The Family Entry

By the Krzyzanowski family members of the Manotick chapter FE-32 is a mid-1970’s Checkmate owned and restored by the Krzyzanowski family of Ottawa, Ontario. The Krzyzanowski’s have been involved in the ACBS for several decades and share an interest in the classic raceboat hobby as well. The FE (Family Entry) class of boat racing was…

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Tahoe Maritime Museum Changes Course

For Immediate Release Changing Our Course! Tahoe Maritime Museum to Auction its Collection of Boats and Engines through Bring A Trailer as part of Reorganization TAHOE CITY, CALIFORNIA, July 15, 2020 – The Tahoe Maritime Museum Board of Directors announced today the selection of Bring A Trailer (bringatrailer.com), an online vehicle auction company, as the…

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Susan Marie

By Tom Parsons member of ACBS The fact that we now own two classic/antique boats is ironic being that as a youth I grew up on a 31’ 1951 Chris-Craft Express and my earliest memories are of spending every weekend in the spring laying on my back in the mud scraping and painting. This was…

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Sharing the Passion and Skills

ACBS Chesapeake Bay Club Members, Howard and Cheryl Johnson, enjoyed the ACBS International Show, in September 2019, at Alexandria Bay, NY. At Riveredge Resort Hotel, we met Steve Moser, who had a Needlenose Raceboat sticking out the back of his Chevy Pickup, which soon was sticking out the back of our pickup. On the way…

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Time Out Of Mind

By Kenneth Boeschen member of the Blackhawk chapter I went about the restoration of a Chris-Craft U-22 sportsman in my garage. I did not attempt a historical restoration, I just wanted a wooden boat pretty enough that when people saw it, they would say,” Wow, what a beautiful boat”! After removing all the internal components…

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The Trout Boat

By Ted Hall member of the Wine Country chapter My Great Grandfather, George W. Hall built approximately 40+ boats in the 1920’s and 30’s on Keuka Lake, in Branchport, NY. He and his wife, Carrie Campbell operated Campbell’s Beach with cottages for rent and George Hall “trout boats” for each cottage. Campbell’s Beach today is…

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My Affair

By Kevin Stephani member of the Wine Country chapter The wood boat bug bit me as a 10-year-old child in 1968 in dad’s 1958 Chris-Craft. Always taking a Monday morning fishing trip on Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. A memory well cherished. Fast forward to the summer of 1992 while as a newlywed, and vacationing on…

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