End of the Season Boating Weekend in SW France

Report and pictures sent by Gilbert Vacheret, President of the ACBS France Chapter Like every year, just before it is time to winterize our boats, we were on Cazaux Lake, near Bordeaux, SW France, for a boating weekend.  La Caravelle (http://www.lacaravelle.fr) is a hotel located on the bank of the lake, with her own beach, a great spot for beaching boats.  The lake of Cazaux,…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 11.7.17

Tom and Joanie Moynihan sent a photo of their 1929 28 foot Model 17 Chris-Craft. Her name is “Ol‘ Smoothie“. She was delivered to Lake George, NY on April 30, 1930, and has remained on the lake since that time.  Tom says, “We took the picture ourselves while she was cruising the lake.”   Lot of…

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Back Your Boat Trailer Like a Pro

Back Up Your Boat Trailer Like A Pro By Rich Armstrong, BoatUS. Magazine; August/September 2017 This article was reprinted with permission from BoatU.S. Magazine, the flagship publication of the Boat Owners Association of The United States. For the online editions, membership, insurance, and towing information, visit www.BoatUS.com     It requires teaching your brain some new habits, but…

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Featured Chapter of the week is Niagara Frontier

The Niagara Frontier Chapter is this week’s Antique and Classic Boat Society’s featured chapter. As the name implies, most of the chapter’s members live close to Niagara Falls in northwest New York, but also Ontario and nearby states. This active chapter posts this statement on their “Old Boats Buffalo” website: Their fall workshop is scheduled…

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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 10.31.17

A 1932 Chris Craft 21 ft  305 Runabout leads this week’s Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats.  Tuffy is at home in Skaneateles, New York, where this photo was taken in July of 2017. Tuffy is owned by Ed and Brenda Evans.  Ed tells us that “Tuffy is a “he” ( named for my father in…

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Shopping Time

If you are shopping through Amazon already, starting here will NOT change your final charge, but it will benefit the Antique and Classic Boat Society.  Click here to get started:   As you shop at smile.amazon.com, the Amazon Foundation will donate .5% of the price of qualifying purchases to the ACBS. Once you have indicated that the Antique…

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Winterizing Your Antique or Classic Boat

Shared with permission from “How to Restore Your Wooden Runabout, Volume 2″, by Don Danenberg.  Don Danenberg added a few updates to the text.  You may see more of his advice on his website page http://danenbergboatworks.com/ or even join his forum group at http://eveforum.danenbergboatworks.com/eve  Winterizing There are basically two ways to winterize the engine to prevent damage…

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