Loon Magic

by Tom & Diane Emling members of the Water Wonderland chapter Our Gar Wood Speedster “Loon Magic” is a 2001 exact re-creation of the original 1935 gentleman’s racer. “Loon Magic” comes to current owners and ACBS Water Wonderland chapter members Tom and Diane Emling — filled with lots family stories, fond remembrances, and fascinating folklore…

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The Lucky Lady

by Kent Volmerding member of ACBS Our 1955 Century Arabian is haul number 5502. A friend of mine found it, stored under a lean-to on the side of a building, with the back of the boat unprotected. Needless to say, the boat was in bad shape. Most of the hardware was there, but the windshield…

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Our Second Home

by Dave Samson member of the Bayou Chapter I’ve always had a passion for vintage wooden boats, especially the “lake boats” I remembered from the 50’s. I restored my first runabout, a 1955 Chris-Craft Capri, that took first place awards at Lake Arrowhead, Lake Tahoe and most recently the Lake Pontchartrain wooden boat festival in…

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