Boat owner: John and Julie Stax
Boat: 1959 Lyman Sleeper 23-feet
Boat name: Moon Cusser

Mooncusser is our summer oasis, taking us on multi-day adventures from New Haven to Martha’s Vinyard, usually with Jessie, our Golden Retriever. Mooncusser is best described as a “Resto-Mod”, as we have upgraded every aspect of it from the original design to make it stronger, faster and more comfortable.

Boat owner: Sid Durham, Water Wonderland Chapter
Boat: 1952 19-foot Chris-Craft Racing Runabout
Boat name: Rock ‘N’ Race
Photo: This photo was taken on Gull Lake, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, by Photographer Walter Cooper during the Vintage Gold Cup Sailing Regatta, a celebration of classic Star class sailing.

Boat name: C.S. Lane
Boat owner: J. Mac McClellan
Boat model: Dyer 29
Boat Maker: Anchorage Marine, Warren, RI.

Year built: Construction began in the fall of 1957. She was launched in the spring of 1958. Hull number: #8 – Anchorage Marine is still building the Dyer 29, somewhere north of Hull #450. Hull “0” was built from wood. Construction material: Fiberglass hull. One of first production glass hulls. From the rail up the boat is wood, or a combination of wood and glass construction. No two Dyer 29s are the same as they were built to owner specs above the rail. There are hardtop versions, soft tops, open hulls (we had two as launches at our previous Club, Indian Harbor in Greenwich, CT). C.S. Lane is on her fourth engine, a new Mercruiser 5.7 MPI rated at 350 hp. Previous engine was a marinized 350 hp Oldsmobile V8. Original engine was a 135 hp Palmer.

Home Port: Grand Haven, MI, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. C.S. Lane spent her first 57 years on the northeast coast, mostly Massachusetts. We bought it and moved it to Grand Haven where we cruise the shore of Lake Michigan, and the larger lakes that line the shore including Spring Lake, Muskegon, White Lake, and several others.

Photo credit: Betty Clark took the photo just offshore from Grand Haven.

Boat owner: Gilbert Nevin
Boat model: CV-21
Boat Maker: Glastron.
Year built: 1974

Powered by a 455 cu Oldsmobile engine.

The picture was taken on the Connecticut river just south of the New Hampshire border (photo by Gil Nevin)

We would like to see a picture of your boat in the next Tuesday Tour of Classic Boats.

  • email the picture to
  • include the boat owner’s name
  • include year, manufacturer, model of boat, and name
  • tell home port and/or where picture was taken
  • give credit to the photographer, if known

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