- Blackhawk Chapter ACBS



- Blackhawk Chapter ACBS
Newsletter of the
September/October 2007
Another Great Geneva Lakes Boat Show Goes Down In History
The Blackhawk Chapter put together yet another smashing
Geneva Lakes Boat Show at the Abbey Resort in Fontana,
Wisconsin, the weekend of September 27th – 29th, 2007.
Over 65 boats were entered into the show and the crowd
loved them all!
The weekend started Friday morning with a tour of Black
Pointe Estate. Black Pointe Estate is a Queen Anne style
mansion featuring a nautical-themed, four-story, "crow's
nest" observation tower, which can be seen from many
points on the lake; the property also features post-civil warera furniture. It is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Participants were given the privilege of a ride
on Steam Yacht Louise for the tour. After a guided tour of
the property it was back on the Louise for a quick ride to
Gage Marine for lunch. A special thanks goes out to Gage
Marine for provided the group’s sack lunches. After lunch
participants were able to take a leisurely cruise of the lake
throughout the remainder of the day
Friday. Geneva
Lake was unusually
calm which made us
smaller boat owner
very happy. The
weather couldn’t
have been better with
plenty of sunshine
and temperatures in
the mid-high 80’s all
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Fall Dinner Registration
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Minocqua Boat Show
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Lake Geneva Show Pictures
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Officers and Directors
Andy Ievins
(262) 877-3953
[email protected]
Vice President
John Barrett
(630) 584-3107
[email protected]
Matt Byrne
[email protected]
Ted Cartner
Hello Fellow Blackhawk Members, summer is over and we are all
sadly taking the last runs around the lake in our beautiful wooden
boats. This has been a very great year for our club, the workshops, the shows, and many new boats getting on the water for
our members.
We have just completed our Geneva Lake Show and it was great.
We had a terrific turnout, the show committee worked very hard to
have things run smoothly, and there were many beautiful boats to
admire and enjoy.
(Past President)
(2007 term)
(2008 term)
Steve Fleming
Larry Lange
(262) 249-0576
Pete Brainard
(847) 441-7369
email: [email protected]
George Plamondon
(312) 787-7455
[email protected]
(Director at Large)
Boat Show Chairmen
Safety Officer
Youth Development
Membership Chairman
Web Master
Newsletter Editor
Al & Marilyn Busa
James Wilkin
Bill Struve
Al Bosworth
[email protected]
Larry Lange
(262) 249-0576
Gary Braker
[email protected]
Ted Cartner
Eric Moberg
(815) 344-0060
Matt Byrne
[email protected]
Andy Ievins
(262) 877-3953
[email protected]
Visit the Blackhawk web site at
Please send any info, comments or suggestions to:
[email protected]
Or, contact Matt Byrne directly at :
630-236-7214(home) or 630-802-2698(mobile)
Thanks again to all the volunteers that helped, the show committee, the participants from near and far, the beautiful boats, and
Mother Nature for the beautiful weather.
Visitors got to see the new Gage-Hacker, the Coleman family’s
new boat, the Nenemoosha, the Bronc’s and their Swedish boat,
and the Cartner’s restored 1951 Chris Craft Super Deluxe Semi
Enclosed Cruiser. A big thank you goes out to Larry Larkin for the
boat rides on the Sea Lark and the United States Post Office for
commemorative stamps of wooden boats.
A special thank you goes out to all the ladies behind the scenes of
our show that in my opinion do all the real hard work, while the
boys just talk. Thank you to Kathi, Kathy, Kathy, Cindy, Karen,
Lisa, Marcia, Bonnie, Vicki and all the other fine ladies that made
things work.
Thank you to all the donors of the door prizes, raffle prizes, auction items, and to all the buyers of the raffle tickets, and bidders at
the auction. Guys, the spa package was really, really great!
This issue of the Smoke Signal is devoted to our show, and the
beautiful pictures. These pictures and all the others are on the
website for your viewing and downloading pleasure.
We have our annual fall dinner in a few weeks and I urge all to
attend to visit, chat, and reminisce about the past year. We will
also have our fall elections. The registration is in this issue,
please come one, come all.
It has been a great two years for me as the club president and this
fall you will have a new board and a new club president. I wish the
new board success, and pledge my ongoing support and help in
the future.
I urge all of our members to find a niche to get involved, either
with the workshops, boat tours, shows, and last but not least, the
newsletter. We all want to hear your stories, so please do not be
shy. If you have difficulty writing, let us know, and we will help.
