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Surf the Bay- 2017

Heartland Classics was again invited to bring our classic boats to the 2017 Surf the Bay event in the Fairfield Bay Arkansas. This is the second year we have participated in this event.

Kevin and Jeannie Hogan arrived on Wednesday, June 14th having spent several days in Eureka Springs Arkansas after leaving Branson Missouri following the Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake.

Mike Yancey arrived Thursday morning having also spent time in the area after leaving Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake.

Kevin and Mike quickly got their boats launched, though the high water did provide some challenges with the ramps under water.

Forrest and Kally Bryant arrived next, quickly followed by Paul Hastings and then Scott and Linda Hendren. These 3 boats were launched and then it was time to check into our lodging locations and head to our next event, EATING, at El Pablano’s Mexican Restaurant.

Friday morning was cruise day. Kevin Hogan and Jeannie were in Love Me Timber, Scott and Linda in Wax On, Wax Off, and Forrest and Kally Bryant, Mike Yancey, and Paul Hastings were in Free Spirit. It was a beautiful, slightly overcast day keeping the temperatures in check as we headed south on the lake.

The water was smooth and we enjoyed a leisurely pace as Forrest Bryant led the group. Around 11:30, it was time once again for our favorite event, getting together, having conversations, and EATING.

So we headed by boat to Janssen’s On the Lake for lunch. We arrived and had just enough slips in their courtesy docks to get all the boats secured. We walked up the hill and had a great lunch. This is a very popular restaurant that is only open Thursday thru Sunday, so it is always busy.

We headed back to Fairfield Bay Marina.

John Conry, the marina manager, was glad to see Heartland Classics in attendance once again and wanted to make sure the classic boats were prominently displayed. One of the benefits of the high water is that the walkway to the marina was quite long, and enabled all the boats to be parked along the walkway, allowing everyone who came to the event, to admire these works of art as they came to the event. Heartland Classics also set up a table on the marina docks with information about ACBS and the Heartland Classics Chapter giving us the opportunity to talk with folks and tell them more about the club’s objectives and encourage those with interest to come join us.

Friday evening we all met at the Little Red Restaurant for dinner. We had an excellent meal and spent a leisurely time in conversation with excellent service from the staff. We were the first group into the large dining room and the last to depart.

Saturday morning was the primary show day. There was a strong breeze that kept the temperatures in check with a mix of overcast skies and sun. The event was well attended with a mix of folks of all ages. There were bands on the floating stage as well as kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and flyboard demonstrations with the opportunity to allow attendees to try their skill. Our own Paul Hastings took up the challenge.

We participated in a boat parade around the marina and docks around 3PM. We were led by a small tug boat replica in which the John Conry, Fairfield Bay Marina Manager led. It was then time to re-load the boats and head for our final event, EATING.

We went to Janssen’s On the Lake for dinner. Again, the restaurant was packed with a long line of folks waiting to get seated. The food was excellent and abundant. As we finished dinner, we all said our good-byes before heading once again to our overnight lodging.


Thanks to Mike Yancey for report and pictures. Also Scott Hendren for additional pictures.

2017 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake

After weeks of flooding rain, a window of perfect boating weather opened on Table Rock Lake for 25 boats and 73 people from 11 states to enjoy a weekend of cruisin’ n eatin’, eatin’ and cruisin’ on Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri.

Classics Cruisin’ in early June is a tradition of the Heartland Classics Chapter.  One day of extra cruising was arranged for the early birds on Thursday with a 66 mile (round trip) cruise for lunch up the James River arm of Table Rock Lake to the Cape Fair Marina. Seven boats made that trip including this 1987 Cobalt Cuddy Cabin.

Thursday evening the group gathered to greet old friends and meet new ones at Rock Lane Resort, our host resort and marina.  Even a 1951 Ford “woody” car joined us all the way from Florida.

The first big meal of Friday was at the Floating Café on Indian Point, just a short cruise away to start the day.  Friday’s participants chose one of two routes, one south into the Long Creek Arm of the lake venturing into Arkansas waters, or west and north to a marina for an ice cream treat.  Classic boats are seen here staging for the cruise leaders to lead the way. 

Saturday’s cruise was the long one – 82 miles round trip – west on Table Rock Lake to the Big M Marina where we were joined by this 1967 42′ Owens Aruba.  The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce had promoted the “show” so a few hundred people came to see the boats even though is was a “Mini” show in a remote area.

