Chapter Member Profile – Ed Barker




Presented by Wayne Mooers, Chapter Historian

For the past 19 years Wood & Glory has focused on our members, families & friends…. getting together and using our Antique & Classic boats.  We also tend to enjoy some fine meals and wines!  Here is a family profile from one of our Chapter’s early members, Wayne Barker.  If you don’t already know them, introduce yourself and “yak it up” this weekend.







Planned Daily Activities:

Thursday, June 1, 5 to 7pm on – The Thomas’ VIP Welcoming Reception 3394 Drake Court, Lakeport, CA 95453

This year will be a heavy hors d’ oeuvres, bring your (Boatique) wine social at their Corinthian Bay home again! Our thanks to Donna & Allen Thomas along with Judy McManus for this happening, and remember to compliment Donna on her new – after the flood – flooring! 90 members & guests will be enjoying the evening.

Friday, June 2, Daytime – “Itsa” open time” happening as friends arrive and get together, relax, visit the country side wineries, or enjoy Clear Lake’s warm, smooth waters with their boats. Do what you want to do! See the Dangel’s wine tour guide BELOW.

Friday, June 2, Evening, 5:30  The Lahti Woody Whoopie, 8408 Palace Drive, Buckingham Point, Kelseyville, CA 95451

This dinner is our official W&G opening party held at the Lahti’s Buckingham Point Lake home. Bring your BBQ entrée (which you do not have to share) and A-M last names bring an appetizer or a dessert, N-Z a salad or side dish to share. 137 of your W&G boating friends will be there. Come by boat, or car. The Sea Scouts will be on hand to help you.

Saturday, June 3 Daytime, 8:30am Skippers Meeting – Clear Lake Vista Resort, Soda Bay, and then our 9:30 Classic Boat Parade to the Casino Show happens. Groody River Media will again be documenting the action with their still and video shots again – hold your course and smile if we come along side for some close up action shots. See last year’s W&G action on our chapter’s web site.

Saturday, June 3 Daytime – 11 to 3pm – Casino Show & Luncheon, Konocti Vista Casino Marina, Mission Rancheria Road, Lakeport

Your show slips are assigned and the Sea Scouts will help you dock up. Topsides on the Casino lawn and under the canopy Dave Neft will provide his soft music, and Rosey Cooks will present your picnic gourmet box lunch. New this year is “race boat row” featuring our member’s performance boats, and boat judging will take place during the show….shine ‘em up boys!

Saturday, June 3, Evening, 6pm to 10 – Boatique Winery Dinner Party, 8255 Red Hills Road, Kelseyville, CA 95451

Once again Robert & Madi Mount open their Boatique Winery and Boat Collection for you to enjoy. See last year’s smile pictures in the Galleries Section above. This year our Guest of Honor is “colorful” Carl Braito marking his 100th birthday. A wine county casual event, Suenram Ranch Catering BBQ provides your meal and Boatique is the recommended wine! Recognitions and awards will “happen” along with our Thomas Family led silent & live auction – with proceeds once again benefiting Lake County charities.

Sunday, June 4 – “Itsa” Wood & Glory “open day”.

Last we heard some were boating up to Lakeport to see the Sprint Boat Races and then cruising up to Rodman Slough to just float around in this peaceful lagoon. Stay tuned. Wood & Glory is a Let’s Go Boating event. Enjoy your time, your friends and your boats again! “Itsa” all a happening!

Questions / Contacts:

Wayne Mooers, Chairman, 925-788-5628,

Jim Robello, Co-Chair, 707-355-2311,

Wayne & Jim

We look forward to boating with you!

If you want to see how much fun we have, look in Galleries.  Click on “Galleries” above.

 Wood & Glory Winery Touring Suggestions

In past years a more structured winery tour was organized for ACBS members attending our event. As popular as that was, there will not be an “official” winery tour this year in favor of smaller groups touring to their time and place needs. Wood & Glory “open time” is your time to relax without a schedule! We encourage you to visit and support the local wineries in the area. There are many to choose from, yet here are a few possibilities for three relaxing itineraries, which we always enjoy with our friends.

Upper Lake: Drive 20 min. North on 29 to Upper Lake to the Lake County Wine Studio where you will meet delightful Susan. She represents many local wineries and has extensive knowledge to share. The historicTallman Hotel is just across the street for lodging and the Blue Wing Saloon is a great lunch spot. “Down Town” Upper Lake is worth a look. Driving back stop in Lakeport at the Don Angel tasting room on Main St. Here you can check out a few local shops.

Kelseyville Area: In Kelseyville you will find several favorites all in close proximity. Steel Wines, Mt Konocti Winery, Rosa Del d’Oro, Fore Family Vinyards, Wildhurst, and Chacewater Winery are all good choices. If you like olive oil Rosa d’Oro and Chacewater both have tasting. The Saw Shop is a good lunch stop and Studabaker’s Deli makes great sandwiches to go or eat there. Steele Winery has tables in the shade for a picnic spot.

Red Hills Region: Heading ten minutes south on 29 out of Kelseyville in the Red Hills region you will find Boatique Winery with picnic tables, bocce, and classic boats! (Ask for your W&G pricing on wine purchases). Laujor Estate is close by with wonderful views and Gregory Graham just off 29 on Pt. Lake View Rd. is a must stop. Just across the road is Shannon Ridge at Vigilance.

For those of you who may wish to visit wineries before picking up your goodie bags with the included map, go to for info and a viewable map that can be downloaded to your phone. For additional information contact Gene & Sue Dangel at 925 788 8790 or by email at Enjoy, & see you soon!

Need a Chapter Nametag?

2017 events are starting!  If you don’t have an ACBS NC / LT nametag and would like to have one, Barbara Foster is ordering them.  The cost is $10. All you need to do is email Barbara with the correct spelling of your name and tell her whether you want a “magnet back” or “clip back”.  If you are a past President, let her know if you want that designation on your nametag. Email her at

If you’re going to be at the Bass Lake Rendezvous or Wood & Glory XIX, Barbara will be at both events and can take your order then!

Happy Boating!

ACBS Chapter Member Profile , CARL BRAITO

Carl Max Braito celebrates 100 years


This year Wood & Glory is celebrating Carl Braito as our Guest Of Honor on his 100th birthday! For the past 19 years Carl and his Braito family have sponsored and supported your Wood & Glory Event.  You’re invited to cheer on the man and his story!


27th Annual Bass Lake Rendezous is coming soon!

photo courtesy of Joel Castro


The Northern CA/Lake Tahoe and Southern California ACBS Chapters want to welcome you to join us at beautiful Bass Lake for the 27th Annual Bass Lake Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show and Rendezvous. This truly wonderful event has created many special memories throughout the years and is guaranteed to be a very FUN and RELAXING weekend for all. The first in-the-water boat show for 2017 is on May 19th through May 21st, but if you can arrive a couple days early to Bass Lake, plan a side trip to enjoy the beautiful and magical views of Yosemite National Park only 17 miles away. With all the rain and snow that we have been receiving this season, the waterfalls will be amazing to see. What a treat it will be to have Bass Lake full again this year after the harsh drought that we all have had to deal with the last few years.