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Trailering 101

By Captain Mark Manes, NorCal/Lake Tahoe Chapter I remember very vividly as a kid, the day that my Dad crushed his hand with the boat trailer.  He was trying to hitch up my older brother’s boat and somehow managed to get his hand between the ball and the trailer hitch. As you can imagine, that…

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30th Annual Fulton Chain Rendezvous 

By Neil Satterly, Adirondack Chapter Two perfect weather days in Old Forge, NY set the stage for a great rendezvous. On Friday afternoon out-of-towners arrived early enough to join in a smooth lake cruise from Old Forge docks to Inlet. There, new friends were discovered in conversation over ice cream. The Fulton Chain shoreline is punctuated by many interesting spots and historic…

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Seeking Donations for Scholarship Auction

Help sustain ACBS’s annual boatbuilding school scholarships by making a donation to our ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION, to be held on Friday, September 10th at the 2022 Annual Meeting & International Boat Show in Burlington, Vermont.  ACBS currently seeks donations of items for both the Silent and Live Auction. Please contact ACBS Executive Director Lora Nadolski…

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Wine & Tall Ships

By Elodie Pini, France Chapter The Societe Nautique de Bordeaux (ACBS France Chapter) members participated in the Bordeaux Fête le Fleuve June 23-26th on the Garonne in Bordeaux celebrating wine and the river. The SNB members’ classic boats accompanied the tall ships for their re-entry in Bordeaux. Nao Victoria is a replica of the famous…

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Submit your Nominations for the ACBS International Awards

By Don Leutz, ACBS Vice President and Awards Committee Chair The deadline is fast approaching (JULY 15TH!!!) to nominate a deserving ACBS Chapter and/or one of its outstanding Members worthy of ACBS International 2022 Award recognition. The ACBS Awards Committee is responsible for the following International Awards: Chapter of the Year Award – Recognizes one or…

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Theodore Too

From Headquarters Photos by Aaron Hanson Being located along the St. Lawrence Seaway, means we see some pretty unique vessels from time to time in our little community in upstate New York. This past week a flotilla of local boats including the village fire boat, Last Chance, and vintage boats from the Antique Boat Museum including…

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THE BIG CHRIS-CRAFT SHOW!!!

Photos provided by Neil Satterly, ACBS Adirondack Chapter and Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club Last weekend, June 24-26th, the Michigan ACBS Chapter held their 2022 “Where It All Began” Antique and Classic Boat Show at the Algonac Harbour Club in Algonac, Michigan. This was the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Chris-Craft! By all accounts coming in, folks…

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Seeking Donations for Scholarship Auction

Help sustain ACBS’s annual boatbuilding school scholarships by making a donation to our ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AUCTION, to be held on Friday, September 10th at the 2022 Annual Meeting & International Boat Show in Burlington, Vermont.  ACBS currently seeks donations of items for both the Silent and Live Auction. Please contact ACBS Executive Director Lora Nadolski…

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Now Accepting Nominations for the ACBS International Awards

By Don Leutz, ACBS Vice President and Awards Committee Chair The deadline is fast approaching to nominate a deserving ACBS Chapter and/or one of its outstanding Members worthy of ACBS International 2022 Award recognition. The ACBS Awards Committee is responsible for the following International Awards: Chapter of the Year Award – Recognizes one or more chapters…

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Dad’s Boat

by Tom Dunn member of the Blue Ridge chapter The new fiberglass 1968 19′ Penn Yan was bought by my father after a barn burnt down along with our 1960 wooden Thompson. Penn Yan had only started making fiberglass boats a few years before that and they looked almost exactly like their wood boats. It…

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