Two more boats that were “first-timers” at the event were this 1964 Shepherd and a 1949 Greavette, both manufactured in Canada, but now in home ports in Oklahoma and Kentucky.

Also new this year at the dock was a 1957 Wizard 26’ steam powered launch which had been a Navy whale boat tender. 

The gathering at the Ozarks Yacht Club on Saturday evening was a chance to visit, compare boat stories, and make plans for the future.  This was the 15th Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake Event.  Each year proves to be a reunion of sorts as well as the beginning of new relationships and new traditions.

 

2017 Hot Springs Classic Meant a Good Time

Lake Hamilton gave attendees at the Hot Springs Classic a PERFECT cruising day on Friday, April 7, 2017. No wind! Not a cloud in the sky! Not too hot – not too cold – just right!

We started with a sweet breakfast at Clay and Patty Thompson’s lake home.  They’ve added to the boardwalk complete with cleats for our dozen classic boats to tie up. The outdoor kitchen at the dock was new this year. This dock is the home of Summertime, a 1949 Chris Craft Sportsman 25′ with twin Chris Craft engines.

After morning cruising, lunch time was at Fisherman’s Wharf and then afternoon cruising.  Participants got to see more of Lake Hamilton than ever before – who could pass on this perfect day for boating?

Burban & Water is right at home on Lake Hamilton. Owned by Fred Burban, she is a 1965 Chris Craft Commander 38′ with twin Chevrolet engines.

Event Chair Mike Langhorne leads the tour of Lake Hamilton from the deck of Pu Haps owned by John and Marilyn Davenport.  Pu Haps is a 1961 Owens Sea Skiff 25′ powered by a Flagship 185.

Sea Rafter made her maiden voyage this weekend after a four-year restoration.  This beautiful 1953 Chris Craft 18′ Riviera is owned by Mike and Deb Binns.

Saturday was show day at the Garvan Woodland Garden’s dock.  There was a steady stream of visitors to view the variety of classics.  A big hit was this 15′ aluminum 1960 Cadillac Coronado with a 40 hp Johnson. She is owned by Roy Showalter and Parker Showalter.

Steve and Karin enjoy this eye-catching candy-red XK-18 Chris Craft Ski Jet named XKape  owned by Steve Spinharney.

John and Glenna Ganster brought this beautiful 1964 Shepherd Runabout 22′ with a Chrysler 350 named Shep ’64.   

Heartland Classics Chapter President Mike Yancey and Denese had fun in their 1979 Caravelle 17.5′ with a Mercruiser 165.

This perfectly preserved 1986 Cobalt BR21 with a Mercruiser 260 has been owned by Stuart Perry since it was ordered in 1986 and is at home on Lake Hamilton.
More beautiful Chris Crafts from Oklahoma.  Here is Dan and Alicia Diehl’s 1955 21′ Cobra,-and a 1940 Chris Craft Custom Runabout Barrelback 19′ powered by a Chris Craft engine named Woodwind owned by Buddy and Sherri Butler.

Pina Colada returned to the lake after some time out to be restored.  She is a 1962 Century Resorter 19′ with a Gray 240 owned by Paul Hastings.

It was fun to have the Watkins family back with us. The next generation now has a classic boat – this 1989 Mastercraft 19′ Prostar 190 powered with a Ford Windsor 351 named Three Buoys captained by Collier.

Wheaties was there at the lake but needs a new fuel pump.  We’ll see her running at the next event. Other members who added to the fun were Scott and Linda Hendren, Bill Murphy and Jan Wofford, and Chuck Gibbs and Kathleen Barrett.

Missouri boats that added to the show were:
Free Spirit, the beautiful 1996 Hackercraft 26′ Runabout Double owned by Forrest and Kally Bryant,

and Wood Carver, a 1965 Carver Commander 17′ with an Evinrude 70hp outboard owned by Don and Kathy Parker and Chickadee, a 1955 Chris Craft 15′ Utility owned by Richard and Cara Moist.

Fun people, fun weekend on a beautiful lake.

 

 

 

2017 Winter Exhibition Boat Shows

Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS participated in the Kansas City AND Oklahoma City Sport Shows in 2017.

