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SPLASH BACK SATURDAY- Classic Fiberglass Shootout, Two Big Guns From The 70’s – Century Arabian vs Chris-Craft XK-19

By the late 1960’s and early 1970’s the fiberglass boat business was growing quickly and the modern designs were beginning to take shape for both Chris-Craft and Century. The muscle car era was peaking in terms of popularity and horsepower, and the boat builders were also focused on performance with the availablity of big V-8


Chasing Down A Blue Tarp Special

OVER THE YEARS, many of us have been involved in chasing down a sketchy lead, with the hope of maybe finding an old wooden boat. Usually those leads take us down rural roads well off the beaten path, searching through barn yards or at a lake sniffing around in a musty old boat house with


Kerry Price Has “True Grit”

TODAY ON WOODY BOATER WE ARE TIPPING OUR CAPS to our friend Kerry Price. Kerry is a true gentleman and I am proud to call him my friend. One of the many highlights of the Woods and Water 2015 pre-events last September was to once again spend some time with Kerry – and to finally

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Live-ish From The Pickwick Landing Rendezvous – Classic Boating On The Tennessee River!

TODAY WE ARE HEADING DOWN SOUTH TO THE TENNESSEE RIVER with contributor Allen Papendick (his official Woody Boater code name / handle is “Wylie”) for the 24th annual Pickwick Landing Rendezvous – presented by the Dixieland ACBS Chapter. While classic boaters in some parts of the country are hauling out their boats and sticking them

Yesterday We Lost A Great Man – Bill Baldwin

We are sad to report that our friend Bill Baldwin passed away yesterday in Dallas, Texas. Bill’s lifetime of contributions to the antique & classic boating hobby go well beyond his award winning work as Managing Editor of the Brass Bell – the official publication of the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club. Bill touched everyone he