2020 Payette Lake Chapter ‘Chase For The Ace Run’ on Payette Lake

So many classic boat activities have or are being cancelled this year including our chapter boat show at Shore Lodge. We thought we would add a social event where we can keep social distancing in force while having some fun.

Event: Club poker run on Payette Lake.

Date: August 22, 2020

Time: Launch/meet at 10am – finish about 1pm

Place: Launch as needed and meet at 10am for the start at the long dock just east of May Marina. At the last on water stop we will pause for a social event. More details and a map of all the stops will be sent to those registered a few days before the event.

Docking: All stops will have adequate docking or beaching space.

Purpose: This is just a club get-together to safely visit with one another and share our competitive spirits.

Food: At the last stop the club will provide box lunches/sandwiches, chips and soft drinks/water. We will get everyone’s selection at the initial start and the food will be delivered to this stop, ready to be enjoyed when we arrive. This will enable us to maintain social food distancing. Wine, beer and other alcoholic beverages must be provided by attendees.

Details: Chase For The Ace Run is a five stop on lake poker run. Each participant will buy an official printed scorecard for $10 at the initial start location. You can buy and play more than one scorecard if you wish for $5 each. There will be five stops on the lake that covers the entire lake Stops will be announced at the start of the run with a map. We will stop at each location and each player will pick a card from a single deck. We can socialize a bit before heading off to the next stop. This is not a timed event, rather a fun ride around the lake in our classic boats. Rules are provided on the scorecard, copy of which is included with this announcement. At the last stop we will tally the hands and announce winners. Prizes will be awarded for best poker hand, second best hand and worst hand. In addition we will award a prize for the best costumed boat captain so bring your nautical best!

Register: By August 16, 2020 so we can arrange food and prizes. RSVP to chuckdollar3@gmail.com or Gregory.Plummer@ppdi.com
Event Type: This is a member only event. Members can bring as many guests as their boat will hold though.

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.