Though people pay to see the newest boats and camping equipment, it seems the main attractions at these shows might be the CLASSICS.

In Kansas City, Forrest Bryant had compiled a slide show of chapter boats and boating which ran continuously, always drawing spectators. The boats displayed included Free Spirit, a contemporary replica, an amphicar, and a Classic Century Resorter.

The Oklahoma City Show presented Heartland Classics with the Best Show Display Award – that’s two years in a row!  Buddy Butler recruited six Classic boats which always drew attention in the exhibition hall.

Pictured above at the hall entrance is Butler’s !940 Antique Chris Craft 19′ Custom Barrel Back and Danny Holloway’s Classic 1957 Hafer 16′ Runabout.

Here are other boats exhibited at the Oklahoma City Show:

1972 Chris Craft 18' Ski Jet named XKape owner Steve Spinharney
1972 Chris Craft 18′ Ski Jet named XKape
owner Steve Spinharney
1979 Custom CV-X20 with a Ford 460
owner Davy Jones
1959 Chris Craft 18′ Continental named The Baby owners John & Glenna Ganster
1955 Chris Craft 21′ Cobra
owned Dan & Alicia Diehl

2017 Winter Restoration Workshop

Well Attended Winter Workshop with Interesting Topics

Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS held its 2017 Winter Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 18th.  It was a beautiful day to travel (no ice, snow, or wind) and the great turnout enjoyed being inside Brent Howard’s spacious workshop for lessons to be learned and outside for the incredible lunch prepared by Chuck Gibbs and Kathleen Barrett.

Dan Diehl always pulls together interesting topics and dynamic presenters.  Here’s a brief recap of the day:

Oils for Older Engines – discussion continued from last year.  Look for ZDDP as an important ingredient to help avoid cam failure.  Generally, older engines require higher viscosity oils.  Good choices are Rotella and Valvoline VR-1.  Synthetic oils seem to be working, Mobile 1 being a good choice.

Trailer Maintenance – Chick Wheat demonstrated how to pack the bearings on trailer hubs.  Because boat trailers typically back into water, then drive just a short distance before sitting, often for a long time, metal parts start to rust.  He had many examples to share.  It is imperative to use Marine grade grease.  He also cautioned not to over-fill with grease which forces the grease onto the brake pads where it defeats the purpose of the brakes.

Inlay Technique to Replace Damaged Wood – Dave Lundy, master woodworker in Brent Howard’s shop, demonstrated u17-Workshop-Lundy-inlaysing a 3-part router kit to create an inlayed replacement piece for a spot of damaged wood in an existing plank.  Using the same pattern, Dave cut out the damaged spot, cut the replacement, slightly beveled the edge, and glued it into place.  The key to making it appear seamless is to use wood for the replacement piece that is about the same age as the original plank so that they sand and finish the same.

Marine Upholstery – Jodee Winkle from MOSS SEAT COVER MFG AND SLS CO in Tulsa explained the process for reupholstering boats as well as carpet installation, making tops, and boat covers.  Beyond resewing or replacing upholstery, she discussed the pros and cons of products used in maintaining quality vinyls and leathers.

Lunch – was mentioned above, but what a treat.  Chuck Gibbs brought his big grill.  He and Kathleen Bennett served burgers and dogs from the grill with all of the fixin’s.  Seemed like a summertime picnic.  Thanks, Chuck and Kathleen.

Marine Finishing Supplies – Paints Plus owner Bob Blonstein is a wealth of knowledge about products used at all stages of boat maintenance, preservation, restoration, even new construction.  Bob brought tools and prod17-Workshop-Paints-Plusucts and samples.  He discussed the advantages of newer products.  Many of the sanders and sandpapers are now “dust free” composed of Cubitron and aluminum oxide for longer life.  A new process from Awlgrip to finish wood provides 10 times the UV protection of older products.  It starts with one coat of primer, two heavy coats of grain fill, and then six coats of clear finish.  Clay Thompson agrees that it produces a quality finish.

Youth Projects for Show Events – John Platou from the Southwest Chapter showed slides and told about the Youth activities that are popular at the Keels & Wheels event each year at Seabrook, TX.  The “Build a Boat” lets kids add two or more screws to the construction of a wooden boat made of pre-cut pieces of plywood.  “Paint a Boat” has a completed wooden boat with “patches” designated for individuals to paint with grade school poster paint.  Each kid adds their own design – later washed off for the next year’s crew.  And the third activity is “Rebuild an Engine” where a gasoline engine is totally taken apart and then reassembled – many times over the weekend.

