April and John Heiderich’s 1949 Century Seamaid slices through the wake of another boat during Friday’s Poker Run.
Fellow Woody Boater Kentucky Wonder reports in from this weekend’s 11th Annual Bluegrass Chapter ACBS Rendezvous in.. drum roll please….Lake Cumberland State Park Dock in Kentucky. This year’s event featured nearly 30 boats from across Kentucky and also from Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina.
Kerplunk, a 1948 25′ Chris-Craft Sportsman burbles along Lake Cumberland during the 11th Annual Bluegrass Chapter ACBS Rendezvous. Owned by Jack Beatley, Kerplunk won both the Peoples’ Choice award, receving the most votes from onlookers at the docks, and also the Best Utility award from the other captains.
The casual event featured a poker run (won by Brian Keen’s full house), lots of lake cruising and play time, and an awards dinner Saturday night. Each evening, many of us wandered back to the docks after dinner to socialize either in the comfort of the event headquarters, a large houseboat, or by kicking back in the comfortable upholstery of their own watercraft.
The weather was spectacular, the lake clear and warm, and the friendships renewed and strengthened.
Brian Conroy’s 1961 Boston Whaler goes airborne as he jumps the wake left by April and John Heiderich’s Century. Conroy said he felt like a teenager again after a fun afternoon on the water.
Relic greets guests to the 2013 ACBS Bluegrass Chapter boat show Saturday. Photo from the 2013 ACBS Bluegrass Chapter Show at Lake Cumberland, KY September 26-28, 2013.
Rodger and Lisa Brown blast across Lake Cumberland after the show portion of the Bluegrass Rendezvous on Saturday. Lisa Marie, their 1939 Gar Wood 19′ Custom Runabout, took the Best Runabout award at the event.
Ski Daddy, a 1958 Helton owned by Robert Hedrick, has been owned by the same family since purchased new. Robert is the grandson of the original owner.
The restored dash panel of Lesley and Cliff Caudill’s 1961 Century Resorter.
Scott Sneddon rides in the “Princess Seat” of a 1949 Greavette during Friday’s Poker Run. The third seat gets the name because it’s the smoothest ride in the boat, and also because it has its own liquor cabinet.
Visitors check out the collection of boats gathered for the 11th Annual Bluegrass Chapter ACBS rendezvous at the Lake Cumberland State Dock. Four days of perfect weather, a great assortment of boats, and lots of interested onlookers made for a fun weekend.
A set of horns adorns Brian Keen’s freshly-restored Chris-Craft. Keen received the Roman Coppola Stewardship Award for his restoration effort. No bull.
Rick Griffieth, left, and John Williams shake hands while Linda Gilker looks on Saturday. Griffieth is standing in his very original 1979 Sea Ray.
And todays header is Art Hampton waves as his 1958 Chris-craft Capri accelerates past the photo boat during Friday’s Poker Run.
Here is the list of prize winners, as voted on by the group’s captains:
Best Fiberglass: 1961 Boston Whaler, owned by Brian Conroy
Best Outboard: 1958 Helton “Ski Daddy,” owned by Robert Hedrick (youngest owner at event, age 15)
Best Utility: 1948 25′ Chris Craft Sportsman “Kerplunk,” owned by Jack Beatley
Best Runabout: 1939 19′ Gar Wood Custom Runabout “Lisa Marie,” owned by Rodger Brown
Best Lapstrake: 1963 21′ Chris Craft Sea Skiff “Alley Cat,” owned by Scott Sneddon
Best Chris Craft: 1958 Chris Craft Capri “It’s Someday,” owned by Art Hampton
Best Century: 1949 Century SeaMaid “Ju$t 1 More,” owned by John Heiderich
Most Original: 1979 Sea Ray, owned by Rick Griffieth
Captain’s Choice (Best of Show): 1929 ACF Wason “Neé de Nouveau,” owned by Bob LeDuc
Roman Coppola Stewardship Award: Brian Keen for his Chris Craft “Beezer”
Award of Distinction (Courtesy Event Venue, State Dock): 1986 John Kar Bott “Betty Ann,” owned by Rob Selin
People’s Choice, voted by visitors and onlookers: 1948 25′ Chris Craft Sportsman “Kerplunk,” owned by Jack Beatley
Thanks Mr Wonder! As usual your reports are great.