In this issue…

President’s message

Upcoming Events

Spring Projects

Road tripping

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.


Cheers.

Bruce Wilson

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May 19,2019 Peachland World of Wheels

Peachland, BC. contact https://www.peachlandcarshow.com/

June 8, 2019 BYC Classic Boat & Car Show

Vancouver, BC. Contact https://www.burrardyachtclub.com/

June 28,30, 2019 Whitefish Woody Weekend

Whitefish Lake, Mt. contact http://www.bigskyacbs.com/

July 12,13, 2019 Antique & Classic boat Show

Sandpoint Id. contact https://acbs.org/inland-empire-chapter/

July 27,2019 Renton River Days

Seattle, Wa. contact http://www.acbs-pnw.org/

August 2-4, 2019 Big Sky Antique & Classic Boat Show

Flathead Lake, Id. contact http://www.bigskyacbs.com/

August 24,25, 2019 CWC Boatshow at Lake Oswego

Portland, Or. contact http://www.cwc-acbs.org/

August 30-Sept.2/19 Priest Lake Dryrot Show

Priest Lake, Id. Contact https://acbs.org/inland-empire-chapter/

Sept.27-29,2019 Okanagan Antique & Classic Boat Show

Penticton, BC. Contact https://oacbs.ca/

Oct.4,5,6, 2019 Mahogany & Merlot

Lake Chelan, Wa. Contact https://www.mahoganyandmerlot.com/

Bonus Stehiken run on the 2nd returning on the 4th

Here’s some spring tips from Leagh Gerlays…

Sent in by Leagh Gerlays…     Its that time of year again, to pull all four wheels off , the Woody’s tandem trailer-and remove the hubs to check the wheel bearings, and repack them , even though I have bearing buddies, it’s best to check brake pads and the fresh water flushers.  When I finish that, I do a full hull survey for any required repairs, check all hoses and make everything is working well.  Over the winter in the shop I am making a 3ft model of a 28 ft Riva and I’m ready to put the decks on, start making the seats, and do the finishing.  The best thing about building big model boats is that I can take them inside the house because the 20 1/2 ft won’t fit in the spare bedroom , ( now called the boat room! ).  Looking forward to another year of boating and hope that the Burrard yacht club has another show this summer, as we both enjoyed last years woodies.  Thanks Leagh

Sent in by Leagh Gerlays…

Its that time of year again, to pull all four wheels off , the Woody’s tandem trailer-and remove the hubs to check the wheel bearings, and repack them , even though I have bearing buddies, it’s best to check brake pads and the fresh water flushers.

When I finish that, I do a full hull survey for any required repairs, check all hoses and make everything is working well.

Over the winter in the shop I am making a 3ft model of a 28 ft Riva and I’m ready to put the decks on, start making the seats, and do the finishing.

The best thing about building big model boats is that I can take them inside the house because the 20 1/2 ft won’t fit in the spare bedroom , ( now called the boat room! ).

Looking forward to another year of boating and hope that the Burrard yacht club has another show this summer, as we both enjoyed last years woodies.

Thanks Leagh

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Send your story and a transom shot to Steve at leslieland@telus.net

By Steve Leslie

 The Columbia Willamette Chapter, in Portland, OR.held their bi-annual workshop on April 27th. They alternate with the PNW chapter, and after attending the PNW workshop last year I thought I’d take in this year’s event. I’m glad I did! It was a fun day!

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!