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…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.17.17

This week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats begins in Florida. Willow is a 1957 Sorg 15 Runabout powered by a Suzuki 25.  She is owned by Audrey and Kent Lewis of Navarre, Florida. This photo was taken when they were out for a picnic cruise on the East Bay. Photographer Kent Lewis.   Hooligan is a 1968 Donzi,  was…

ACBS Associate Member of the Week is Cedar Ridge Boat Works

The Antique and Classic Boat Society recognizes with appreciation Cedar Ridge Boat Works as the Associate Member of the Week.   The Associate level of membership gives extra support to ACBS. Michael Freel and Vaughn Rye formed the company in 2012 and joined ACBS as Associate Members in 2013.  They also have a membership in the Water…

Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.15.17

The Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats is lead by Mollie, a 1932 Gar Wood owned by Nevin and Elizabeth Bryant of Coolin, ID.  The photo was taken by Wes Yandt at the Big Sky Chapter’s Woody Weekend on Whitefish Lake in Montana.   Check back in for tomorrow’s post which will showcase the “Best of…

Great Lakes Boat Building School is the ACBS Associate Member of the Week

Oh, the things you could learn at our featured ACBS Associate Member of the Week. The Great Lakes Boat Building School is “housed in an impressive 12,000 square-foot waterfront facility, east of the Mackinac Bridge along the northern shore of Lake Huron in the Les Cheneaux Islands. These thirty-six islands provide sheltered channels and bays…