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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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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Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats 8.6.19

This 1957 Trojan Sea Queen leads the Tuesday Tour of Vintage Boats today.  My Lil’ Woody is owned by Kenn Barton and shown here at the Southern California boat show at Big Bear Lake.  Notice Woody Woodpecker has his stringer of wooden fish.   Twisted is a 1957 17-foot Century converted to a custom hacker designed…

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Judy’s In Disguise

By members William & Judy Bernhard members of ACBS After decades of wooden boat ownership my wife and daughter suggested that I acquire a fiberglass boat that they could use and not be concerned with the dreaded “dock rash” resulting from a less than perfect landing with one of our wooden boats. My wife Judy…

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