The ACBS Boat Show is a GO!

I am pleased to announce the ACBS Board of Directors voted unanimously to hold the ACBS International Boat Show in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, September 17-18, 2021. The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on September 16th. The Inland Empire Chapter is offering a variety of activities starting on September 13th. Registration details can be found…

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My Love for Thompson Boats

By Janet Lowry, Ronkonkoma NY This 1957 Thompson 15-foot outboard belonged to my late Uncle. He loved his vintage lapstrake boats, and has passed that interest onto me! The Thompson needs cosmetics and is on the “to do” list. My love for Thompson boats goes back to when I was in the 3rd grade. My…

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Defender’s Resurrection

By Todd Nouse (Waterford, MI) It’s a Long Tale. Hang in There In the early ‘60s, the Detroit River Yachting Association, now the Detroit Regional Yachting Association was, and is the parent organization for Detroit area yacht clubs that wish to hold sail racing events. Each club (9 if I remember correctly) was invited to…

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The History of Aramis

By Jim Schmidt The cutter rig sloop Aramis (original name Dorjack) was designed by Henry J. Gielow and built in 1935 by the Burbach Yacht Company in Fruitport, Michigan (near Muskegon). She is 38-feet long, 9 1/2’ wide and is constructed of one inch carvel planked mahogany over oak frames. Her 55-foot mast is made…

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Her Name is Last Cast

By Ed Bowles Her name is Last Cast and she’s a 22-foot wooden flat-bottomed dory built for beach launching and landing in the surf at Pacific City, Oregon. The dory fleet launches off the beach in the lee of Cape Kiwanda by backing into the surf with tilt trailers. It can be quite a bucking…

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