We are a Preferred Fiberglass Composite Repair Facility for most Insurance Companies,Boat Manufacturers, and Dealers in the Middle Tennessee area. Despite the frigid temperatures and less than perfect road conditions in Minnesota, the hard working, dedicated people from the Bob Speltz Land-o-Lake Chapter ACBS were in high gear this weekend at the 2014 Minneapolis Boat Show.
As floor space is at a premium for many of the winter boat shows, some ACBS Chapters are having to deal with smaller areas for their classic boat displays, which was the case at the Minneapolis Convention Center this year. Shipwreck Boat Works from Princeton, MN & Dresser, WI specializes fiberglass boat repair and restoration.
The ’58 Falls Flyer looked great inside as well, with the period Attwater components.
And we all know you can’t have a good boat show in Minnesota without including a classic wooden outboard. Restorer Del Van Emmerik from Maple Grove, Minnesota specializes in unique, early fiberglass boats, and brought his perfectly restored (and unusual) 1966 7ft Cir Craft to the show this year. Special thanks to both Eric Sandin and Dane Anderson for taking the time to send us a report from the Minneapolis Boat Show, we appreciate the effort.


We also heard a rumor that there were a couple of Canadian’s down in Minneapolis for the boat show this weekend… Did anyone see these guys? Maybe if we threatened to start using groundhog hair brushes for applying varnish during especially long winters they wouldn’t be so quick to forecast 6 more weeks of varnish time.
Winter classic boat displays at NMMA Boat Shows by ACBS Chapters are worth the time and effort.
Where can you get thoose kind of hatch stays that are seen i the pics above with the Hispano engine? Classic Boat Connection has hatch supports that look exactly like the hatch stays on Ondine.
This year we received two reports from the floor of the Minneapolis Boat Show, the first was a Live-ish report on Saturday from fellow Woody Boater Eric Sandin and then a follow-up report from Dane Anderson on Sunday, with a mostly aerial view of the classics at the show. But the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter presented a nice variety of boats, reporting good spectator traffic throughout the weekend. Also congratulations to the hard working folks from the Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter on another successful winter boat show!


Louis Sports & Boat Show every February and receives acknowledgement for being the most popular display year after year. It’s a lot of work in the dead of winter but has proven to be the single most successful method for signing up new members to the ACBS and our Chapter. A skateboarder T-Boned my wife’s Mustang not long ago right where this Ground Hog crosses frequently. The kid could learn a thing or two from the Ground Hog, but still don’t think that the rodent can change the calendar.



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