1992 to 2017

This is our 25th year as a club, 
24 years with the ACBS!

Upcoming Events

Columbia Willamette and Pacific Northwest Chapters

2017 Garage Tour


Where: Lake Oswego Boat Company, 25601 SW Newland Rd., 
            Wilsonville, OR 97070

When: Saturday, April 22nd from 10 AM to 2 PM

Cost:  FREE, but please let us know if you are attending so we will have enough 
        food reply to bobn4b@gmail.com or call Bob at 503-475-2892 by Thursday,
        April 20th

Topics:             Mike Mayer – Awlgrip Finishes for Decks and Sides
                        Don Purdy – Sand, Buff & Polish Varnish and Clear Finishes
                        Hank Mayer – Bottoms for Lapstrake Boats
                        Mirka Dealer Rep. – Choosing Sanding Paper & Products
                        Mike Mayer – Starting Rebuilt Engines example, Straight 8
                        Tom Horn – Using 12 volt starting on 6 volt systems

Other Items:  Please consider carpooling, the parking is limited, Thank You

CWC Boat Show

The Columbia Willamette Chapter of ACBS annual boat show in conjunction with the Oswego Heritage Council will be held August 26th and 27th.  Sign up today so you can show your boat at this outstanding event.  We hope to see you there.

President's Welcome Message

Welcome to the website for the Columbia~Willamette Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS).  We are a diverse group of individuals with a passion for classic, antique & historic boats.

Our goal, as a chapter, is to provide an opportunity for vintage boat enthusiasts to get together and share knowledge, experience and enjoyment in old boats.  We are a volunteer organization who enjoys finding, discussing, restoring and operating classic boats. You don’t need a boat to join.  We’re always looking for people with a love for boats and there’s always room on a member boat at our in-water functions, so if you’re interested in joining but thought that you needed a boat, you were wrong!  Check out the national ACBS website and become a member today.

Our events calendar is a living document that is continually updated so be sure to check often for future events and activities.  Our chapter covers the state of Oregon and Southern Washington for the ACBS and we are fortunate to be in such a beautiful part of the country with a rich marine heritage and bounty of wonderful boats.

Whether you’re into fast classic fiberglass boats or prefer to motor slowly in your wooden cruiser, we’re the club for you.  If you’ve always wanted an old boat but weren’t sure how to go about it, we can help you there too.  We have workshops that cover the technical aspects of maintaining boats, inspecting prior to purchase among many other things. 

Please take your time in exploring our website.  This is an active group and we get a lot of use out of our boats in the summer.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Happy Boating!



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