Classic Boats

Have You Ever Heard Of A Bay City Boats Inc. Wooden Kit-Boat?

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If you ever happen to come across an old wooden speedboat in a barn or under a tarp in the Worcester, Massachusetts area and are confused about who originally manufactured it, we may just have the answer in todays story…

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Dirt, Gravel, or Concete – Whats The Perfect Classic Boat Floor.

Marion E. sure loves that gargae

Last night we got an email from fellow Woody Boater Alex Watson who is going to need to tear town a garage to add a bedroom.. Of course the emailer exploded with “Don’t do its”! There is a saying that…

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A Quick End To Summer

We took Suzy out with our new Fairbault blanket..

Well, it was 72 outside, perfect crisp air, a raibow of color on the leaves.. And a 30 mph wind! What the hell.. I had set aside time for a nice last gasp ride on Suzy to end a summer…

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It’s Open Mind Friday! 1971 Gibson Houseboat On Ebay

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Now hold on here. I know, I know, I can already read the bitching emails about this is for wood speed boats, why do we need to see this crap here? So save yourself the math problem.. As I said,

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Can You Solve This Mystery Boat! Please Tell Me I Am Not Right!

Take me to your leader!


 Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Terry Lewis for sending us this puzzle. If you can figure this one out, you are the either smart or have no life, cause all there is, is some grey frames and a rare…

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A Postcard From The Adirondacks – 2014 ACBS International Pre-Events

Bea Bay, Old Forge, NY

Today we have a fun story from fellow Woody Boaters Chris & Julie Bullen, who traveled from Ontario, Canada to New York’s beautiful Adirondack Mountains to participate in the recent ACBS International Pre-Events. With their V-8 powered Clarion gentleman’s race

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Results Of The RM Hershey Auction – Would You Buy A Classic Boat At A Collector Car Auction?

Runaway Jane  - Photo Courtesy RM Auctions

Earlier this week we ran a story on the 2014 RM Hershey, Pennsylvania Auction which included two significant Chris-Craft wooden speedboats to be offered among the 160 collector cars and automobilia related items, scheduled to cross the block on Thursday…

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EVANGELINE – Henry Ford’s 1924 33′ Hacker

Henry Ford 1924 33' Hacker

American industrialist Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford. In doing so, Ford converted the automobile from an expensive curiosity into a practical conveyance that…

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Brand New For Winter – Express* Red Long Sleeve T Shirts!

We are very excited to offer our fellow Woody boaters a nice 2014 Winter collection Long sleeve t-shirt. This way you can keep...

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Rememebr that little fiberglass Sea Skiff we featured on ebay a while back! There she is at the International Show! new owner and big ACBS President Brian Gagnon knows how to have some fun!

If There Is A Woody Lake In Heaven, This Is It!

What could be better than stunning weather, with a group of pals that all want to do one thing! Go boating. Here is a...

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Our pal and fellow Woody Boater Charles Mistele at the helm of Miss America IX.. Now that is a hat!

Breaking News – Hagerty Names 2014 Hall Of Fame Inductees!

We interrupt part two of the Pacific Northwest ACBS Story for some humbling news. To Quote the news from the Hagerty website, “The Hagerty...

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M-Fine’s M-ighty Fine Penn Yan!

We talked about a bit in previous stories, but today its all about the M -fine Penn Yan. Officially a 1976 Bicentennial Penn...

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Tommy Mertaugh Memorial Scholarship Fund At The Great Lakes Boat Building School.

Late yesterday we received this note from The Great Lakes Boat Building School and E. James Mertaugh family regarding a new scholarship in the...

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