Late last night we received a Live-ish update from fellow Woody Boater Ron Stevenson, reporting from the floor at the 2014 Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Field & South Lake Union. The folks at the PNW Chapter have once again come up with a unique way to represent the hobby. – Texx
Pacific Northwest Chapter ACBS Presents
“Before & After” at The Big Seattle Boat Show!
Photos & Story by Ron Stevenson
And before Tavares, FLA no less! Oh, but none of our boats are in the water … does that matter? Oh, and only four boats, who cares, we are having fun! Except no boat rides inside, darn!
Right foreground, the cool 1957 6’3″ Skeeto with it’s 3HP West Bend engine restorted by 13 year old Cole Franchini. Left middleground is our “Before Boat” from the barn nobody found (we know it’s been there) a 1955 19′ Chris-Craft Capri (#CP 19-334) owned by club member Frank Gonzales’ parents, who bought it for their daughter Sarah some 20 odd years ago. And in the background is Warren Olson’s (after boat) also a 1955 19′ Chris-Craft Capri (CP-19-008) “Blondie”.
The Before Boat
The After Boat
Warren Olson’s 1955 19′ Capri is a self-taught, home restoration. But it is only a 90 point boat! In other words, perfect except it has been re-powered with Chris-Craft 283 V-8.
Just kidding of course… It’s a beautiful classic. – Ron
Enough of the rant. We are here promoting the mission of the ACBS – Preservation, boat rides, something about history, boat rides, restoration, boat rides, etc. Did I mention boat rides? And selling memberships! Hey, does the ACBS ever do “two-fers”?
That’s the Seattle Boat Show report, except we have had two sunny days in a row! Oh, and they will shut down the show a day early on the 1st. Something about a football game?”
The 2014 Seattle Boat Show runs from January 24 – February 1 at CenturyLink Field & South Lake Union. If you are in the Seattle area and would like to talk “old boats” – the folks from the PNW Chapter would love to see you.