Opportunity for Retro

A huge auction is scheduled for April 20th and 21st.  You may participate in person or online.   Mahogany Outfitters is the source of the interesting and valuable items offered through Hahn Auctioneers.  Click here for the complete Auction Flyer.  If you can’t be there in person, online bidding is available at proxibid. Now, a bit…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 4.3.18

Leading the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today is No Way, a beautiful 1964 Chris Craft 20 ft Holiday owned by Carmen and Denise DeLeo, members of the Philadelphia and Penn NE/Harveys Lake Chapters. No Way is a “Classic” powered with a General Motors 283 engine. In the ACBS membership file, Carmen says, “No Way was delivered…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 2.27.18

The boats in today’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats are mostly from the Michigan area.  Will we see them at Port Huron in September? Meghan and Jeff Rogers own this first Antique Boat designed by famous naval architect and yacht designer John Alden, his X-Class sailboat was first produced in the 1930s by the Fairfield…

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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 12.26.17

This picture was taken in 1965, but the 25 ft boat in the background was manufactured in 1917 making it 100 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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.21.17

Leading the Tour this week is Love Me Timber owned by Kevin and Jeanne Hogan and Yellow Lab Harley.  Home Port is Olathe, Kansas. Love Me Timber  is a 1958 21″ Century Coronado. This photo was taken at Greers Ferry Lake in Arkansas. Photography by Forrest Bryant. You can learn more about the restoration of Love Me…

Winterizing Your Antique or Classic Boat

Shared with permission from “How to Restore Your Wooden Runabout, Volume 2″, by Don Danenberg.  Don Danenberg added a few updates to the text.  You may see more of his advice on his website page http://danenbergboatworks.com/ or even join his forum group at http://eveforum.danenbergboatworks.com/eve  Winterizing There are basically two ways to winterize the engine to prevent damage…