The club is for everyone to enjoy and get more involved. It is fun,
and bring the kids. Personally, I thank all the members that have
taken an interest in my son and taught him many skills in the boating world. Thanks Gary, Ted, Ron, Dean, Larry and Walter!
Wishing all of you the best,
Andy Ievins
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Blackhawk Chapter
Fall Dinner & Meeting
Sunday, November 11th 3:00 P.M. 2007
Docker’s in Fox Lake, IL
Second Floor Party Room
Great View of Pistakee Lake
Docker’s is located at 33 W. Grand Ave in Fox Lake, IL (at the corner of Rt. 12 and Grand Ave, go west 2 blocks to the water’s edge).
The cost is a bargain $16.00 per person. You can order off the menu.
Cash bar will be open, free raffle prizes, slide show from this year’s activities, and a good
time for all.
2007 Blackhawk Chapter Fall Dinner
Send you reservation by Wednesday November 7th 2007
NAME _______________________________________________________
CITY _______________________________STATE_______ZIP_________
ADULTS ATTENDING____________ x $16.00 = ____________________
CHILDREN UNDER 18 ______________________________________
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Make your checks payable to:
Blackhawk Chapter
C/o Andy Ievins
2201 E Lakeshore Dr
Twin Lakes, WI 53181
16th Annual Minocqua Boat Show 2007
July 27-29
Written by Eric Moberg
Sixteen years ago, Gordon Moore decided to share his love for wooden boats and cars with the general public and organized
the first Minocqua Boat Show. Every year since then, Bosaki’s Boathouse has welcomed a fleet of woodie boats for the Annual Antique Boat show benefiting Multiple Sclerosis.
In recent years the woodie experience has been expanded to include classic woodie automobiles, and both aspects of the
show have continued to grow year by year. The local Chamber of Commerce and the Bosacki’s staff have helped Gordon
and his family to make this a consistently enjoyable weekend.
This year’s events again opened with the traditional parade of classic boats for the Friday night Min-Aqua Bats ski show.
Each boat and crew was individually recognized as they cruised past the grandstand. Early Saturday morning, (and a beautiful morning, I might add) the Bosacki’s docks and grounds began to fill with about 40 boats. Throughout the afternoon, the
docks were filled with the sounds of live music performed by Head Over Heels. By the end of public viewing in late afternoon, the boaters were quite anxious to get out and get some spray on their faces, cruising the delightful Minocqua Chain
and soaking up one of the finest Northwoods weekends in recent memory. For those of us accustomed to the more congested
and less pristine waters of Northern Illinois / Southern Wisconsin, this is always a treat.
The public viewing continued through early Sunday afternoon, concluding with Gordon hosting the Awards Ceremony, with
awards being presented to the following:
Best Pre-war Chris Craft – Dave Richardson’s 1929 Chris Craft Cadet
Best Post-war Chris Craft – Three way tie – Carl Wussow
Tom Jordan
Don Bergman
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Best Century – Dave Bortner’s 1961 Century Coronado
Best Outboard – Roger Georgia
People’s Choice – Bruce & Judy Renquist’s 1899 Pierce launch
Gordon’s “Special” award went to Phil Samon for his efforts staffing the brats & refreshments concession, proceeds
from which also went to the MS fund. Phil and his helpers did an outstanding job of promoting their wares in highly entertaining fashion.
The auto exhibit started a few years back as a side attraction with Gordon Moore’s beautiful 1948 Chrysler Town &
Country, and a couple others, and has grown over the years with the appearance of Cadillacs and Lincolns from the
1940’s and 50’s and other classics.
Recalling one of the stated goals of the show, this year’s event raised about $5550 for MS research. The other goals were
to share with the visiting public the beauty and craftsmanship of the classic woodies, and to have a great time. Success
on all fronts.
The Moore’s have already started planning for next year, so mark your calendar for July 25-27, 2008. See you there!
