It Takes A Village

by Bill Garrecht member or the Smith Mountain Lake chapter My love of wooden boats began as a young boy, who spent my summers at my Grandparent’s home on Greenwood Lake, New York. Located within walking distance of their home, was Greenwood Lake Marina which I would often venture down to, in order look at…

AquaDrama

By Steve Johnson member of the Southwest chapter Big. Like most things in Texas, Lake Travis, with almost 19,000 acres and 270 miles of shoreline, is known for big wind and big boat wakes. Having moved in 2017 to the Texas Hill Country with our 1952 Chris Craft 20’ Riviera named “Honey”, my wife Mary,…

I Know A Guy

by Craig Stanfield member of the Southwest chapter I wanted one since I was 13 – holding that December 1968 issue of Rudder Magazine. A Nova 24 built by Nova Marine. A gentleman’s racer. 22 years later (I was 35 by this time) a candidate was in the driveway. Hull number 24-122. Life got in…

The Legacy of Zinn Craft

By Dave Zinnecker member of the Southwest chapter My earliest childhood memories always included boat and boating. My father was a wooden boat builder who worked for his oldest brother, at Red Head Boat Company in Houston TX. When my Uncle retired, Dad was more or less forced to go into business for himself. He…

That’s a Wrap

   Not all chapters are lucky enough to have a boat show in January but the Southwest Chapter is and the pulled out all the stops this year at the Houston Boat, Sport and Travel Show.  This event is a ten day show in Houston Texas that is held every January. This year there were…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 1.29.19

Sea Lyon is a 1929 Sea Lyon 28 ft Triple Cockpit antique boat. She runs on a 6 cylinder Scripps 202 engine. Sea Lyon is owned by Don and Teresa Kehr, members of the Sunnyland Chapter.  Will we see Sea Lyon at the Sunnyland Festival at Tavares in March? (picture from ACBS membership files)   Swing was ordered…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.4.18

This picture was taken in 1965, but the 25 ft boat in the background was manufactured in 1917 making it 101 years old this year.  It is a Stearns & McKay Cabin Launch named Amohicana II.  Duane and Sylvia Seaver of the Water Wonderland Chapter own this Historic boat. Pictures of the boats in today’s tour…

Les Cheneaux, the Antique Boat

Les Cheneaux, is Gary Cunningham’s 1940 Chris-Craft 22’ Sedan. This remarkable mahogany power boat was built in Algonac, Michigan and commissioned at the Mertaugh Chris-Craft dealership in Hessel, Michigan in the spring of 1940. Mertaugh’s is the world’s oldest Chris-Craft dealership (having been established in 1925) and is still in business. They are the primary…