Live-ish From The Portland ACBS Antique & Classic Boat Show.

Thanks to our West Coast Corespondent. Texx, we can now enjoy Portland. More tomorrow on celebrity WoodyBoater Cole Franchini and his latest barn find.Portland Oregon
The 3rd Annual Maritime Heritage Festival in Portland, Oregon was a huge success again this year. The event is organized by the Columbia – Willamette Chapter of the ACBS (Antique & Classic Boat Society) and the (Portland) Downtown Marketing Initiative, held at the Riverplace Marina & Docks at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Congratulations to Chairman Chris Finks and his team of volunteers who worked very hard to ensure that every aspect of the event ran perfectly. The name “Maritime Heritage Festival” best describes the event, as it’s more a celebration of boating and the rich history of the Willamette River. The weather was perfect and the attendance was great during the three day event.

The classic water skiing demonstration was a crown favorite.

“Miss Lucy” a 1930 22.5′ Dart owned by Jun Morris
Century boats are popular in the Portland area and were well represented at this year’s show. Rick Means 1958 21′ Century Coronado (forground) and Greg Bateman’s 1966 17′ Century Fibersport.
Steve Spahr’s 1966 Century Resorter that’s he has owned for many years.

Chuck Kellogg’s 1955 21′ Chris-Craft Cobra “007” – Chrysler Hemi Powered with twin Paxton Superchargers for a little extra kick!
“Shaman” is a 1940 19′ Gar Wood runabout and is owned by Gene Hand.
Steve Franchini for the Best Amateur Restoration at this year’s Portland show, for their 1957 Tollycraft Rumpas. Steve considers that to be a family award as everything they do is a “Team Effort.” Look for more on the Franchini’s tomorrow.

Brian Robinson was on hand this year to help with the judging, along with Mike Mayer (Chief Judge), Dick Dow, Mike Green, Fred Mayer, Tim Robinson & Alan Thomle.
Alan Thomle brought along “Greyhound” a 1921 33′ Yandt Gentlemen’s Race Boat powered by a 12 Cylinder, 750 HP Rolls Royce for everyone to enjoy.
The best way to “Beat the Heat” this year was to get out on the water…

Texx

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One Response to “Live-ish From The Portland ACBS Antique & Classic Boat Show.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Has everyone noticed the dearth of comments and lack of contoversy when the weather is nice and we're all out using our boats, vs the middle of the winter when we're all grouchy. Keep up the great blog though, we all still read it, our minds are just in a better place.

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