Kenneth & Christine Boeschen
Naperville, Il
James & Barbara Dion
Oak Forest, Il
Jeff & Vicki Hagstotz
Aurora, Il
Ed & Sue Pavlis
Cary, Il
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More Pictures From Geneva Lakes Boat Show
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2007 GLBS Award Winners
Excellence In Presentation
Peoples Choice Streblow
Peoples Choice
Best Contemporary 1st Place
Bertil & Ulla Brunk 1910 34' Pettersson Cruiser
Don & Kathie Taylor 1970 23' Streblow Sport Utility Mr T III
Bill Gage 2008 26' Gage-Hacker
James & Dana Pearo & Schessler 2007 14' Portage Boat Works Gentleman's
Charles & Dianna Colman 2007 32' Peter Breen Replica Ditchburn Launch Nenemoosha
Outboard Boat 2nd Place
Outboard Boat 1st Place
Best Cruiser
Best Ice Boat
Classic Utility Under 21’ 2nd Place
Classic Utility Under 21’ 1st Place
Classic Utility Over 20’ 2nd Place Place
David & Caroyln Gallagher 1954 14' Penn Yan Captivator Aristocrat Firefly
John Gambill 1962 17' Dorsett Catalina Simply Red
John & Susan Holmes1969 30' Lyman Islander Susan Jane
Ross Brugger 1937 ' Palmer Ice Boat side-by-side c-class
Matt & Lisa Byrne 1953 16' Century Resorter
Dan & Vicki Lynch 1948 18' CC Sportsman Sport'n A Woody
Mark & Shelley Svoboda 1967 21' Century Coronado Miss Millie
Classic Utility Over 20’ 1st Place
Best Classic Runabout
Best Antique 2nd Place
Best Antique 1st Place
Best Historic
Tom & Debbi Bosworth Mike & Linda Stolz 1947 22' CC Sportsman The Big W
Alan & Kathi Bosworth 1961 19' Shepherd
Bob Jersey 1935 16' Speedster Flying J
Dean & Barbara Dietrich 1934 16' Flyer Sunday Racer VITE
Chuck Andrews 1915 20' Consolidated Yacht Launch Tender
Best Streblow 2nd Place
Robert & Kay Hendricks 2005 28' Streblow Cuddy Sport Vee Kay-ah-s
Best Streblow 1st Place
Best Chris Craft
Best Century
Kathy & Eric Moberg 1958 19' Streblow Rebel Rebel Without A Cause
Craig Schmidt 1938 18' CC Delux Runabout
Larry & Kathy Lange 1956 21' Century Coronado Deaux Lange
ACBS Most Preserved Boat
Terry & Mary Dickson 1959 17' Glasspar Seafair Sedan Mama Mia !
Sharpest Arrow
Ted & Cindy Cartner 1951 27' CC Super Deluxe Semi Enclosed Cruiser
Best Contemporary 2nd Place
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Friday night participants gathered for hors d’oeurvres and
cocktails at Gordy’s Boat House. Capt. Crooner entertained everyone with nautical themed singing, dancing and
Saturday started early with Classic Boating Magazine doing a photo shoot out on the lake. The piers saw a steady,
flow of leisurely lookers taking in all kinds of history and
hearing great stories about the restoration process from
proud boat owners. A few boat club members were able to
show off their “new” boats this year, including Ted &
Cindy Cartner’s 1951 Chris Craft Super Deluxe Semi Enclosed Cruiser (winner of the Sharpest Arrow Award) .
How gorgeous!
The traditional “starting of the engines” and boat parade
were well attended as it gave participants the chance to
cool down from the day’s heat. What an awesome sight to
see 65+ antique and classic boats running in a pack on Geneva Lake!
Saturday night the participants enjoyed dinner and drinks
while we heard about the new Gage Hacker that Gage Marine displayed at the show. Bill Gage, Jr. spoke about the
design process of this new boat and shared some stories
about his family’s historic Lake Geneva marina and boat.
The club added an auction to the program this year and
several guests were able to walk away with some great
prizes from the club’s raffle and auction.
Sunday gave us more great weather to cap off the weekend.
The sun was shining, the lake was calm, and the antique
and classic boats were able to run free in the waves. Each
year, the vendor base at the show continues to grow and we
see more and more people coming out to share our passion
for antique and classic boats.
Thank you to the entire Geneva Lakes Boat Show Committee which includes Larry and Kathy Lange, Al & Kathy
Bosworth, Ted & Cindy Cartner, Matt & Lisa Byrne, Andy
Ievins, John Barrett and Steve Fleming. Special thanks to
all the members that volunteered throughout the weekend.
Plans are already underway for the 2008 Geneva Lakes
Boat Show. Exact dates will be given in a later issue of
The Smoke Signal. We’ll see you then!
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Black Point Estate
Give your boater friend/relative a
membership in the ACBS And
Blackhawk Chapter
Phone: Eve.____________Day_________________
International Dues (in U.S. $)
For individuals under age 21
Annual Junior (JIM) $15.00
Junior Life (JL)
For individuals their spouses/partners
& any children under age 21
Annual Adult (AN)
Adult Life (LM)
For organizations (listed by business name)
Annual Associate (AM) $50.00
Associate Life (AL) $1500.00
Type of International Membership____ Dues $_____
Chapter Affiliation Blackhawk Dues
Total $50.00
For Junior Memberships (JM or JL),
Date of birth____/____/____ (At age 21, Junior
Memberships automatically become Adult Memberships.)
