Talk & Tour Sentinel Structures, Inc. at Peshtigo, Wisconsin @ Sentinel Structures, Inc.
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm

Talk & Tour

Sentinel Structures, Inc. at Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Saturday 28 April 2018 12:30

We wanted to pass along a rare opportunity for those of you in the area of Peshtigo, Wisconsin or are just looking for a fun road trip.  Fellow club member Andreas Rhude is opening his shop for a talk and tour.   See his message below:

The reason for this Talk & Tour is that some friends at the Glacier Lakes ACBS chapter have asked about our work with the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” and ask for a tour. On Saturday evening, 28 April Glacier Lakes is having an event. I decided to combine a talk and tour with their event. I am inviting any Glacier Lakes chapter member and friend as well as BSLOL and Antique Outboard Motor Club people and Thompson Antique & Classic Boat Rally people.

I will give a 20 minute talk on glued laminated timber and how the Thompson family of Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co. were instrumental in the genesis of this industry in North America. I will talk about all the products and of course chat about the marine laminating for ship construction that has been part of this operation since the 1940s.

Then we will tour the factory. I am hoping to get Peter Thompson to join us – the last for the Thompson family to work for Thompson Bros. Boat Mfg. Co.. I will also try to get the doors opened to the old Thompson Boat factory, which is immediately adjacent to Sentinel Structures, Inc., to get a peek inside.

Several Thompson classic boats that are awaiting restoration will be on display.

Location  of  Talk  &  Tour:

Sentinel Structures, Inc.
477 South Peck Avenue
Peshtigo, WI  54157

Reservations highly recommended.
RSVP to:

Andreas J. Rhude
Email: thompsonboat@msn.com
Phone: 612-723-8581

For additional information click the link below

SSI Tour History of Unit & Thompson Boat

ACBS Meeting (test event)
May 1 all-day
Dixieland Chapter hosting Woodies on the Coosa @ Broadstreet Ramp and Piers, Coosa River
May 3 – May 5 all-day

Title: Woodies on the Coosa


Message Details

This boat show is in conjunction with Gadsden’s 1st Friday Car Show. Over 10,000 people are expected to attend the downtown event.

Our boat show is at the end of Broadstreet on the west side of the Coosa River.

A shuttle bus will service both events and will arrive every 30 minutes.



Spring Valley Lake “Get Together” Southern California Chapter, ACBS @ Spring Valley Lake
May 4 – May 6 all-day

Spring Valley Lake Gathering
May 4th – May 6th, 2018
Hello fellow SoCal ACBS members!
As Winter is behind us and Spring brings longer days and warmer weather, it seems fitting to get together for
another boating event. We are planning such an event at Spring Valley Lake from Friday, May 4th through
Sunday, May 6th.
Our new puppy, Rudder, is looking forward to seeing everyone and to biting some new hands, as well!
For those of you who have not attended in the past, this is a private lake community located in Victorville. We
have advertised and promoted the presence of our boats on the lake and have received very positive feedback
from the residents. Our antique and classic boats will be much appreciated and respected.
 Secure trailer parking will be at the East Beach parking lot – around the corner from the show & launch
site, at 13270 Makai Court
 Boat launching will take place Friday and Saturday mornings.
 Donuts, muffins, fruit and beverages will be provided at the marina for those who wish to partake.
 Hawthorn Suites – 11750 Dunia Rd, Victorville – 760-949-4700 – All rooms include a king-sized bed, as
well as complimentary breakfast. Please mention So Cal ACBS when making your reservations for a
reduced rate
Reserve by date is May 1st
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 4th
6:30 pm Group Reservation for Dinner at El Pescador Seafood and Mexican Grill
Location: Green Tree Golf Course: 14144 Green Tree Boulevard, Victorville
They offer a lovely menu with items everyone will enjoy. We have sampled the margaritas, and they
are fantastic!
Saturday, May 5th
5:30 pm Dinner at the Anderson Casa
Location: 13430 Driftwood Drive, Victorville, CA
Pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda, and desserts.
Directions: 15 North to Bear Valley Road. East to Spring Valley Parkway. Left on Spring Valley
Parkway. See map for boat ramp, trailer parking and Anderson house at 13430 Driftwood Drive.
8:00 am Boats on display at Spring Valley Lake
Location: 13325 Spring Valley Pkwy, Victorville
Launch ramp at end of parking lot next to docks.
All the Best,
Dave & Cheryl Anderson (and Rudder)

Registration form and directions just click the link below

2018 Spring Valley Lake – corrected

Bay State Woodies Spring Opener @ Saunders Marina
May 5 all-day

Title: Bay State Woodies Spring Opener


Message Details

Saturday May 5th. 2018.

