Louie

By Chris Finks member of Columbia Willamette and Pacific Northwest chapters Louie is a 1960 Chris-Craft Constellation Hull# CXA-36-139h with hardtop option and still powered by two original Model 283HR025 Chris-Craft Marine engines serial numbers 811440 and 811441. Louie is named to honor my grandfather, James Louis “Louie” Finks Sr. whom I was very close.…

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Sassafrass

By Tarry & Polly Crumley members of the Indian Lake chapter As my wife and I spent our youth (in different states) on lakes and boating with family, we continued that life with our family by boating and moving to Indian Lake in northwest Ohio. The local group of antique wood boats kept our fondness…

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Obsession

By John Adams member of the Michigan chapter It all started in the late 1950’s when growing up on the Clinton River near Mount Clemens, Michigan. A neighbor who had several Chris-Craft Woodies would cruise to Lake St. Clair in a beautiful 18’ Capri; dressed for dinner with his wife and return after dark. I…

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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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