Browse news articles, stories and media for the the Antique & Classic Boat Society; including photographs and stories related to ACBS International and it’s chapters.

Back Your Boat Trailer Like a Pro

Back Up Your Boat Trailer Like A Pro By Rich Armstrong, BoatUS. Magazine; August/September 2017 This article was reprinted with permission from BoatU.S. Magazine, the flagship publication of the Boat Owners Association of The United States. For the online editions, membership, insurance, and towing information, visit www.BoatUS.com     It requires teaching your brain some new habits, but…

Smith Mountain Lake Chapter Spring Workshop

By George Blosser member of Smith Mountain Lake chapter Photo Credit: Leigh Conrad The SML Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society recently held their annual spring workshop at the home/shop of Alan and Jean Frederick. Twenty-three members and their guest enjoyed presentations on matching stain colors, Plexiglas windshield restoration, installing pertronix ignition system…

Classic II

By Gail Pisa member of the Niagara Frontier chapter “Classic ll” is a 19′ 1957 Chris Craft Capri, it was built at the Chris Craft Plant in Cadillac, Michigan and delivered to Quad City Marine in Davenport, Iowa. It was powered by a 6cyl 131 hp Chris Craft engine. From 1968-1973 this boat was in…

Love Me Timber

By Kevin Hogan member of Heartland Classics I found “Love Me Timber” in an ad in our Heartland Classics publication of Mahogany and Chrome. She needed a complete restoration…I mean total. She was ready for the burn pile. But, with about 1300 hours of time and sweat I brought her back to life. The “twist”…

Cannonball Fun

By Gary Huge & family, members of ACBS We learned about our 19-foot 1964 Streblow from Steve Horton at Streblow Custom Boats. He knows our family and knows that we are very passionate about our boats, especially the Streblow brand. He also knows I am a sucker for beautiful boats! This was a one owner…

ACBS Update

Annual Meeting and International Boat Show Updates: Online registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting and International Boat Show opened on Wednesday, April 17th. A printed copy of the event details and registration forms will be mailed with Spring issue of the ACBS Rudder scheduled for delivery to the post office this week. A PDF version…

Green River

By Bill Rathburn, member of the Bob Speltz Land O’ Lakes Chapter. Our 1967 Boston Whaler Nauset was purchased as a temporary stand-in for a 1963 Glasspar Seafair Sedan having its hull restored. The Nauset came from Duluth where she’d had a long and hard career fishing Lake Superior using the radio name Green River.…