Boat Description
Length Overall_______Hull________HP_______
Engine Make____Cyl____
Boat Name__________________________
List additional boats on separate sheer in the same
Send your total remittance to:
ACBS, Headquarters
422 James Street
Clayton, New York 13624
315-686-2628 FAX (315) 686-2680
E-mail: [email protected]
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2007 Boat Show Supporters
Drawing Contributors
Abbey Resorts Group – Fontana, WI
D & N Deburring, Inc – Franklin Park, IL
Hire-Nelson Company – Addison, IL
Lange Custom Woodworking – Lake Geneva, WI
Door Prize Contributors
Abbey Resort
Andy Ievins
Aurora Tri State Fire Protection
Boaters World
Chuck's Resort
Dieboldt Tools
Dunn Lumber
Robert & Teri Bosworth
Gage Marine
Gordy’s Marine
Hagerty Marine Insurance
J’Marc Industries
Lake Geneva Marine
Laser Electric
Munson Marine
Natures Menu
Oasis Body Care
Reed's Marine
Streblow Boats
Webb’s Marine
Vicki Lynch
Ship Shape Marine
Sherwin Williams
Wil Vidal
3-M Corp
Creative Memories - Joyce Cook
U.P. Charts - Bill Roden
The Boat Service Center - Greg Carpenter
Janice Snow Metzger
Pat Heintzelman
Nu Line LLC/Ice Cream-Cynthia O'Connell
Joshua Tree - Sue Wendt
GMB Photos - George Baldock
Soskich Gallery by The Bay - Anthony Soskich
Mel & Nancy Heckman
VanRaalte Fine Art Studio - Glenda VanRaalte
Special Thanks To:
The Abbey Resort Staff
Gordy’s Marine – Fontana, WI
Neal Aspinall for his incredible artwork
Lake Geneva Water (Safety) Patrol
Special thanks also to the volunteers who helped out at the docks, parking, grounds, registration, information/sales tent and
throughout the year. Without you, this show would not be possible!
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Even More Pictures From Geneva Lakes Boat Show
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classified corner FOR SALE
FOR SALE: Pair 30' Fiberglass Beaumier canoes -$1500PR Photos @ www.finewoodboats.com/Canoes.htm
Call Jim 815 344-9663
FOR SALE: 1962 CENTURY PALVO 15ft. The renowned Palamino hull with a factory installed 80hp Volvo inboard outdrive. Originally
52 made, only 5 known to still exist. New bottom and transom, motor and outdrive rebuilt. Ready to run. 608-723-7051 or 815-385-0454.
FOR SALE: 1962 CENTURY Resorter 16’ Full restoration completed in Spring of 2007 $16,000 Matt 630-802-2698
FOR SALE: 1965 Chris Craft 21' Supersport, with the big 431 engine. Ran well when it was put into storage 10 years ago. Original and complete, but has had hard use. Needs to be restored including a new bottom. Two axle trailer included. $5500 Ted 847-395-8902
FOR SALE 1968 Century Coronado-well kept-original upholstery-429 cu. in. 300 hp Ford – Rebuilt in 2003. $1000 stereo added in 2004. Fox
Lake $14,900 847-207-1788
FOR SALE 1954 20' Chris-Craft Holiday. This boat has been completely disassembled and is literally a basket case pattern boat. All hardware
and MBL engine is included. No trailer--flatbed truck would be needed to haul. Asking $2,800.00 or trade for another boat. Bob Faetz (630)
963-7631. (01.06)
FOR SALE 1936 Dunphy motor-rowboat in restored condition. It has the original Dunphy decal on the rear side Asking $1200.00
including matching oars and trailer. Jerry & Gail Miers 630-231-0174 (10/05)
Blackhawk Smoke Signal Advertising Policy
Individual Blackhawk Chapter members may run a single complimentary non-commercial advertisement in any issue of the Smoke Signal. Individual advertisements will
not be rerun unless the editor is notified prior to publication of the following issue. The editor reserves the right to edit if necessary to fit available space.
Commercial Advertisements
Commercial advertisements will be run in each issue published during the course of the year unless prior arrangements are made. Six issues per year are published. The
following rates apply for commercial advertising, on a per year basis. Contact your editor for more information:
Business card sized advertisements
Quarter page
Full Page
Provide all advertisements to: Andy Ievins, 2201 E Lakeshore Dr..Twin Lakes, WI 53181 Phone:262-877-3953 E-mail [email protected]
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2201 E Lakeshore Dr..
Twin Lakes, WI 53181

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