Location: Saunders Marina, 20 Congamond St., Southwick, MA Social boat gathering and pot luck lunch.

Hotdogs and burgers donated by the Saunders family. Launch your boat from the marina or the public docks on the lake.


Priscilla’s 130th Burth-day @ Long Island Maritime Museum
May 5 all-day

Priscilla is 130 years old this year!  You may celebrate by sailing aboard this glorious piece of history.  

On Saturday, April 7, 1888, Elisha Saxton launched his brand new working sloop Priscilla into the Patchogue River. Saxton had built Priscilla for George Rhinehart of Lawrence, New York, who named the boat after his wife Priscilla. From 1888 to 1963, Priscilla was owned and operated by several oystermen from Connecticut and New York. During these many years, she experienced many changes. The oystermen spoke of “Pris” as a fast, able, “smart” boat and a “money maker” because, unlike other boats, she could dredge as well in light and heavy winds.  Learn more…

The Long Island Chapter members will be assisting with this celebration and they will have an ACBS membership table and display at the Museum.  Contact Robert Williams, Lon g Island Chapter President at rjwilliams@rjwHeating.com

The 23rd Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance @ Lakewood Yacht Club
May 5 – May 6 all-day

The 23rd Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, 2018.


The weekend-long, nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage wooden boat show takes place each spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club in beautiful Seabrook, TX and attracts more than 15,000 attendees. The car and boat exhibitors come from every part of the United States, as do the spectators.


Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance is a weekend-long, nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage wooden boat show that takes place each spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club in beautiful Seabrook, Texas. Founded by Lakewood Board Members Bob Fuller and Paul Merryman in 1995, today Keels & Wheels welcomes approximately 200 cars and 100 boats, and has raised more than $1.7 million for local charities, while drawing thousands of participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and Europe.

Dinner events Friday and Saturday night. Southwest ACBS Chapter.


Contact: Bob Fuller at (713)521-0105 or bfuller@4u.com or

Visit www.keels-wheels.com for more information

Wood, Waves, & Wheels Show @ Fort Worth Boat Club
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Wood, Waves, & Wheels Show put on by the Eagle Mountain Classic Boat Club.

Show will be located at the Fort Worth Boat Club on May 12, 2018 From 11am-4:30pm

Contact: Trey Bull at 817-247-7980 or at louisbull@charter.net


28th Annual Bass Lake Rendezvous @ The Pines Resort
May 18 – May 20 all-day

28th Annual Bass Lake Rendezvous

May 18-20,2018

For complete information, schedule of events and registration forms please click on the link below

2018 Bass Lake mailer 3-29-18

The ACBS and Antique Boat Museum Spring Workshop @ Antique Boat Museum
May 18 – May 20 all-day

This spring the Museum and the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) will be co-hosting their annual in-depth, hands-on weekend restoration symposium on May 18-20.  Symposium will kick off with a Boat Shop Hop, a chance to visit several local boat restoration shops.  Last year participants built a bottom on the 10’ racer named Mosquito.  This year phase II will continue as Mosquito is planked.  Restoration of MT, one of ABM’s knockabout sailboats will be another ongoing project for participants.  Additional hands-on workshops include: staining and color matching, as well as fiberglass repair.  Presentations include: systems affecting how your boat runs, boat show judging criteria, and a historical talk on Higgins Industries.

Tuition fee:  adult registration fee of $199 ($225 after May 1), youth registration fee (18 and younger) is $100 ($110 after May 1).  The registration fee covers all lesson materials and these meals:  Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast.

Each year that ACBS and ABM have held this 3-day workshop, we have received excellent reviews from those members who participated and we encourage all to join us.  With questions or to register, please contact Debra Rantanen at the Antique Boat Museum at 315-686-4104 x235 or email her at drantanen@abm.org.  You may also register by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 18, 2018

12:00 PM- 4:00 PM    Check in at the Museum; pick up registration and welcome packet

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM     Tour of the ABM’s Library and Archives

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Boat Shop Hop. Six local boat shops will be open for drop-in visitors. Visit as many or as few as you want to talk to the owners and see current projects.

3:00 – 5:00 PM           Doebler Building open for self-guided tour

5:30 PM                        Cash Bar at The Clipper Inn Restaurant, followed by dinner (dinner included with your registration)

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018

8:00 AM    Breakfast at ABM (included with registration)

Note about Saturday’s schedule:

Two workshops will run concurrently in the morning. The same two workshops will again run concurrently in the afternoon. In addition to the 2-hour workshops, two boat projects will be ongoing all day in the Mary Street shop. Participants will be able to attend both workshops with time leftover to participate in the Mary Street boat projects OR forego a workshop and spend a longer block of time participating in the Mary Street projects.

