Boat Shows

Troy Reports In From Lake Cobbosseecontee!

We met at the Hippler estate at 9 AM for coffee and donuts.

Thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Troy, who sent in this nice report from Maine. And no ones wearing sausage links! !
Take it away Troy,
So you asked to day “HOW WAS YOUR 4TH?”.   Actually up here in…

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Late News From The St Clair Show! First Fiberglass Boat To Win “Best Of Show” At An ACBS Event!

Best of show winner Blue Chip! 1970 30' Fino

Thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Burt Harris and Aaron LeDonne for sending in this late report. But the news about fiberglass is worth the conversation. Take it away Bert.
Was at this show last week. I think its important to…

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Late Live-ish From The Classic Boat Show In St Clair Michigan!


Thanks to fellow Woody boaters Pat Chaps and Greg Lewandowski we can all virtualy go to the St Clair show held where it all began in Michigan.. Thanks Gregg take it away..

Thanks Matt and Texx
I am passing along …

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A Woody Trip Around Beautiful Nice, Friendly, Historic, Classic, Fun, Lake Hopatcong!


On Sunday around 9AM a group of folks from the Lake Hopatcong ( by the way.. It’s HOE, like garden hoe – PAT, like Sajack, and  CONG, like King Kong! ) anyway, they, we,  all got together for a fun…

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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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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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You can take a ride in Clayton out into the Thousand Island area. A MUST SEE!

From Clayton To Tahoe, It’s Big Boat Show Season In Merica!

From this weeks big Clayton show celebrating 50 years of boat showness to the big Tahoe show on August 8th and 9th. Antique and...

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Jim, please don't take this wrong.. But your grandmother is HOT!

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.

Many of you may gasp a bit at our unusual pick of this months Woody Boat of the Month and Winner of our Sunnyland...

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Tommy talking to a class at the great Lakes Boat Building School

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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