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Friday, April 12, 2019

In the Spring Issue (Mar/Apr) 2019, we focused on “Women in Boating”. In the world of classic boating, women have a long history of leadership in the hobby of antique and classic boats. As many of our readers know, the Antique and Classic Boating Society, (ACBS) is made up of 53 Chapters, each with their own board of

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Women in Boating

Friday, January 25, 2019

Happy “Classic” New Year! In my ongoing series of writing about interesting people, places, and things around the world of the classic boat hobby, in this issue, I want to introduce you to one of the most interesting and knowledgeable people in the world of the ‘Classic Inboard Parts’ business, Mr. Jim Staib of

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Service & Repair

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Well, another year under the old transom. Time to think about Christmas gifts for that boater who has everything! Our Year End “Buyer’s Guide” is published each year to showcase new and interesting products our readership might have a need for, or interest in. For my part, I tried to find several gift ideas for

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Gift Ideas

Friday, September 7, 2018

Ever seen one of those cool colored, jet age styled vintage fiberglass outboards — you know, the ones from the late 1950s and early 1960s — and say to yourself, “Man, I would love to get behind the wheel of that beauty”? Well, do I have the answer for you! Now, you can fulfill your dreams… at least for

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan, Rentals

Thursday, August 23, 2018

On Saturday August 25, 2018 Ramsey Brothers Restorations and the Dart Boat Company present the twelfth annual Toledo Antique & Classic Boat Show. The event will take place at Promenade Park, 400 Water Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604 from 10:00am until 4:30pm. This is an all ages event and free to the public. This Toledo Antique &

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Erie

Friday, August 17, 2018

Toledo has always been a hotbed of powerboat activity, from as far back as the 1913 Centennial Regatta, through the years up to the Portside heyday of the 1980s. Destinations such as the Presque Isle Amusement Park, Walbridge Park, and the Lake Erie Park and Casino made for great boating entertainment on the Maumee River and Lake

by: David Ramsey, Owner

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, History, Lake Erie, Service & Repair

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Goodrich Park in Whitehall, Mich., has been the location for a boat show for over 20 years, but this year’s boat show will be shifting gears and adding classic cars. Organized by the West Michigan Old Speckled Hen MG Car Club, the White Lake Classic Boat and Car Show will offer spectators a wide variety. The Vietnam-era Patrol

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Boat Show, Lake Michigan

Monday, June 25, 2018

Boats Made in Holland: A Michigan Tradition is a new book featuring the men and women who produced watercraft with creativity, skillful hands, financial resources, and cooperation. It also illustrates the area’s rich and long history of successful companies that produced pleasure boats, working boats, and military craft out of

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Books & Charts, History, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

As we all endure more birthdays, what’s cool to own and collect is getting newer. Of course, you car people have seen it happening for many years, but it’s a relatively new phenomenon for us boaters. We’re starting to see Donzis, Boston Whalers, Century Coronados and Resorters, Ski Nautiques and the Glastron boats

by: David Bortner, “Captain” at Freedom Boat Service

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Insurance

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Don't know where to go? We got you covered with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt’s fifth annual “Classic Boat Show Calendar” found in this issue. There are a couple of shows that have either changed their dates or improved the format to make a bigger, better show. One show we are especially excited about is the 27th Annual

by: Captain Dennis J Mykols

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Lifestyle

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