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“Love & Luck” — 1937 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout

Thanks to long time Woody Boater Michael Maddox for reporting in from this past weekends big event on Lake Chatuge. This lake is amazing and better yet, surrounded by mountains and smiles.

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Michael doing his thing

Micheal is not new to woody boats, but is new to the ACBS and joined on the spot. Having built two Glen-L boats I smell a runabout in his future. So without further adooo, the boatload of photos. Take it away Micheal.

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1951 Lyman 15′ Runabout

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Owner Scott Lundy cruising on Lake Chatuge

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“Then & Now” — 1995 Grand Craft Runabout

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“Resonance” — 1965 Century Resorter

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“Resonance” — 1965 Century Resorter again

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“Bumble Bee” —1928 Chris Craft Triple

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“Bumble Bee” —1928 Chris Craft Triple

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“Smith Skiff” — 1957 Chris Craft Sea Skiff

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“Brown Eyed Girl” — 1960 Chris Craft Sportsman

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While the Blue Ridge folks were out cruising the lake on Saturday, someone capsized a bass boat. Brown Eyed Girl was one of the first on the scene, trying to help.

 

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“Blue Boy” — 1961 Glassmaster

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Blue Boy’s Mercury 800 motor.

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“Boomerang” — 1962 Correct Craft Tournament Skier

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“PAL” — 1918 Hacker Craft Gentleman’s Racer

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Miss America IX — 1930 Gar Wood Harmsworth Race Boat

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Closer up of Miss America IX

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BUMP! Super Close up of Miss America IX

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THE WAVE PERFECTED! “Lisa Ann” — 1931 Chris Craft 100

INTERMISSION

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“Duchess II” — 1935 Gar Wood Utility with her Canadian Fender/Bumper! Shame -ding, Shame- Ding!

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mmm what is this boats name?

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“Mike’s Woody” — 1947 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout

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Foreground: 1947 Chris Craft 17′ Deluxe Runabout. Background: 1978 Chris Craft Super Sport.

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“My Marijo” — 1948 Chris Craft Deluxe Runabout

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Details!

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Open it up!

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1948 Century Seamaid 1948 Century Seamaid John and April Heidrich in their 1948 Century Seamaid. John is President of the Blue Ridge Chapter of ACBS.

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“Norwegian Son” — 1950 Chris Craft Holiday – mmm I need a new maraposa bowl…

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“Jack-n-Lynn” — 1956 Chris Craft Continental Sedan

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Foreground: 1956 Chris Craft Continental Sedan. Background: 1978 Chris Craft Super Sport

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“It’s Someday” — 1958 Chris Craft Capri

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“It’s Someday” is completely original, all the way down to her original KFL engine. mmm note to self. Do story on head nut caps

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“Solana” — 1958 Chris Craft Sportsman

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“Solana” — 1958 Chris Craft Sportsman scoop and pad

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1959 Du Craft Water Bug

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“Class of ’60” — 1960 Century Resorter

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“Class of ’60”

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1972 Century Resorter

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“Linda Anne” — Modified 1975 Century Arabian

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Cruising Lake Chatuge aboard Linda Anne

INTERMISSION AGAIN

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“Mellow Yellow” — 1978 Chris Craft Super Sport

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“Fe-Fi-Faux-Fun” — 1980 Elite Craft Riviera – Owner Ken Buck preparing to back his Elite Craft Riviera into it’s slip… while everyone on the dock enjoyed the sound of its 220hp Crusader engine.

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“Blue Don” — 1985 Donzi Deluxe Runabout

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“Nancy Jean” — 1986 Fantail Launch

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“Silver” — 1989 Goodhue Hawkins Launch

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“Then & Now” — 1995 Grand Craft Runabout

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“Gad-A-Bout” — 2007 Homebuilt Glen-L Tahoe

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2013 Aristo Craft Holiday

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Aristo Craft Holiday at the scene of the capsized bass boat.

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Aristo Craft had this boat on display near the registration tent.

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In addition to the many classic boats on display, there were also these splendid models.

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The kids at the show enjoyed the annual cardboard boat building contest and race.

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Dog power-ish

WOW! I am not sure about you, but my eyeballs are dry from not blinking! Thanks so much Micheal, I think you mighyt have captured every boat in the show? Summer on Lake Chatuge sure is magic and thanks to you we all get to be there.

TADA!

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23 Responses to “A Boatload Of Live-Ish Photos From The Lake Chatuge Rendezvous”
  1. Troy in ANE

    Since they say a picture is worth a thousand words I would say that is an essay of over 55 thousand words. So many great shots I don’t know where to begin.

    Thanks Micheal for bringing us along with you!

    The color of the water is amazing, I have never seen anything quite like it.

  2. Roberta H

    Great bunch of boats at a Great looking event. Have to get there some day. Thanks for sharing

  3. Greg Lewandowski

    What a fantastic diversity of wonderful boats. The great photos brought the show into my computer screen to enjoy. Also looks like a great venue and everyone really enjoying their boats out on the lake. Bravo and thank you Michael. Your event just made my bucket list!

    • Dennis Mykols

      Greg, this lake was also on my bucket list, so I hauled the Lyman out there for a ACBS quarterly meeting during this show weekend. What a perfect setting, the resort, docks the Smokies as a backdrop. And the people, they were full of that Southern charm and Hospitality
      You and Mariann have to make that trip next year. WE may just tag along.

      • Greg Lewandowski

        Dennis,

        It would be great to do the event with you and Ronnie.

  4. Steven L Reichman

    Always nice to see our previous life flash across the screen! We were the custodians of Love & Luck before Kent. Still looking GREAT!

  5. Troy in ANE

    I want to see a video of Checkered Past skimming across the water!

    • Troy in ANE

      Better Yet!

      I want to be in Checkered Past skimming across the water!

  6. Tuobanur

    WOW! Thanks for the great pics. Hopefully next year I will be there.

  7. Scott Lundy

    Great pictures! And I’m glad you joined ACBS. Hope you’l be able to cover more shows Charlotte is always great I’ll be heading back to Colorado, maybe you can go to a Rocky Mountain Classics show!

  8. Jeff Funk/President ACBS International

    Attended one of their prior events on Lake Chatuge. It’s truly beautiful boating…and lots of water to explore. The Blue Ridge Chatper really knows how to put on a terrific event. Always well organized, covered slips, and Chapter Members make you feel welcome. I’m not surprised at all their event is well attended. Great job!

  9. Gail Turner

    Michael – What beautiful photos! Thank you for capturing this great reflection of the weekend! It truly is a wonderful event….from the boats to the camaraderie throughout. Looking forward to next year’s event already!

  10. Chris A

    Excellent pictures as usual Michael! They should pay you go cover all the shows!

  11. Troy in ANE

    What a GREAT array of unique boats.

    I sure am glad you put in intermissions or I would have been here all day.

    For some reason the picture of “Nancy Jean” keeps reminding me of one of my favorite headers.

  12. Martin

    Anyone know the owners of Love and Luck? I have the same model and year and would like to reach out to the owner for some info.

    • Al

      It is owned by Kent & LuAnn Caldwell. Fort Myers Florida. Their info. Is in the ACBS directory.

  13. Jerri

    Oh MICHAEL! What fantastic photos… It was a very special weekend. The weather gods smiled upon us and it didn’t rain until late Saturday. Lake Chatuge is just gorgeous with the surrounding mountains. The Ridges Resort always treats us like royalty too. But the best part about the Rendezvous are the people. There is so much love in this Chapter-it just can’t be contained! I do hope everyone will consider joining us June 2017 for the 30th, yup 30th Lake Chatuge Rendezvous.