Member Boats: 1966-1970

Boats presently or previously owned by members of the Heartland Classics Chapter.

The Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) has designated age classifications which include boats of all hull material and purposes.  Although well known for wooden pleasure craft of the mid 20th century, the members’ appreciation of historic craftsmanship and styling blended with the purposeful utilitarian use of all vessels leads our members to be guardians of all types and ages of watercraft.


1966 Chris Craft Cavalier 36′ owned by Michael & Angela Beachner

1966 Larson

1966 16′ Larson 166 owned by Randy James.

This model is called the All American.  It was purchased new by my parents in June 1966. It is all original and has not been restored.

Homeport is Lake of the Ozarks.

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Miss Glastron 1966

1966 Glastron 16’ Bayflite V-164
Chevy 600hp
Owned by Scott & Cathy Wallace

Daddy Had One

1967 Chris Craft Super Sport 18′ “Daddy Had One” owned by Susan Miller


1967 Campbell 21′ “Renegade” owned by Pete & Ramona Seitz

Lake Affect

1967 Owens Aruba 42′ “Lake Affect” owned by Jerry & Becky Caddell

1967 Owens 42’ Aruba

Powered by (2) 327 Flagship      450 hp

Owned by Jerry and Becky Caddell of Shell Knob, MO

After looking for a wooden cruiser for 5 years, we found our boat on our hometown lake in Perry, Kansas at the marina where Jerry worked in high school!  We bought her in October of 2004.

The first thing we did was to strip the transom to change her name from “Final Answer” to Lake Affect.  When we received her documents we found out she was originally on Lake of the Ozarks named the “Starlight Lounge”.

The Lake Affect is a 42’, double planked mahogany hull, with twin 327 Chevy Flagship motors.  Jerry first repaired and replaced most of the wiring after a near fire.  He then pulled one of the transmissions to access and repair the damper plate.  He then refurbished the helm, the carburetors, the toilet pump, and then started replacing all the rotten wood.  This included replacing the front 3-4’ of the bow.

In the fall of 2010 she was pulled out of Table Rock Lake and Jerry repaired and repainted the bottom.  At that time he realized the back corner of the transom also needed to be replaced.  After that repair, he removed one side of the salon windows to replace the rotten wood below the windows.  Painting is a never ending, ongoing process!

A wooden boat is a labor of love, and we love cruising Table Rock Lake in her!

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Moon Pie

1967 16′ Century Resorter owned by Bob Cutler

Sneakin Out

1967 Chris Craft 27’ Commander Sport Express
(2) Chris Craft 210hp
Owned by Kyle Jamar

21 Again

1968 Thompson 18′ Sea Lancer with a Johnson 155 hp. 21 Again is owned by Jack and Cheryl Hartwig.

Classy Lady

Classy Lady is a 1968 Chris Craft 42′ Commander owned by Trey Bull.  Homeport is the Fort Worth Boat Club at Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas.

Classy Lady has a 13′ beam.  Her owner, Trey Bull, is also a member of Southwest Chapter of ACBS and the Wooden Boat Assoc. of North Texas.

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1968 Century Resorter fiberglass 17′ owned by Phil Wolff

My 1968 Century Resorter was purchased new on 9/20/1968 from Houston Century Boats which was a major Century dealer for many years in Texas by Mr. N.W, Christensen and the boat lived on Lake McQueeny in Seguin, Texas, for approximately 25 years.  After the owner’s death, a family relative purchased it and moved it to his home on Lake Athens just outside of Athens, Texas, where it was lovingly maintained for yet another 25 years until the summer of 2018 when I purchased her with only 174 hours on the meter.  It is all original and still sports the original factory-installed interior.  

FG68179 was the 130th built of the 140 FGL boats made in 1968 and is one of only 7 boats of this size that was delivered with the 390 285HP engine option.  The engine RS10-103-2694 is a Dearborn Marine Interceptor.

The fiberglass Resorter 17 debuted in 1966 as a Fibersport and was quite successful in sales for Century Boats. Many were made with an optional sliding soft top.

Coincidence – The first owner Mr. N.W. Christensen previously owned a 1959 Century Resorter before making this boat purchase. I also own a 1959 Century Resorter as well as this 1968 model.  What are the odds?

Phil Wolff 

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Olde School

1968 Lyman Runabout 19.6′ “Olde School” owned by Rich & Connie Buehner


1968 Cobalt Bubble Deck shown by Alex & Linda Barry

Lake Rat

1968 Century Cheetah “lake Rat” owned by Tony & Kelli Fure

1969 Speedliner

This 1969 General Marine 18′ Speedliner is owned by Steve Murphy and Sunday Carlson of Omaha, NE.

Ol’ Yeller

Ol’ Yeller is a 1969 26′ Lyman Cruisette powered by a GMC with 210 hp. She is owned by Sherman Langell. Homeport is Lake of the Ozarks.

1969 Donzi

This 1969 Donzi 20′ Hornet is owned by Jay and Jane Haines

Pretty Woman

1969 Trojan 42’ Sea Voyager
Chrysler 300hp
Brian & Susan Gumm

Bella Blue

1969 Chris Craft 19’ Commander 19 XK
Chris Craft 350 300hp
Steve & Sue Spinharney

1969 Donzi

This 1969 Donzi 20′ Hornet is owned by Jay and Jane Haines

1969 Speedliner

This 1969 General Marine 18′ Speedliner is owned by Steve Murphy and Sunday Carlson of Omaha, NE.


This 1970 Trojan 36′ Sea Raider Tri-cabin is owned by Jerry and Becky Caddell of Shell Knob, Missouri.

This 36’ Trojan tri-cabin is powered by twin Crusader 350’s,  260 hp.

After 15 good years with our wooden 1967 Owens Aruba, it was time for Lake Affect to retire. We found a 1970 fiberglass & wood, 36’ Trojan, at Port of Kimberling City, Table Rock Lake. We brought her home in August 2019.

After much neglect, she is being restored for full-time use on Table Rock Lake.  She cruises almost every week. We named her TRIFECTA, a winning combination!

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