Fiberglass Repair – not exactly the elephant in the middle of the room, but the fiberglass hull of a 1971 Chris Craft Lancer seemed huge.  Mike Yancey bought this boat because of its deep vee hull making it a good craft to handle in rough water.  Obviously, hours have already been invested to sand off the original blue paint down to the fiberglass.  Mike showed how he is reinforcing areas that need repair and showed the process for laying down the new layers of fiberglass.  It will be interesting to watch the progre17-Workshop-wooden-chairss on this project over the next year(s).

And speaking of next year – Dan Diehl is already looking for topics of interest.  What would you like to learn at the next workshop?  What skill can you share when we meet again next February?

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Heartland Classics recognized at 2016 ACBS Awards Banquet

Heartland Classics Chapter was very well-represented at the ACBS Annual Meeting and International Boat Show held at Lake Tahoe last week.  Clay Thompson and Dan Diehl served as judges at the prestigious boat show and 16 other chapter members were in attendance at the event.

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Heartland Classics Chapter’s Mahogany and Chrome magazine was named the best newsletter/magazine publication among all ACBS mid-sized chapters.  This is the second time the chapter and Editor Forrest Bryant have received this recognition.   Since our chapter includes members from many states Mahogany and Chrome has been instrumental in the growth and health of Heartland Classics.  Congratulations to Forrest Bryant and all who have written articles, submitted pictures, etc.

The 2016 ACBS Rover Award went to Mike Yancey in recognition of his planning and leadership of the inaugural Arkansas Odyssey River Cruise.   The Rover Award   recognizes outstanding effort by an individual or group in organizing and implementing a cruise that encourages the use of classic boats.  It was a great event and plans are already underway for a similar multi-day cruise Arkansas River cruise in 2017.  This is the third time a Heartland Classics member has received this award.  Way to go Mike!

The 2016 ACBS Founders Award recognizes outstanding life-time achievement in furthering the goals of ACBS.  One member is recognized with this prestigious award each year.  Kathy Parker, who is currently serving as the ACBS Interim Executive Director in Clayton, NY, was the recipient this year.  She was recognized both for her leadership at the chapter level and for her service to ACBS International as a board member, including secretary of the board, and service on many committees including awards, online directory, chapter handbook, website, constitution and by-laws, etc.  We are proud of you Kathy!

And, congratulations to all members of the Heartland Classics Chapter!

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Surf the Bay

Surf the Bay 2016

Hosted by Fairfield Bay Marina, June 17th and 18th

report by Mike Yancey,
pictures by Kathleen Barrett and Forrest Bryant

Heartland Classics was invited to participate this past June 17-18 in “Surf the Bay”, an event that has been held the last few years at Fairfield Bay Marina in central Arkansas on beautiful Greers Ferry Lake.Fairfield-Bay-kb1

Surf the Bay, is a venue that includes live music, food trucks, and provides the opportunity for those attending to try wakeboarding and flyboarding as well as the availability of paddle boats and kayaks for use.

For most of the Heartland Classics members, travel day was Thursday, which was a day that got close, if not breaking, temperature and humidity records. We coordinated getting boats launched and trailers parked in Campsite B near the marina, and then had covered slips available to park our boats providing shade to help alleviate the oppressive heat.

Dinner was the next priority. A few members met at Western Sizzlin in Clinton, AR for dinner, while a larger group chose to minimize the driving distance and went to Janssen’s Lakefront Restaurant in nearby Edgemont AR. The food was excellent and the conversation and camaraderie were even better.Fairfield-Bay-kb2

After a good night’s rest, Friday’s plan was to introduce everyone to Greers Ferry Lake.  As we joined together on the docks at Fairfield Bay Marina, the sky turned from clear to overcast. To the northwest one could see some darker clouds, so soon multiple people were studying the radar on their smartphones. A small, but strong storm initially appeared to be moving directly toward us, but as we waited for it to arrive, it veered south and west. So having that threat out of our way, we departed around 10 AM to cruise. The skies remained slightly overcast keeping the temperatures slightly cooler than the previous days as Free Spirit captained by Forrest Bryant and Love Me Timber captained by Kevin Hogan, each boat with 4 passengers, cruised towards the dam. The waters were calm and the scenery was a mix of the wooded surrounding hills dotted with a number of houses along the shoreline.Fairfield-Bay-kb3

