Boat Safety

By Brent Howard All it takes for an explosion is fuel fumes and a small spark. The 1955 Century boat explosion is a heads up to evaluate boats for explosion risk and take needed action to insure our boats are safe to enjoy. Take a safety tip from Pilots. Before each flight, pilots do a…

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47th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

The Lake Tahoe California Concours d’Elegance was held August 9 and 10 at Obexer’s Boat Company and Marina on the west shore. John L. Hacker Crafts were the marquee boat this year. 2019 marks the 101st anniversary of the original Hacker Boat Company. From a small beginning and gathering of Tahoe Yacht Club members displaying…

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Empty Nest? Well Maybe Not.

By member Stephen Wright  I think it’s fair to say that I got the classic wood boat bug early on. I always envisioned myself restoring a classic wood boat, and I even reconfigured my garage for that prospect. So, I think it’s fair to say that the next step in boating came as a bit…

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Robusto

By Ken Gimble member of Inland Empire chapter ROBUSTO – Name is a series of Cigar shape related boat names owned by a group of us here in North Idaho. 1960 Chris Craft 23’ Sea Skiff Ranger – One of 51 Sea Skiff Hulls for 1960 and a fewer number of Range finished craft. This…

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ACBS Judging Guidelines and Safety Equipment

You may have heard that a few weeks ago a boat exploded on Keuka Lake (Hammondsport, NY) during a Wine Country ACBS Chapter event. The people on the boat, Billy and Carol Kistner, posted an update on Woody Boater, https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2019/08/04/boat-explosion-update-a-wonderful-note-from-billy-and-carol-kistner/. During the initial reporting of the accident, there were some comments about the ACBS Judging…

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