Come join us for the 2019 Spring Fling…

…in our Chapter President’s backyard!  You can literally start your weekend in Robert Gaestel’s backyard, or at least his family’s property on the edge of the Merced River.  Join us on Friday, April 12th from noon to 4:00 at the Gaestel Family River Ranch II.


Restoration Workshop Returns

Flash!! Back by Popular Demand…There Will be a 2019 Restoration Workshop!

Our chapter is pleased to announce that we WILL be providing a Restoration Workshop at Sierra Boat Company this spring.  Friday and Saturday, March 29th and 30th will be the dates for another two day extravaganza that promises to be bigger and better than the one held there in 2016! Sorry, sign-ups are closed as of March 16, 2019.

Fishing with my Dad

Member Rainee Stahr sent in this is a photo of her fishing with her dad when she was three.  Rainee writes, “My parents had a cabin on Sandy Lake, which is in northern Alberta, Canada.  My dad loved being out in a boat fishing, and I loved going with him.  He passed away in 1993, but I know he would have loved being apart of this fun club.  When Doug and I take out Lasata (a 1948 Chris Craft 18′ Sportsman Deluxe), I sometimes look at the back seat and imagine him sitting there just kicking back and taking it all in!”

Thanks for sharing Rainee! If any of our members would like to share their boating memories, send them in to us. We all love memories!

Baby, it’s COLD outside!

photo courtesy of Pexels

Hey there, wood boat enthusiast….now’s the time to get to work.  It’s a new year and there’s nothing to do except get started on that project!  This is our challenge to you…get started and send us pictures of your project with a few words describing how you’re doing.  Good luck!  And, as ALWAYS, HAVE FUN!