An Invite to Keels & Wheels

Keels & Wheels 2023 Registration is now open at https://keels-wheels.com/ for boat (and car) owners to register your treasured examples of maritime (and/or automotive) engineering. The dates for the 27th edition of our show are May 6-7, 2023. As usual, the show will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Lakewood Yacht Club in…

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Tangerine

1947 BB Swan “Tangerine” – First Fiberglass Production Boat By John Harrison Hough, Sunnyland Chapter Member I have been fortunate to acquire one of the first fiberglass production boats ever built. She is the second oldest known fiberglass production boat in existence: BB Swan hull number 6 sold first in 1947.  Number 5 is in…

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Winter Boat Show Season!

This week really kicks off the winter boat show season, where now through April, at regional event centers and fairgrounds across North America the latest models of watercraft are on display for you to check out and buy. They’ll be showing everything from PWCs, fishing boats, pontoons, and wake boats, up to large cruisiers and…

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Knuckle Busters

By James Barrick, Wine Country Chapter member Here are a couple Elto Rudder twins or “Knuckle Busters” as they were sometimes called due to the pull up knob on the flywheel. The chromed up tank (left)  is a 1924 3hp Rudder twin / Light twin, serial # C12381.  Those with a serial # under 60999…

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Hornblower

By Kenneth Moeri, member of the Lake Hopatcong Chapter My dream of owning a classic boat became a reality in July 2010. I acquired Hornblower with love in my eyes in beautiful Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, from an LHACBS chapter member. Hornblower is a 1954 20’ Chris-Craft Special Sportsman. It had been basically restored to…

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ACBS Junior Craftsman Award

By Danny Ross – President Sunnyland Chapter of the ACBS On behalf of the Sunnyland Chapter and its highly acclaimed Sunnyland Chapter Apprentice Mentoring Program for Youth (SCAMPY), I was  please to present the ACBS Junior Craftsman Award to the brother-sister duo Emily and Isaiah Kadletz at the Sunnyland Chapter Annual Meeting. Emily (16 years…

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