The Newly combined Philadelphia/Barnegat Bay Chapter will once again be exhibiting at the Atlantic City Boat Show. This show is the Mid-Atlantic’s largest Boating event and is always well attended. Come by our booth to visit with our members and see the fine examples of Antique and Classic boats on display. We hope to see you there!
In addition to fellowship and good food, we will:
(1) update everyone on ACBS/TI Chapter news,
(2) discuss upcoming chapter events and volunteer opportunities,
(3) present our annual gifts to our not-for-profit partners,
(4) hear an update on planning for the ACBS International Meeting & Boat Show, September 16-21 in Alexandria Bay.
Menu includes tossed salad, baked ziti, chicken & broccoli over rice with Alfredo suace or garlic Parmeasn, soda, coffee, tea and dessert. Cost is $15.00 per person, plus tax and tip. So we have an accurate head-count for the chef, please email Fritz Hager (email@example.com) or Barry Chalk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Trailer and crane launch, Wooten Park.
Freedom Boat Service, along with our restoration partner St. Paul Shipwrights, is in the midst of a comprehensive restoration of an amazing vessel: an 1893 40′ Gas and Power Engine Co launch. Think Minnehaha, but 40′ rather than 70′. We’ll share the history of the vessel, the restoration plan and show you our progress thus far. Lunch will be provided by Freedom at no charge, so there’s no reason not to attend!
The ACBS Winter 2019 Board Meeting is held in conjunction with the Annual Sunnyland Festival scheduled for March 22-24, 2019 in Wooten Park, Tavares, Florida.
The host hotel for the ACBS Board meeting on Thursday, March 21st is the Mission Inn and Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL. Guest rooms may be reserved at the Mission Inn and Resort by calling 800-874-9053. The guest room rate is $155/night plus applicable taxes.
SPRING is in full bloom in Arkansas. It’s time to go boating!
Thursday April 4th Day cruise on Lake Ouachita leaving out of Mountain Harbor.
Friday April 5th Morning cruise on Lake Hamilton
Afternoon tour out downtown Hot Springs or Tour of the Tulips at Garvan Gardens.
Saturday April 6th Brunch and cruising on Lake Hamilton
Afternoon Rendezvous and mini show at Bubba Brews, join the fun with the Heartland Classics Chapter.
Collector Car, Motorcycle and Boat Show
Kevin Fitzke, Founder and design/builder of Fitzke Wood Paddle Boards will be opening up his new shop space in Minneapolis to showcase the build process of his prohibition-era inspired mahogany wood paddle boards. Kevin grew up in his Dad’s woodworking shop and has had an obsession with wood boats since he could walk. Kevin has built a career out of design and good old elbow grease but most importantly is trying to inspire the passion for others by the design and building of wood paddle boards. His designs are inspired by the Golden Era of wooden boats and racing airplanes but uses the latest technologies in materials and building techniques. As a bonus for the workshop, you will be able to see first hand the build process of Kevin’s replica 1935 Ventnor single step hydroplane that he has been building for almost two years now. This boat will be completed by summer 2019.
Dinner events both Friday and Saturday nights. Cruise to local restaurant Thursday afternoon. Now accepting entries.
Our first in the water event of the year! Spring Valley Lake is a man-made lake, in the center of a homeowner community in the southern California high desert.
Redhead Yacht Club, located in a protected no-wake cove on Lake of the Ozarks, invites all classic boats to a Saturday Rendezvous.
Redhead Lakeside Grill and Performance Marina have slips for our classic boats in a protected cove with launch ramps available on site. There is also room for trailer parking and for land displays.
Redhead will be promoting the public display of classic boats from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to “show and tell” about classic boats plus a time to visit with fellow classic boat enthusiasts.
Redhead also owns vacation rentals on site with slips for boaters wanting to experience more of the lake. http://www.redheadyachtclub.com/rentals.html
No fees to participate! But please register in advance.
Skip Langell – dockmaster
The Eagle Mountain Classic Boat Club invites you to attend the Wood, Waves, & Wheels show. For more information please visit our website.
The symposium offers both hands on workshops and classroom style presentations.
If any members from the TI chapter with a boat that needs some work are interested in “donating” the boat for the workshops, please contact Don Gyoerkoe at ACBS International (email@example.com or 315-686-2628). The boat could be brought to the museum for the May symposium and the symposium participants could complete some work. The hands on workshops are led by an expert, so the work completed should be good quality.