8:45 AM – 10:45 AM  Staining and Color Matching, a hands-on workshop in the Stone Building

8:45 AM – 10:45 AM  Fiberglass Boat Repair: Properly Repairing Gouges and Deep Scratches, a  hands-on workshop at St. Lawrence Restoration

Noon – 1:00 PM          Lunch at ABM (included with registration)

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM      Staining and Color Matching, a hands-on workshop in the Stone Building

1:15 AM – 3:15 PM     Fiberglass Boat Repair: Properly Repairing Gouges and Deep Scratches, a hands-on workshop at St. Lawrence Restoration

8:45 AM – 4:15 PM      Restoration of MT, a knockabout sailboat, will be ongoing all day in the Mary Street Shop.  Attendees are welcome to participate or watch on a drop-in basis.

8:45 AM – 4:15 PM      Phase II of work on Mosquito, the little racer begun last year, will be ongoing all day in the Mary Street Shop. Focus on planking and next steps of completion. Attendees are welcome to participate or watch on a drop-in basis.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM        Talk by Tony Mollica on Higgins Industries. His historic boating talks are always a wonderful way to end the day.

Dinner will be on your own. A list of recommended restaurants will be in your welcome packet.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017

8:00 AM                        Breakfast at ABM (included in your registration)

8:45 AM- 10:15 AM     Understanding Why and When Your Boat Is or Isn’t Running Well

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  Panel Discussion of Boat Show Judging Criteria followed by Q & A

Contact Debra Rantanen at drantanen@abm with any questions.

 Register online HERE

For lodging accommodations please visit the Clayton Chamber of Commerce webpage www.1000islands-clayton.com or contact them by phone at 1-800-252-9806.


Rocky Mountain Classics Chapter, ACBS presents the Carter Lake Rendezvous @ Carter Lake Marina
May 19 all-day

Title: Carter Lake Rendezvous

Date: May 19, 2018

Contact: John Stiller

Phone: (303)246-2775

E-mail: carrunt@msn.com

Details: Park fees apply, $7 for your vehicle and $7 for your boat trailer

Southern California Chapter and Northern California/ Lake Tahoe Chapter, ACBS hosting the Bass Lake Boat Show @ Bass Lake
May 19 all-day

Title: Bass Lake Boat Show


Message Details: The Southern California Chapter in conjunction with the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society are hosting their Bass Lake Boat Show on May 19, 2018.

This event will be open to the public.

For more information contact Bob Newcomer, 714-342-7548, email: rangcn@roadrunner.com

Northern California’s Wood & Glory XX @ Clear Lake, California
May 31 @ 2:38 pm – Jun 3 @ 3:38 pm

Wood & Glory XX – Join the Northern California/Lake Tahoe Chapter for the 20th Annual Gathering of Antique & Classic boats on Clear Lake for “A Return to Fantasy Island”. 

Mark your calendar for May 31st thru June 3rd.  Activities include a welcoming reception at the Thomas’ beautiful home;  the  20th annual Woodie Whoopie at the Lahti’s lakefront home; the Boat Show at the Konocti Vista Marina; dinner at the famous Boatique Winery/boat collection of the Mount’s; and a private “Fantasy Island” picnic.  Contacts – Jim Robello 707 355-2311, Barbara Foster 925 989-3626.

Blue Ridge Chapter 2018 Lake Chatuge Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous @ The Ridges Resort and Marina
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

31st Lake Chatuge Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous hosted by the Blue Ridge Chapter, ACBS

The show will be located at The Ridges Resort and Marina on 01-02 June 2018

For more information please go to The RIdges Resort and Marina Website: www.theridgesresort.com

Contact Jerri Nowlen, jnowlen@ellijay.com, (706)273-6495

Or Terry Harbin, tharbin@ellijay.com, (706)273-9595


Gulfport Grand Prix Boat Show & Boat Race @ Golfport Recreational Center
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day

2018 Gulfport Grand Prix New and Classic Boat Show

The 2017 Inaugural Event was a great success with the boat show including several new manufactures of all shapes and sizes along with some really great antique and classic race and pleasure boats lining the street.

This year we would like to specially invite owners and manufacturers to again participate in displaying your New and Classic Boats for this year’s show at the 2nd Annual 2018 Gulfport Grand Prix featuring. The Downtown Area and Gulfport Recreation Center will be transformed into a mecca of activity along Shore Boulevard including World Class Racing, Classic/Antique Boat Show and Pleasure Boat Display, along with Vendor, Food and Beverage Booths.

