HEARTLAND CLASSICS

Heartland Classics Chapter of the ACBS

Chapter Messages

Chapter Messages will include “From the Helm” Quarterly Updates | Membership Stories | Event News | and Membership Reminders

 

1960 Thompson Lancer Restoration

1960 Thompson Lancer Restoration

Restoration of a 1960 Thompson Lancer … in progress On September 17, 2020, Richard Moist brought a 1960 17 ft Thompson Lancer home to his community shop.  It was obvious that the sides needed refinishing as well as the decks.  It did have a nicely done new transom. ...

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1959 Chris Craft Cavalier Restoration

1959 Chris Craft Cavalier Restoration

By Gary Gebhard, Heartland Classics member from Nebraska Here is my current project, my 1959 Chris Craft Cavalier.   It was needing a much-needed hull stripping above the water line and refinishing after sixty-one years of service.  I am the third owner since 2004....

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Gondia Model Project by Bruce Hurst

Gondia Model Project by Bruce Hurst

Hurst Gondia Model Project by Bruce Hurst The tugboat I have been working on is S.T. Gondia. It was built in 1926 & scrapped in 1967. She was stationed at the Royal Docks in London so there is a strong possibility that she has aided...

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Hagerty Award Winner

Hagerty Award Winner

The 2020 Hagerty Award Winner is Brent Howard. The ACBS Awards Program recognizes outstanding contributions by individuals and Chapters.  Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance sponsors the Safety Award. Hagerty Safety Award: Generously provided by Hagerty Classic Marine...

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Transom Refinish on Shep ’64

Transom Refinish on Shep ’64

by John Ganster Last year I started to refinish the transom of the 1964 Shepherd. I did the upper half in the fall and finished the lower portion from the splash rail and water line stripe last week....

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2019 ACBS International Meeting and Show

2019 ACBS International Meeting and Show

1,000 Memories were made in the 1,000 Islands Fourteen Heartland Classics Chapter members attended the 2019 ACBS International Meeting and Boat Show held at Alexandria Bay, New York in September.  BEAUTIFUL weather, BEAUTIFUL scenery with the 1,000 Islands populated...

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Going…Going…Gone

Going…Going…Gone

Going...Going...Gone!  will be the silent alarm at the 2019 SILENT AUCTION. There will be classic treasures to be had at this year's Silent Auction which will be at the Mahogany & Chrome Banquet held at Cherokee Yacht Club on Grand Lake on September 7 and the...

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The Great Loop Completed

The Great Loop Completed

Congratulations to Dick Baner and John and Carolynn Thompson for having completed the Great Loop!The Great Loop, or the Great Circle Route, is roughly a 6,000 mile long water route which circumnavigates the eastern United States and passes through the Ontario Province...

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Invitation to Rudders & Rods 2019

Invitation to Rudders & Rods 2019

Heartland Classics members are invited to participate in RUDDERS & RODS on August 10, 2019. Steve & Denise McCune & Wooden Boat Association of North Texas in cooperation with Highport Marina invite you to beautiful Lake Texoma for a day of fun. This is a...

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From the Helm – 2nd Quarter 2019

From the Helm – 2nd Quarter 2019

Message from Chapter President Chuck Gibbs A CALL TO DUTY Writing these articles for our newsletter gives me time to reflect and focus on the successes and challenges experienced by our club and our love of classic boating in general. This also gives me the pleasure...

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Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake 2019 Report

Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake 2019 Report

Classics Cruisin' Table Rock Lake 2019 Report starts with people.  The 2019 Classics Cruisin’ Table Rock Lake had 77 people from nine states representing at least five different chapters of ACBS.  This report is going to feature the people who made this event happen....

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LOTO Rendezvous Recap

LOTO Rendezvous Recap

The LOTO Rendezvous Recap shows a variety of boats. May 11, 2019, started as a very rainy, cold spring day, but right on schedule, the rain stopped and the Lake of the Ozarks Classic Boat Rendezvous took place as planned. Redhead Yacht Club hosted the gathering of...

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