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…

Boats in My Blood

by Howard Johnson member of Chesapeake Bay chapter  www.oldtimeworld.com  My parents grew up in Baltimore City, Dad, (Howard), went to Baltimore Polytechnic, and Mother, (Micky), Forrest Park High School. Due to the depression, their families were not well off. Somehow in 1932, they were able to ride the WB&A train down to Camp Linstead, in…

Miss Lucky 59

By Darrin Podskalny member of the Water Wonderland chapter The ownership of our 1959 Skipper-Craft started when a good friend of mine, Geoff Reynolds from Holland, Michigan had shown me his Skipper-Craft on a spring weekend in 2001. Geoff and I were heading to a swap meet for outboards and boats in lower Michigan. When…

What’s in a Name?

by Howard P. Johnson Jr. As a kid I helped my Dad refinish and maintain his boats, by the time I was a teenager he was letting me handle the bottom and the varnish but never use the boat. I finished my first more recent Chris Craft restoration in `94 and couldn’t come up with…

Where I Go She Goes

By John Ables member of ACBS    I bought the boat back in 1974 when I was 25 years old and living on a lake in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. When I was a child my dad’s company had several of this same model that were available for use and they were kept on Lake…

Gipsy’s Past

By J. Andrew Lark member of ACBS    Originally built 80+ years ago in 1935 for Arthur Iselin (a Cotton Industry magnate and a descendant of John Jay), “Gipsy”  was built for commuting to and from the Wall Street to Lower Manhattan area via the East River.    Her second owner (1952-1984) was the yachtsman…