Volume 16, Issue 4 ...................... ..........Newsletter of the Finger Lakes Chapter, ACBS.................................... December 2006

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FLC's 2006 Boat Show on DVD

The Chapter's 2006 Boat Show is again available on DVD using still photos, special scanning effects and background music appropriate for the occasion. This is the second year that the Chapter's Boat Show has been recorded on DVD and for those who obtained one last year, it's a must to have one again this year. Not only are they a wonderful reminder of a terrific weekend in a beautiful locale, but they also make perfect holiday gifts to antique boating friends. And they're a great way to interest others in the wonders of vintage boating. When the Cold winds of winter dominate the headlines, you'll be glad you have your own copy to play again and again in the comfort of your own home! The 2006 DVD has been created by FLC members Michael & Elaine Sherwood Jakubowski. Cost per disc is $12., and can be ordered by sending your check (made out to Finger Lakes Chapter, ACBS) to: Michael & Elaine, 55 Old Mill Rd., Rochester, NY 14618. Proceeds benefit the Chapter.

President's Message

Dear Members,

I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves at our Annual Dinner Meeting this year as much as my father and I did. Tony Mollica was just as fine a speaker as ever and our buffet dinner was delicious. Our Board of Directors welcomes two new members this year. First, is Jamie Strong of Skaneateles, NY who has shown his beautiful Lyman Islander at our show in recent years and has been a tremendous help to our chapter on boat show weekend each year. Next, is Hamilton Armstrong of Wolcott, NY, whose name you may recognize as one of our advertisers in Brightwork. Ham operates his own wooden boat restoration shop in Wolcott, NY and attracts clients from all over the country with his award-winning work. We're fortunate to have him in our area and anyone looking for a shop to perform any kind of work on their boat would be well-advised to give Ham a call. Most of you know by now that the Adirondack Chapter of ACBS will be hosting the Annual ACBS Meeting in Lake George, September 26-29, 2007. Adirondack Chapter President Cheryll Slater-Schampier tells me that it's going to take about 70 volunteers to pull it off. They're expecting about 80-100 boats in the water and could use help on the docks and other details as well. If you'd like to help in any way, Cheryll would be glad to hear from you and she can be reached at 518-456-3421 or mchief34@yahoo.com This will be a great opportunity to see a lot of interesting boats and their owners from all over the country. Look for details in future issues of The Rudder. Beginning with this issue of Brightwork, we're going to spotlight a member of our chapter with a short story about them and any boats they may own. Members will be contacted at random and will be asked to submit a photo or two of their boat(s). We'd like to see the owners and their families in the picture if possible. With our membership spread over a wide geographic area, this feature should help us all get better acquainted. I'd like to say "Thank You" to everyone who had a hand in or participated in our chapter activities this year. With the exception of our first two events being cancelled due to weather, we had good turnout and most important of all, people enjoyed themselves. In the coming year your Board of Directors will be planning more activities that we hope you'll enjoy. Remember that our meetings are always open to any member; so if you'd like to share an idea, please stop by or give any one of us a call.

Rob Kidd


Letter to the Editor

Dear Dick

Many thanks are due to you and members of the Finger Lakes Chapter for sending a copy of the chapter's (September) newsletter. Weren't we thanked at the dinner held on the Saturday night of the boat show? As a former newsletter editor for the Michigan Chapter, I can appreciate the work required to produce such a publication. The Finger Lakes Chapter's cruise on Skaneateles Lake at the end of September sounds like fun. For anyone going on this cruise, I'll join you in spirit. Best regards, Herb Anthony (Judge at FLC's 2005 & 2006 Boat Shows) The omission referred to in the September2006 issue was that I had inadvertently forgotten to thank the judges for their part in the 2005 FLC Boat Show -- in the September 2005 issue. -Ed.

Apologies for the delay in getting this issue of Brightwork out. The printer required replacement of the printhead causing a two-week delay. -Ed.