Having arrived at the dam slightly after noon, as is typical with the Heartland Classics membership, it is always time to eat. As the skies began to clear and the temperatures increased we were once again headed towards Janssen’s Lakefront Restaurant for lunch and associated air conditioning coupled with more conversation.Fairfield-Bay-kb6

After lunch we headed back to the marina as the public “early arrivals” were beginning to fill the docks. Surf the Bay attendees began streaming to see the classic boats on display and allowing Heartland Classics members to educate them about the club, our activities, and as usual “talk boats.”

Friday evening it was again time to eat, where our appetites were satisfied at The Little Red Restaurant at the Indian Hills Country Club of Fairfield Bay. At the end of the meal, all were serenaded by Paul Hastings on the piano.Fairfield-Bay-kb4

Saturday morning arrived with slightly cooler temperatures and a much stronger breeze. Additional classic boats and owners also arrived increasing the number on display from 7 to 12 with Surf the Bay events in full swing, providing a constant flow of the public down the dock where the boats were parked. it serves the purposea floating shop

Though not a complete list, some of the boats on display included:

  • 26 foot Hackercraft owned by Forrest and Kally Bryant
  • 19 foot Chris Craft XK-19 owned by Mike Langhorne
  • 29 foot Saint Picnic Launch owned by Wayne and Doll Elliott
  • 18 foot Riva Junior owned by Paul Hastings
  • 17 foot Caravelle owned by Mike and Denese Yancey
  • 21 foot Century Coronado owned by Kevin and Jeannie Hogan
  • A small Duracraft owned by Bill and Anne Buchanan
  • A small Wagemacher owned by Bill and Anne Buchanan
  • 21′ Century Coronado owned by new members Randall and Karen Algee
  • Another Century was on display along with a recently renovated Duracraft and a homemade boat equipped with a 1910 single cylinder engine, unique in the sound it made while running.Fairfield-Bay-kb5

It was an excellent display of a variety of boats; wood, fiberglass, old, and contemporary. Heartland Classics made a lot of contacts with people interested in classic boats with the potential to get involved and join the club.

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Saturday evening was the normal rush to get all boats loaded onto trailers and then head for the night’s dinner locale. Tonight it was back to The Little Red Restaurant. After a good meal, we all said our goodbye’s as everyone would be departing at various times the next day.

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Though Fairfield Bay is in a remote area in Arkansas, and the roads are crooked as well as very hilly, the opportunity to experience another beautiful lake within the geographic area covered by Heartland Classics chapter and meet some of our members that we see infrequently made the challenges worth it.

So, mark your calendars for our next event, Mahogany and Chrome at Arrowhead Yacht Club on the Grand Lake of the Cherokees in northeast Oklahoma. Look forward to seeing you there.

 

Report on Classics Cruisin’ 2016

Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake 2016

oh beautiful for spacious skies - taken from 1958 Century 21' Coronado

Over the hills and through the woods to Rock Lane Resort came 24 boats and 65 people to  the Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake Weekend in June of 2016.

hills leading to and from Branson, Missouri

The land display this year featured four Glastron/Carlson boats from the collection of Jay and Tricia Krause.  Jay has been collecting and preserving these eye-catching boats for about 15 years.  Two of these boats did get to join us in cruising on Sunday.

Glastron/Carlson boats featured at the 2016 Classics Cruisin' Table Rock Lake

The Thursday evening gathering at Charlie’s for dinner helped us get acquainted with new friends and catch up on the news from those who had attended before.  This year’s event had friends from 10 states including 14 boaters who had never attended before.

On Friday, the sky was tumbling with clouds, but the water was calm, so cruising was delightful!  We started at the Floating Café at Indian Point where Andy and staff more than filled us with a midmorning brunch.

Friday Brunch at Floating Cafe on Indian Point

Then the choice of cruising was to go south toward Arkansas or west and north toward Springfield.  Both cruises led into beautiful river-like scenery.

