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Welcome antique and classic boat enthusiasts!

President Alan Hills' May 2021 message:

At last, the warmer weather has started to appear to us. Also, many of us have received our Covid-19 vaccinations. While things are not yet what I would call normal, we are hopefully starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

We have officially kicked off the year with a workshop at the Piglet on April 17th. As always, John Justice provided us with a lot of opportunities to observe and learn from 3 projects going on there. First, of course, was the 1928 26’ Chris Craft that John has been working on that we have been calling “the skeleton”. Well, she ain’t a skeleton no more! New 5200 bottom, new topside planking, covering boards fitted; she’s really starting to look like a boat. Jeff Gelm’s “Sweet Pea”, a 17’ CC Sportsman, is getting a new bottom and occupying a building that has now been designated “The Peapod”. She’s getting ready to receive her new oak keel from stock cut from John’s property. Lastly, Michael Triplett’s 17’ CC ski boat’s engine is getting re-blocked as a 350 cu. In. Naturally, Jeff Gelm grilled up the obligatory sausage from Ray’s Market, along with some burgers and fixin’s and it all added up to a great day.  Click here to view the photo album.

In May, we have a “Get em wet” get together scheduled for May 15th at Hyco Lake, courtesy of Carol and Lonnie Sieck. We had a blast last year despite Covid and expect no less this year. See the notice in the newsletter for the details. I encourage all of you to consider attending for a fun boat ride, lunch, and fellowship.

As reported in the previous newsletter, our chapter has been invited to attend the Thomasville Vintage Power Show. The organizers reached out to me suggesting that old boats would be a fitting addition to their show, and I agree. Also, member Robert Blanchard will be bringing 2 authentic old west chuck wagons to the event and will provide free food to chapter members who attend. I hear cornbread, beans and chicken-fried steak will be on the menu. Register on arrival and space is first come, first served. I know that Judy and I, as well as Joe and Joey Peacos will be bringing boats, and in Joe’s case, his incredible Barbour Boat display. If any other members want to display, please let me know so we can tie up enough space for us to be together. I’m told this is a very interesting event with lots of different vintage power displays and demonstrations.

Looking ahead to June, the Chesapeake Bay chapter will be holding their show in St. Michaels, MD. On June 18th thru 20th. This is a major show and I highly recommend trying to get up there. The venue is fantastic, the program is well organized, and the people are wonderful.

We have a couple of new boats listed on our trading dock. As per our policy, they will be featured in the newsletter one time and remain on the website for 2 months. I happen to have seen these boats myself and feel they are certainly worth consideration if you are in the market for a nice boat.

That’s all I ‘ve got for this month. I hope to see a bunch of you in the near future as we begin to venture out a bit more. In the meantime, go take a boat ride. It’s good for you!

Alan Hills
Chapter President

What's New or News?


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

Hyco Lake Get 'Em Wet Chapter outing on Saturday May 15th.  Click here for flyer.

Just added--Boats for Sale
Check out Member Trading Dock for 1950 Chris Craft 16' Riviera.  Click here to view.

Also for sale is a 1947 22-foot Chris Craft Sportsman (U-22).  Click here to view.

Just added:  for sale a 1911 Fay & Bowen 22' Torpedo Transom Launch.  Click here to view

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