Mountainview Woodies Chapter, ACBS 2018 Spring Cruise @ Public Launch in Harrison, ME
Jun 2 all-day

Title: Mountainview Woodies Chapter, ACBS 2018 Spring Cruise

Message Details

June 2, 2018  Spring Cruise

Harrison, ME

Join us for our Spring Cruise starting from the public launch in Harrison, ME, and cruise 11 miles down lake to Naples, ME, where we will dock and go to the Freedom Cafe for lunch.  The scenery is awesome and the camaraderie even better.  After lunch we cruise back to Harrison.  It’s a GREAT ride!  Contact Rick Filiau

(603) 485-7355 or mountainviewwoodies@gmail.com or visit out web site at:



2018 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake @ Rock Lane Resort on Table Rock Lake, Branson, Missouri
Jun 7 – Jun 10 all-day

June 7-10, 2018
Rock Lane Resort on Table Rock Lake, Branson, Missouri
611 Rock Lane Rd, Branson, MO 65616
Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake is designed for those who love to use their boats for cruising. The event is planned for “Cruisin’ N Eatin’, Eatin’ N Cruisin’ ” with good friends. Join the event on beautiful Table Rock Lake and you’ll become good friends, too. There will be an optional long cruise on Thursday followed by shorter cruises all weekend and a short public display in the middle.
The Heartland Classics Chapter website http://www.heartland-classics.org/ will have details and registration information.
Event Chair is Don Parker, 417.739.2124, donaldwparker@hotmail.com

ACBS Summer Quarterly Meeting at Smith Mountain Lake @ Mariners Landing
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

Smith Mountain Lake chapter has been chosen as the host chapter for this meeting.

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018  –  ACBS Exec Committee Meeting and chapter welcome reception 
  • Friday, June 8, 2018   –   ACBS Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018   –   Smith Mountain Lake Chapter mini boat show 

Closest airports are Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia, both serviced by major airlines, or take the adventurer’s route by car over the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Shenandoah National Forest.

The meeting venue has been confirmed as Mariner’s Landing. This is primarily a two and three bedroom condo
style facility with limited single rooms. Some sharing of condos will likely be required. Rates are currently
being finalized with a target of less than $175 per bedroom per night.

Although not in conjunction with Smith Mountain Lake’s annual boat show, chapter President Alan Frederick is
putting together a boating event for us to explore beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and show us why it’s called
“the jewel of the Blue Ridge area”. Details to follow.

Cap d’Agde on the Mediterranean Sea
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day
Cap d’Agde on the Mediterranean Sea for the second edition of the Cap Retro Event
Southern California Chapter, ACBS hosting the 34th Annual Lake Arrowhead Antique & Classic Boat Show @ Lake Arrowhead
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day

Title: 34th Annual Lake Arrowhead Antique & Classic Boat Show

Lake Arrowhead is our premiere show of the year, and a unique opportunity to boat on this private lake in “the Alps of Southern California.” Bring a jacket and a parasol, as some years the weather has been chilly and breezy, while other years have been sunny and hot!

As this is a private lake, and home to an active water ski school, it is important to respect the lake’s rules (included in this packet), and return your completed “Arrowhead Lake Safety Test” as part of your registration packet.

In order to be included in this year’s show program, your boat picture and bio/description must be received by May 4th, 2018 (or on file from last year’s show). Late registrations will be accepted through May 31, but your boat may not be included in the show program.

Our boats will be displayed at the “Mc Donald’s” docks, open to the public on Saturday. Come and go as you please, whether to take a speed run or to explore the lake-side scenery. Proceeds from public admission to the show will benefit both our Southern California chapter and the Rim of the World Historical Society (which is committed to preserving the history of the communities of the San Bernardino Mountains). Both groups will have merchandise for sale outside the gate, and our club merchandise will also be available for purchase at the Friday night dinner.

The Up the Hill Woodie Club will display their terrific vehicles along the waterfront, and the Antique Outboard Motor Club will also have some of their treasures on display.

This is an opportunity to have your boat judged by the experts in our club. As stated on acbs.org, judging standards “create an incentive to restore and maintain vessels on interest to a high level of quality. This promotes pride of ownership and a concern for authenticity, which is then recognized through the presentation of awards.” And we have some beautiful perpetual trophies to award, several of which have been in the club since our first Lake Arrowhead show in 1985!

Don’t forget: if your boat won an award in 2017, to have your name engraved by your local trophy shop before you return the trophy to be awarded this year!

Discounted group rate accommodation to the following members for their help in organizing this event: John Maddox, Vickie Killeen and the booth crew, Dave Anderson (coordinator emeritus); as well as Greg Naylor and everyone from the Rim of the World Historical Society; and Rick Reisenhofer, Arrowhead Lake Safety Supervisor.

All the Best from your show coordinator,

Chuck Tobin, Bob Newcomer, Maggi & Rob Cassell

For Registration packet please click on the link below

2018 Arrowhead registration packet