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Nickle City Classics

Custom Craft Boats

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Silver Lake Boat Meet

The workshop today was a great success.


Alan Fredricks started out with a demonstration of how to use a tick stick to layout the framing ribs on a wood boat.


Next up I did a quick presentation on Custom Craft boats. We covered the history from the wood kit boat days through the companies eventual demise. The highlights were the triple shift production with 170 workers in the early 60's. There was a warm reception by the mostly wood boat crowd, and there seemed to be alot of interest. We had a good ten minute question and answer session afterwards. A few Custom Craft owners approached me after the presentation, hope to see you all here on the site.


Following my presentation, Rich Rappold gave a demonstration of a wood bottom installation on a Century that he is working on at the center.


I couldn't stick around after the show because I had to get back to work. I've been doing alot of boat related things on Saturdays lately, and my boss could only spare me for a few hours. I wish I could have stuck around longer and talked to some more of the members.


Looking forward to spring when we can get some of these boats out on the water.

Some interest was expressed in a spring run up the canal.

8AM Dry swap meet.


Bring outboards, parts, boats and related things to sell or swap.

There will be inside (heated) areas and outside spaces for trading and displays.


Dress for the COLD weather too!

Members are requested to bring at least one motor for the public to view.


Coffee, donuts, and a lunch at modest cost.


Owners have old outboards, tables full of old and OEM outboard parts for sale.

It is St. Valentine’s Day so bring your Honey.


Contacts:

Jeff Laing 716-693-9070 www.laingsoutboards.com.

Or Jerry Hargrave at 585-455-7444, [email protected] (before Feb 13)

http://fingerlakeschapter.homestead.com/

Laing’s address is 5 Ward Road

North Tonawanda, NY 14120.


GPS Coordinates:

43 Deg. 3.14”N

78 Deg. 53.59”W.

Ward Road runs between Rtes. 429 and 384. Laing’s is just directly across Rte 384 from Gratwick Riverside Park, just north of the tracks.

Do NOT park in the parking lot across the street (on the western side).

Silver Lake Meets


Some pictures of past meets posted by Members

The Annual Silver Lake meet is the main FiberGlassics Meet in our area.

Ron V. has done a great job of putting together some pictures of past meets with a brief history of the meet. Be sure to check out this meet each spring in early June.

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