Pu-Haps 1961 Owens 25' Seaskiff

Friday evening was unstructured and just for fun with eating, drinking, and dancing at the Parrott Pavilion back at Rock Lane.

early morning rain

Saturday morning, it rained SO hard, but at 9:30 quit, so we gathered at the dock and headed west for about 41 miles to the Kings River.  The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce hosted us at Carmelina’s on the Marina Dock with a great pizza lunch.  Close to 300 people from the area greeted us there as we came cruising in.

Pizza at Carmelina's, Kings River Marina

A special memory of the 2016 event happened here.  The 16’ Century “Lake Rat” somehow was left behind the crowd.  Someone was about to go find them when they were spotted slowly coming up the river channel with a large new fiberglass boat close behind.  On closer inspection, Lake Rat was being a good Samaritan towing the in-distress new boat back to its slip.  Hooray for tough old boats.

Lake Rat 1968 Century 16' Cheetah

An afternoon cruise back and we were all ready for a fun evening at the Ozarks Yacht Club and long conversations about boats and anniversaries, boats and new weddings, boats and river cruises, and boats, and when we could do this again.

lots to talk about the final evening

Here are some boat pictures captured over the weekend.  These pictures came from Bruce Hurst, Marilyn Davenport, John Thompson, Tony Fure, Chuck Gibbs, Steve Spinharney and Kathy Parker.

Edelweiss Chris Craft Commander SedanEdelweiss Chris Craft Commander Sedan

XKape pure eye candy on steroidsXKAPE 1972 Chris Craft XK18 Ski Jet

The Only Bid 1974 Crestliner NorsemanThe Only Bid 1974 Crestliner Norseman

Free Spirit 1996 HackerCraft Runabout DoubleFree Spirit 1996 HackerCraft Runabout Double

Love Me Timber 1958 Century CoronadoLove Me Timber 1958 Century Coronado

Lake Affect 1967 Owens ArubaLake Affect 1967 Owens Aruba

For The Good Times 1971 Chris Craft XK19For The Good Times 1971 Chris Craft XK19

M.-Thompson-Thompson“N”2 Deep -1958 Thompson Off-Shore

Wood Carver 1965 Carver CommanderWood Carver 1965 Carver Commander

1979 Caravelle1979 Caravelle

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Lily Pad – 1984 Skiff Craft 24′ Hard Top

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Ed Higgins in W.A.V.E.S. 1961 Higgins 18′ Mandalay

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1948 Higgins 26′ Deluxe Sedan Cruiser

2016 Hot Springs Classic

Opening of Heartland Classics 2016 Boating SeasonHot Springs 2016

The Natural State pulled every shade of green from the crayon box to color the mountains of Ouachita National Forest which surrounds Lake Ouchita in Arkansas. Adding to the beauty was a big blue sky and calm waters – a perfect weekend for the Opening of Heartland Classics 2016 Boating Season.

Seven boats represented a diverse spectrum of antique and classic boats.  The “Antique” boat was a 1940 Chris Craft 19’ Barrelback owned by Buddy and Sherri Butler. “Woodwind” is symbolic of style and grace on the water and a great ride for her crew.

HC 2016 Butler-Woodwind

“Classic” boats included a 1954 Chris Craft 14’ Cavalier owned by Dick & Cara Moist, a 1958 Century 21’ Coronado owned by Kevin & Jeanne Hogan (and Labrador Harley), and a 1965 Carver 17’ Commander owned by Don & Kathy Parker.HC-2016-Parker-Wood-CarverHC 2016 Moist-Chickadee

HC 2016 Hogan-Love-Me-Timber

“Late Classic” boats added interest and color to the fleet.  Mike Yancey led the cruises in his blue 1979 Caravelle 17.5’ I/O.  Alex & Linda Barry had fun in the red and white 1968 Cobalt 18’ Bubble Deck.HC 2016 Yancey-CaravelleHC 2016 Barry-Cobalt

Forrest & Kally Bryant are so generous in giving rides in their “Contemporary” 1996 Hacker Craft 26’ Double Cockpit.    HC 2016 Bryant-Free-Spirit

In all, 26 participants were part of the Friday and Saturday cruises which fit in between all of the eating opportunities offered in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Mountain Harbor Resort (the host venue) and other resorts on Lake Ouachita, and ending on the Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat on Lake Hamilton.

 

Thanks to all that took part, and especially, Mike Langhorne, chapter president and event organizer. Now, we’re primed for the rest of the season.