CANCELLED!!! Payette Lake Boat Show

Dear Payette Lakes Chapter members and show participants:

 I am writing to inform you that the Board, after careful consideration, has determined to cancel the 2020 Boat Show at Shore Lodge because of the risk to public health and safety resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

As much as we would like to reunite with everyone to enjoy companionship and celebrate our love of classic boats, the health and safety of our members, show attendees, volunteers, venue employees, and community is our utmost priority. We have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, listening to our state and local authorities and have determined we cannot move forward with this year’s show in its usual format because of the undue risk of disease transmission.

In lieu of this year’s show the Club will be making a donation to the McCall Food Bank and we would welcome any member that would like to join us in this community effort. To start the effort, I will be donating this year’s boat show registration fees.

If health conditions permit and preventive measures can be employed, the Club will work to organize some informal activities for our local members, maybe a poker run, north beach coffee gathering or lake cruise. We will keep you informed.

Thank you for your patience and we hope everyone has a safe and healthy summer.

See you in 2021!

Gary Lyons


Payette Lakes Chapter ACBS Inc.

Chapter displays at the 2020 Boise Boat Show!

The Payette Chapter just completed participating at the Boise Boat Show that ran January 3-5, 2020.

We want to thank those that manned the booth and talked with the many interested people stopping by. Those are Gary Lyons, Marj and Mike Dougherty, Greg and Laura Plummer, Barry McCahill, Chuck Dollar and Lloyd Putnam. Plus a big thank you to Mike and Marj for providing their 1938 17’ Chris Craft Runabout. It was a hit!

The show drew over 2,500 attendees. We had at times a steady stream of people stopping by and at other times some lulls.  But overall there was a lot of interest in our ‘non-plastic’ display at the show. The majority of people had either not heard about the upcoming July 24-26 McCall boat show or were interested but didn’t know when it was, so handing out a flyer with that information should prove to be beneficial to increased attendance. We did get some interest of joining ACBS and the chapter so we will have to see how that plays out. There was a lot of discussion on wood boats, restoration, how they sound on the water and many thumbs up from those we did talk with.

Payette Lakes 2019 Boat Show – What a great show!

What a great show we had July 26-28 at the Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho!  Thirty-six boats representing the best in antique and classic wood, classic glass, contemporary and reproduction wood!  Check out the 2019 directory in the ‘BOAT SHOW’ pages to see all the great craft!

The weather could not have been nicer, not a cloud in the sky!  An estimated 1,500 people walked the docks over the three day show and enjoyed the beauty and elegance of the fine watercraft on display. The activities were well attended and the awards banquet was fantastic. See the 2019 winners in the ‘BOAT SHOW’ pages!

The club’s mission of fostering relationships with the members and educating the public was accomplished in spades. Of course, we could not have done it without wonderful sponsors, which included Bretz Capitol Sports Sales, Prestige Water Sports and Hagadone Marine.