Chris-Craft Corporation’s Jamestown Division 1943-1948

Today’s news is provided by Bill Locke, a member of the Chautauqua Lake Twin Tier Chapter of ACBS and also Founding Trustee of The Lawson Boating Heritage Center on Chautauqua Lake. Just Published… The History of Chris-Craft Corporation’s Jamestown Division In Falconer, New York, 1943-1948 by: Fletcher Edward Ward After nearly two years of research, the 85 page…

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$60,000 boat on a $200 Trailer – Couplers, Chains, Winch

$60,000 boat on a $200 Trailer – focus on Couplers, Chains, and Winch/Bow Supports – by Bill Nalle This article was first published in the Southwester Newsletter, editor Craig Stanfield, of the Southwest Chapter of ACBS.  Bill Nalle was awarded the 2017 ACBS-Hagerty Safety Award for the best published article on boating safety.  This is the third segment of the article.…

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Thousand Islands is ACBS Featured Chapter of the Week

The Thousand Islands Chapter, featured this week by ACBS, supports and endorses the Vision and Mission of ACBS, and is particularly oriented to carrying out its efforts in the St. Lawrence River area. This chapter is truly “International” within itself with both sides of the Canadian/U.S. border represented in their membership. The following is a…

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$60,000 boat on a $200 Trailer – Brakes

$60,000 boat on a $200 Trailer – focus on Brakes – by Bill Nalle This article was first published in the Southwester Newsletter, editor Craig Stanfield, of the Southwest Chapter of ACBS.  Bill Nalle was awarded the 2017 ACBS-Hagerty Safety Award for the best published article on boating safety.  This is the second segment of the article. Brakes: Starting at the…

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Southern New England Chapter Annual Dinner – November 11, 2017

On Saturday November 11, 2017, the Southern New England Chapter held their Annual Dinner at Gaetano’s Tavern on Main in Wallingford, CT. A total of 44 Chapter members were in attendance and we were fortunate to have Dan Gyoerkoe, ACBS Executive Director as our guest speaker. After everyone arrived, we indulged in delicious appetizers before…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.28.17

French Vanilla is a 1954 Correct Craft Atom, 15 ft with a Gray Marine 4 cylinder 95 hp engine.  French Vanilla is owned by Mike and Linda Stevens who are members of the Columbia Willamette Chapter.   Mike and Linda Stevens also own this 1957 Higgins 18 ft Speedster.  She is aptly named 57 Again. …

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