In this issue…
Talking up our club
Talking up our club
OACBS President’s Message – May 2019
In my last article for the Dry Dock, I commented that I visited the tent like structure where I store “Route 66” for the winter. I said she was looking forlorn but quite safe. The life jackets were hanging nicely and the bounce sheets were keeping rodents away.
My report today is a little different as I got a call yesterday from the owner of the storage spot with the information that a wind had lifted the tent and he suggested I take a look. When I first saw it, it did not look good but luck was on my side. It must have been a small tornado as the one side was of the tent was lifted completely and the wooden frame was leaning on the port side of the boat. There were four 18” re-bar hold down stakes lifted right out of the ground. The life jackets were on the ground along the starboard side but no damage to them. My storage guy is looking after moving it to a sturdier building as we speak, all is well. We are away for the month of May so we plan to launch in early June.
Our last board meeting was held on March 21st and in addition to many other topics, we looked ahead to the shows that are coming up. I will list them in order of dates:
Peachland: Sunday, May 19th. A one day show that is perfect for early launchers. The docks are well protected and there is no docking fee. We are part of a full day car show and there is always great entertainment. Contact for this Show is Steve Leslie. 778-835-9813. Please let Steve know if you plan to attend.
Penticton: Peach City Beach Cruise. This event is held the weekend of June 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. It is a huge weekend with over 10,000 visitors and features 100’s of cars of all types. Our club was invited to join their opening parade a couple of years ago and it was fun and well received. The parade is on Friday evening at 5:00. It lasts for about 3 hours and then we set up a dry land display beside the SS Sicamous. We man the display on the Saturday the 22nd. The contact for this event is Jim Cooper, 250-809-9294. It will be very hard to get accommodation in Penticton on this weekend.
OACBS Classic Boat Show: Penticton Lakeside Resort: This is our very own show and is held September 27th, 28th, and 29th. It is a great location and there are so many activities to enjoy. We are just sending out our first request for sponsors for our show. If you know of someone who would like to support our efforts to keep the antiques and classics floating, please let us know.
Make sure you mark your calendar for this one. Contact for this show is:
Jim Cooper: Show Chairman 250-809-9294
We are always looking for volunteers to help at the show. Let Jim know how you can lend a hand.
Speaking of volunteers, you may remember the following from the last Dry Dock issue. I thought I would repeat it to see if there are any folks out there who would like to become involved in the running of a chapter in the ACBS.
We currently have 6 members on your board and the expression “executive fatigue” came up. We would love to welcome new names to your board to share in the experience of becoming more involved in the running of an ACBS chapter. Please contact any of your board members to express your interest. We are able to conduct your board meetings on Skype so there is no need to commute to Kelowna for meetings. Your current board is:
*Bruce Wilson – 250-859-7378 - *Jim Cooper – 250-809-9294 - *Bruce Middleton – 250-762-0001 - * Glenda Middleton – 250-861-7822 - * Tyson Konecny – 778-288-1959 – *Steve Leslie – 778-835-9813.
We all look forward to a fun and safe boating season.
Peachland, BC. contact https://www.peachlandcarshow.com/
Vancouver, BC. Contact https://www.burrardyachtclub.com/
Whitefish Lake, Mt. contact http://www.bigskyacbs.com/
Sandpoint Id. contact https://acbs.org/inland-empire-chapter/
Seattle, Wa. contact http://www.acbs-pnw.org/
Flathead Lake, Id. contact http://www.bigskyacbs.com/
Portland, Or. contact http://www.cwc-acbs.org/
Priest Lake, Id. Contact https://acbs.org/inland-empire-chapter/
Penticton, BC. Contact https://oacbs.ca/
Lake Chelan, Wa. Contact https://www.mahoganyandmerlot.com/
Bonus Stehiken run on the 2nd returning on the 4th
By Steve Leslie
Members of the Columbia Willamette and PNW chapters met at Schooner Creek Boatworks on Hayden Island. Schooner Creek Boatworks is a full service boatyard that’s busy completing a second massive, luxury catamaran. More on that later.
Our day started out with coffee, muffins, and introductions. The first speaker was Dave Atwater, Technical Sales Rep for Interlux paints and Varnishes, followed by Jim West, West Coast Classic Boat Restoration, who talked about dying Vinyl interior pieces. Tom Horne gave us some sanding tips and Quinn Flanagan gave us a shop tour and let us climb onto this huge Catamaran under construction.
No matter what your skill and experience in boat building and repair is, you always pick up tips, tricks, and info at workshops. The big bonus is getting to meet and hang out with some great people who are as passionate about wooden boats as you are!
This is the second Catamaran being constructed. The first one has just been delivered to Hawaii. Quinn told us they were ordered by a charter company who caters parties on them. I couldn’t get back far enough to take a photo to show just how big this Catamaran is! It gets out the door with inches to spare. You can check them out here… https://www.schoonercreek.com/
It was a lot packed into one morning that flew by! For the afternoon we were treated to a tour of Pt 658!
Pt 658 is a 78’ Motor Torpedo Boat built at the end of WWII. Built by Higgins Industries she is one of 3 left and two that are still working. Its powered by three 1850hp Packard V12s. CWACBS member and PT658 volunteer, Bob Alton was on hand to answer everyone’s questions. Bob is pretty passionate and involved in the care of this boat. His wealth of information was very impressive.
When you have a rare boat with big engines you have to have spares! They even have a New Old Stock engine that’s never been run. I was really surprised how much technology they had for their age. EG: roller rockers and overhead cams, supercharger.
Bob told us when all engines are running flat out, they consume 390 gal/hr! I guess that’s why they were not offering rides!
Visit https://www.savetheptboatinc.com/history.htm to see more on this cool piece of history!
Welcome aboard Dan and Monique Fuhr, our newest club members!
As we start the 2019 boating season, don’t forget to take the time to talk to the people who ask questions about your boat. Tell them about our club and how they can get involved!
Please be safe and have fun wherever you’re boating!
Hope to see everyone over the summer!