Life Aboard a Classic Boat

By Raymond Desrochers, ACBS Member Once you own a classic boat, life can never be the same— at least that is true for Captain Ray and First Mate Betty. Following our Garden Wedding in Moultonborough, NH in 1986, we had our boat hauled to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for our Honeymoon cruise to Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket,…

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1959 Chris Craft Ski Boat

By Don Brandt, ACBS Member Driving home from a weekend sail on Chesapeake Bay in fall of 1987, I spotted a wooden “runabout” and trailer for sale along the highway. Such boats were scarce in that area and it was my chance to own a “Woodie”. Impulsively, I plunked down my $3000 and trailered my…

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True Blue

By Alan Hills, North Carolina Coastal & Piedmont Chapter I have owned many boats in my life, both power and sail, but have only owned one boat twice. That would be True Blue, a Carl Alberg designed 26’ Pearson Commander sloop built in 1967. The first round of ownership was a partnership with my friend…

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