Live-ish From Lake Arrowhead California.


Woodys Rest WahiniThanks to fellow Woody boaters Marten and Theresa Anderson we get a nice live -ish report in from one of the nicest lakes on the west coast. now its a small lake, but the folks there make it feel big with true passion and kindness. For those of you unfamiliar with lake Arrowhead. Head out of LA east ish for about two hours to the top of a mountain, and BAM, there you are in an Alpine Village with a lake. no kidding. And the boats there are true California perfection. The show usually has a great collection of Woody Cars as well all mixed in on a wonderful day of coolness. So sit back and enjoy the report. thanks again to Martin and Theresa!.

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Live’ish from the 2015 Southern California ACBS Chapter Lake Arrowhead Boat Show

Saturday morning the Southern California chapter of the ACBS and the Rim of the World Historical Society hosted the 31st Annual Lake Arrowhead Wooden Boat Show.  35 boats were in attendance this year for a spectacular show and beautiful weather.
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Saturday evening’s awards banquet honored a variety of boats.

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Best Postwar Double Cockpit and Best Chris-Craft went to went to Dave Samson’s 1955 Chris-Craft Capri “A Very Good Year.”

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Best Outboard Boat went to Mike LeCompte’s 1958 17’ Thompson Sea Lancer “Mellow Yellow.”

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Farthest Traveled Boat went to Jeff Raines’ 1955 16’ Mercury Sabre “Damn Straight.”

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Best Outboard Motor went to Brad Menet’s 1957 35HP Johnson Javelin on a North American 330 Ensign “Old Glory.”

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Best Engine went to Dave Anderson’s 100HP Graymarine in a 1956 18’ South Coast Runabout “Wicked Wahine.”

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Oldest Boat in Show went to Tim Vanderveen’s 1932 23’ Hacker Craft Dolphin Triple Cockpit “Dutch Treat.”

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Best Century went to Don Greene’s 1947 17-1/2’ Sea Maid “Sweet Tea.”

> The ACBS International Most Original/Best Preserved and Best of Show went to John Dullam’s 1954 Chris-Craft 19’ Racing Runabout “Nervous.”

The ACBS International Most Original/Best Preserved and Best of Show went to John Dullam’s 1954 Chris-Craft 19’ Racing Runabout “Nervous.” Woody boater file photo

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People’s Choice Award went to Dave Grundies’ 1957 Kettenburg Sweet 16, “Sweet.”

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And finally, Ladies Choice went to Bob Kircher’s 1958 17’ Dorsett Catalina “Escapade.”

Thanks for the great report LIVE-ISH from California!

7 replies
  1. Walt
    Walt says:

    Wait, there’s still a lake in SoCal with water? How many years until this show is a land based show?

    • m-fine
      m-fine says:

      They will probably drain the lake to make “clean” hydro power and irigate marijuana fields.

  2. Wicked Wahine
    Wicked Wahine says:

    A BIG Mahalo to Marten & Theresa for their coverage of our 31st Lake Arrowhead Antique and Classic Boat Show. This year’s show was well attended by over eighty members at our Saturday night awards banquet. Although the water level was down this year, It didn’t deter thirty eight Woody and Classic boaters to enjoy the 85 degree weather. A fantastic time was had by all

  3. Laura
    Laura says:

    Congrats F.I.L. – great win for the Wahini!! Congratulations as well to all of the other boaters! It looks like a wonderful time was had by all! We were sending our best wishes from Boston!!

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