Boat Shows

Lake Hopatcong 40th Classic Boat Show Delivers The Goods, And More Goods.

The line up of big winners

What happens when you combine fantastic folks, with a fantastic setting and fantastic boats? mmmm, hold on, I am trying to think of the right word..Hold on, it’s coming to me.. Ugh, don’t you hate it when you can’t find…

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Helloooo From Lake Hooooopatcong!

Fellow Woody Boater Jimmy Graver and his new 17ft Runabout getting ready for the show! Spiff it up Jimmy!

We arrived late in the day here and everyone was busy at work getting things ready for Saturdays big event.  We will be grabbing photos through out the day and hope to have reporting if anything exciting happens.  Stay tuned..…

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Summer Officialy Starts Saturday, Celebrate With Us On Lake Hopatcong Or Michigan, Or Else!

If you are in the New Jersey area, and who isn’t, or at least trying to get out of the New Jersey area this weekend, We will be reporting live ish from the Lake Hopatcong Show and celebrating the official…

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Cardboard Boater? What’s Next At ACBS Shows? Tune In Monday To Find Out!

Brooklynn Gibson, 8, foreground, gets a push from Alan Ramspeck at the start of the Cardboard Boat race Saturday afternoon at Lake Chatuge. Gibson took advantage of a slower but drier start to easily win her heat of the race.

Well, Kentucky Wonder keeps finding more fun stuff on his computer from the Lake Chatuge show this past week. This time its some fun cardboard races. This is a very fun annual event at the big ACBS show, and something…

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The Forgotten Photos From the 27th Annual Lake Chatuge Rendezvous.

A happy group of ACBS Directors and Executives prepare to launch Terry Fiest's Stan-Craft "Glacier Girl" out onto Lake Chatuge Satuday afternoon at the Ridges Resort Marina. Despite Paul Harrison's presence, no mechanical difficulties were reported.

If you ever wondered what it was like behind the scenes at a classic boat show, thanks to our reporter Kentucky Wonder for sharing these forgotten photos on his laptop, you can take a fun glimpse into the other things…

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This Weekend Boat Show Season Is In Full Swing!

Charles Mistele attaches the deck cover onto Miss America IX while preparing her for an overnight stay Wednesday, June 4, at the Ridges Resort Marina on Lake Chatuge near Hiawassee, GA.

From Georgia, to California and in between in Oklahoma, it’s boat show weekend. All very fun and well attended shows. So if you are with in a couple hrs drive you can leave the lawn mower in the garage and…

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The Second Annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance – Always Have A “Plan B”

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As the summer boat show season begins to ramp up across the country, last weekend the folks in Minnesota were also celebrating the start of summer with the Second Annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance along the shoreline of beautiful Lake…

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The 25th Chris Craft Annual Rendezvous In July, Register Soon, Come On Get the Lead Out!

It's wood, it's got Chris Craft on it! mahogany?

Today was supposed to be a wonderful story on the Chris Craft Rendezvous about to take place in the Pacific North West July 10th -  13th.  Stunning photos of amazing cruisers. Wonderful folks all coming together to take part in…

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Live – ish from Tides Tavern Classic Boat Show In Historic Gig Harbor, Washington State.

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Thanks to fellow Woody Boater Randy Mueller for sending us in this live-ish report from this past weekends gathering in Gig Harbor… take it away Randy..

Thanks Matt & Texx, here is a report from our just concluded 2nd annual

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That Was the Week That Was – by Tommy Holmes

 Tommy celebrating Johnnies trophies at Keels & Wheels 2014.

Thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater and Mr Century…the boats, not that Tommy is 100 years old..anyway thanks to Tommy  for sending in this fun Houston story. Take it away Tommy…
That Was the Week That Was
The classic…

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Reporting Live-ish From Keels and Wheels.

Wayne Carini doing his thing at the Keels and Wheels event

Thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Dennis Ryan from The Antique Boat Center for reporting in live-ish from this years Keels and Wheels show near Houston TX. Take it away Dennis..
Thanks Matt , the Keels and Wheels  event…

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Want To Know What’s Going On In Clayton This Year? Just Check Your Refridgerator.

Thanks Darla!

The good folks at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton have announced there official Calendar and the cool part is that it’s on a nice magnet. Not sure where to put such a thing? May we suggest the fridge?
It’s…

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Woody Boater Store Is Open, New Stuff In Stock.

This years 2014 summer look, is now available to the throngs of fashionistas. Thats right, now you can wear, were, where the latest in...

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What Are Our Boats? By Alex Watson.


Have you ever stopped and added it all up:  the pleasures of owning and operating a classic wooden boat, minus the costs...

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My Grandparents Steelcraft – by Jim Hilton

Fellow Woody Boater Jim Hilton sent us in this nice story of his grandparents Steelcraft the other day, in the email he said he...

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Christopher Wise and the boat his great grandfather built.

Cherup – Wise Boat Co. Woody Boater Boat Of The Month And Our Pick For Top Boat Of The Sunnyland 2014 Show.

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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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