Newsletter of the Finger Lakes Chapter, ACBS

Volume 17, Issue 1.................................................................. March 2007

UPDATED: March 20, 2007

















For Sale: Beautiful lot on Watts Bar Lake, TN in a gated community with 200-ft. of deepwater shoreline and TVA approval for a two-slip enclosed boat house. Bob & Janet Korts, 585-739-9859 or

For Sale: Dunphy X-55, 17-ft inboard, galvanized trailer. 215 HP Interceptor engine rebuilt, over-bored, new pistons, rings, bearings, crank turned, etc. Never in water since rebuild. Original upholstery, floor covering & trim. Deck is stained and varnished mahogany. A-1 condition. $16,000. Mick Griffin, 716-662-1949 or

For Sale: 1939 Skaneateles Boat & Canoe Co. Lightning Sailboat, #755. First Class condition; no rot. Has single bottom, new canvas deck, two sets of sails & wood mast. Alan Boat Co. trailer. Boat is ready to show or sail or both. $3500 Mick Griffin, 716-662-1949 or

For Sale: 1957 17-ft. Chris-Craft Sportsman, 185 HP CC V-8, new upholstery, new varnish and stain. Excellent condition, no rot, nothing broken. Trailer. $14,900. Mick Griffin, 716-662-1949 or

For Sale: 1954 14-ft. Whirlwind dual cockpit Runabout with 1956 Evinrude 40hp outboard engine. Completely restored from a solid rare find. New upholstery and new trailer. $10,000. Mike Chernago, 607-753-7605;

For Sale: Rare 1927 20-ft. Gesswein Sportabout (hull #7) with original 6 cyl. Van Blerck engine. Twin cockpit with unusual facing rear seats. Brass hardware & leather upholstery. Boat & engine fully restored; both in excellent condition. Custom trailer. Asking $35,000. Barbara Giovannetti, 315-947-5532 or

For Sale: 1957 23-ft. Chris-Craft Continental. Excellent condition. New bottom, frames, chines, keel, dashboard, dark-red pleated upholstery, and cockpit edging (not upholstered foam), and ~20% new wood on deck. Twelve+ coats of varnish throughout. Original hardware including Iva-light. Folding top with white side curtains and cockpit extension. Original "M" motor with dual 12-volt batteries & switch. Motor professionally cleaned and rewired; added rebuilt generator. Starts right up and runs 100%! No problems in five years. Stored inside winters; on lift summers with waterline cover. Not launched in 2006. Comes with excellent dual-axle trailer. $42,000. Steve Haarstick, 585-342-5200 (days),

For Sale: 1928 29-ft. Hackercraft Triple Cockpit (hull #751) w/ 150hp Sterling Petrel engine. Total restoration completed 2004; now being refurbished. (See p. 33, Classic Boating Magazine, Vol. 124, March-April 2005.) Ed Ritter, 315-524-3007. Serious inquiries only, please.

Wanted: Sliding top suitable for a 1966 17-ft. Century Resorter. Fred Marks, 607-276-6468