Welcome to the North Carolina Coastal and Piedmont Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society

Welcome antique and classic boat enthusiasts!

President's message regarding the Boat Barn Bash scheduled for September 25th:

Ahoy Members,

The rumor circulating in August is TRUE!!  We are about to embark on the Party of the Season on Saturday, September 25th 1 to 5 PM at member Jim Moores’ new Boat Barn on his homestead in Beaufort.  Those of you who toured Jim’s old shop at Jarrett Bay a few years ago will remember that not only is Jim a boat restorer par excellence, but he is also a collector of maritime history memorabilia.   Pictures and artifacts adorn the new boat barn.  It is like a mini-museum—lots to see.  And if you have a restoration question, Jim is a wealth of knowledge and readily shares his opinions.  Jim also is a repository of nautical history.

It was Jim’s idea to host this party—at his expense—to help our chapter recruit new members—and we don’t want to disappoint him!  This means we are relying on YOU to bring one or more prospective members to the barn bash.  Spouses and significant others are welcome to attend, of course.  Our goal is to sign up 20 new chapter members at the bash.  We’ll have the capability of completing the ACBS online application on site and a credit card can be used to pay dues on the ACBS website.

So, a little more about the party:  Jim has secured a classic rock band—The Shed--to entertain starting at around 2 pm.  Fat Fellas BBQ of Newport will provide the food at around 3 pm.  Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available all afternoon.  Guests are asked to bring a small dessert to share and a chair so you can sit and enjoy the music and the company of like-minded individuals who enjoy antique and classic boats.  Wearing a mask is optional, but suggested if you are not vaccinated (or even if you are).

Jim’s property is located off Lennoxville Road at 182 Lewistown Rd., not far from the NC Wildlife boat ramp on Taylor Creek.  The turn-offs from Lennoxville Road and from Lewistown Road will be marked with signs as his property is not easily seen from the road.  There is adequate parking, but if you can carpool, that would be helpful.  We ask that members wear their chapter name tags.

Reservations are required due to the expenses involved.  Jim does not want to under or over buy on food and drinks.  RSVP to Chapter Secretary Judy Hills at jahnbcn@gmail.com or text her at 252.670.1913 with names and email addresses of those attending by noon on September 22, 2021, but preferably sooner.  We only need one email address per member or prospective member.

Be there or be square!  It is going to be a real blast from the past!

Alan Hills
Chapter President

What's New or News?

ACBS International Boat Show Goes Virtual
If you missed the ACBS Boat Show in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, you can click below to attend the show right now (virtually online) from the comfort of your favorite lounge chair.  Nearly every boat at the show is now online, plus there's a very cool interactive map that allows you to see the home port of each boat.  Click here and follow the directions. (THROUGH THIS WEEKEND ONLY--9/25-26)

Messing About in Boats--September edition
Click here to read the September newsletter.

There are quite a few apparel choices on the ACBS website:  polos, hoodies, caps, beanies, vests, fishing shirts, pullovers, jackets, blazers, and other types of shirts—for men and women—reasonably priced.  There is  good selection of sizes as well.  You can add the ACBS logo or the chapter logo (request it from the chapter secretary) and other text (like your name).  Click here to check out the selection.

Upcoming Events:
9/24-26     Oriental, NC in-water boat show
9/25           Wings, Wheels & Keels Show in Topping, VA
9/25       Jim Moores’ Boat Shop Bash—Beaufort 1 to 5 PM to RSVP to Judy Hills by 9/22
10/9       Fall Fun Run at Lake Gaston—Eaton Ferry-guided by Jim Alexander
10/16-17  Georgetown, SC Boat Show
10/27     Chapter Annual Meeting & elections

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