 years ago while we were vacationing in the Moosehead Lake area of Maine. While admiring a few antique wooden boats and canoes on display, I casually mentioned that the only…

24th annual Keels & Wheels Concours D’ Elegance

This past May 3-4, 2019 we celebrated the 24th annual Keels & Wheels Concours D’ Elegance, held on the grounds and in the inner harbor of Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas, near Houston. Keels & Wheels is hosted by the Southwest Chapter of ACBS. Despite the forecast, the weather was perfect. On display was 185…

Boat Safety

By Brent Howard All it takes for an explosion is fuel fumes and a small spark. The 1955 Century boat explosion is a heads up to evaluate boats for explosion risk and take needed action to insure our boats are safe to enjoy. Take a safety tip from Pilots. Before each flight, pilots do a…

47th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

The Lake Tahoe California Concours d’Elegance was held August 9 and 10 at Obexer’s Boat Company and Marina on the west shore. John L. Hacker Crafts were the marquee boat this year. 2019 marks the 101st anniversary of the original Hacker Boat Company. From a small beginning and gathering of Tahoe Yacht Club members displaying…

Empty Nest? Well Maybe Not.

By member Stephen Wright  I think it’s fair to say that I got the classic wood boat bug early on. I always envisioned myself restoring a classic wood boat, and I even reconfigured my garage for that prospect. So, I think it’s fair to say that the next step in boating came as a bit…