Two fantastic shows are coming up in a couple weeks. Both have amazing boats, in an amazing location dripping with tradition, and locations of where it all began. Algonac is where power boating was started, and Lake Hopatcong is where the first ACBS chapter was formed. And here is the best part. AMAZING people.
In Algonac, you get to feel the history of classic boating in the entire community. The show is at the old Chris Craft plant, and there are one of a kind boats, cruisers. AMAZING cruisers. If you are in the area, as in 5 hrs or so, its worth that sort of drive. The big ACBS International show will be in the Port Huron area in 2018, so this crowd is gearing up big time.
There is going to be fun tours for folks that want to dive into the history of our boats, and a must goto cruise for breakfast to the OLD Club, one of the first yacht clubs in the US. Online registration for the Algonac Show and events is available HERE.
Now, the Lake Hopatcong show. It’s actually an older show. And the first ACBS chapter. For those not familiar with the Lake, its the largest lake in New Jersey, and just awash with history. This is, and was the playground for Broadway stars and still today has many artists on it being only 45 minutes from NYC.
The show is at the old original Yacht Club. Its all very period and original. There are places on this lake that are like rural parts of Maine. And the boats. ooooooffff! OK, this lake is over the top in its standards for restoration and preservation. Home to Katz’s Marina, the Katz’s gang brings out the big guns. But so do many of the club members. Also, I will add, worth a 5 hr drive. CLICK HERE FOR THE LAKE HOPATCONG ACBS SITE
Speaking of a 5 hr drive, we will be trying like hell to make the Lake Hopatcong Show and maybe have either Stinky and or WECATCHEM there. They are soooooo close.
The Kocian Gauges are done and shipped! 99% of the Graves chrome is done and shipped. Both boats are done with details needing to be ironed out.
So there you have it. You have two weeks to decide, or find a buddy to go in a road trip. Woohooo! Now stop reading this and get out there!