Getting her ready for the Summer! Freshly painted Chris Craft Green and White.
This past weekend as you know we made the trek up to Buffalo and along the way to pick up the Wicker Sisters, we were invited By Woody Boater Andy C in the comment section to visit the Niagara Frontier ACBS Work Shop. Not a work shop on doing stuff, but a real building club house type thing. WOW. What a cool space and fantastic idea. Why doesn’t every chapter have a place like that?
An unassuming building on the outside
The meeting room in the shop
A club house, workshop storage area for folks to gather all the time rather than during a meeting. It’s genus and how it should be done.
This Penn Yan is there to “hopefully ” take a slight bend in the hull wood. She is just hanging around
There are a bunch of Coronado’s in there, and that massive thing in the back is actually a race boat from back in the day! Under restoration! YIKES!
Lots a great guys all getting there boats ready! Final coat of varnish on a wonderful Century
There are boats and cool stuff in all sorts of stages of repair! Below is a one family boat being saved for another decade
That lettering! Ooof Ya!
A flat Keel, these parts of from preserved Lumber found in Boston Harbor and is over 100 years old!
The boat has been in the family since new, and in the “Shop” for some of that time being restored.
More cool stuff.
Bob and his golden hat! How cool is that? This stuff is just laying around. It’s a living museum, without being called a “museum”. That would ruin it. It’s the continuum of our life thats special here!
They have a board room! HA How many bottles of Schmidt’s were downed at this table with a bucket of Wings over the years? mmmmmm
Fun show stuff for the kids
One cylinder power
Andy C’s 25 Sportsman ready for a new bottom. Yikes that thing is massive. Oh wait. I knew that.
In our town of Reedville we have a place we would love to purchase for just a situation. Its just not for sale. But I have dreams of making a place with Free coffee, and always helping folks understand the world that I love so much. Like a church for classic boaters. I think there is one of these around in Florida I think as well. Does your club have one? If not, start looking around, it makes sense and is a great way to grow your chapter and thus the ACBS, and thus the culture.