Heartland Classics Chapter of the ACBS

Member Boats: 1966-1970

Member Boats” will display boats that presently or previously have belonged to 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.

Boat Classifications

ACBS recognizes these age classifications:

  • Historic: A boat built up to and including 1918.
  • Antique: A boat built between 1919 and 1942, inclusive.
  • Classic: A boat built between 1943 and 1975, inclusive.
  • Late Classic: A boat built after 1975 through the year 25 years prior to the current year. (In 2019, the Late Classic period ends with boats built in 1994.)
  • Contemporary: wooden boat built within the last 25 years.

Judging classes within those age classifications are fully described on the ACBS website.
Click here to learn more about the ACBS judging system.

Beachner cruiser

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

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

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


1968 Cobalt Bubble Deck shown by Alex & Linda Barry

Olde School

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

Lake Rat

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

21 Again

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

Ol’ Yeller

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


1970 Century Resorter 17′ “Yondering” owned by Ron Terwilliger

Caddell’s new classic Cruiser

Yet to be renamed, this 1970 Trojan Tri-cabin is now owned by Jerry and Becky Caddell of Shell Knob, Missouri.

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