We were all prepared to do a nice wrap up of a nice weekend in Ohio at the ACBS symposium at the Antique Boat Center. But things during springtime never seem to work out as planned. First. reporting in from Lake Hartwell was the amazing story of Phil Jones and his original Shepard going down. FAST.. Thank god for a 5 gallon bucket and all 6 ft 4 of Phil doing the bailing. You can read the story here.. Fortunately. or not. if you are Phil, Robert Miracle was right there burning up megabytes of images. Amazing stuff. Then late Sunday night. Paul Harrison breaks down in St Louis on the haul home from a month in Florida. The Woody Boater network saved the day, and Paul was back on the road in one day with a new tranny… Wait. No. Transmission.. Although a tranny would make a fun twist to the story. So. the wrap up on the symposium never got done. Now normally we would not do a wrap up. But I was there and learned a valuable lesson. OK, lots of lessons.. But the biggy was, ya gotta go.. Ya have to be there to pick up on small things. The tiny details and tricks that can’t be captured in a book, or just listening to some old geezer babble on about the way back machine. Ya gotta be there, and try stuff out with that old geezer there.
Striping deck seams, or using a router to route out deck seams. All seems like scary stuff til you do it.
How to load a brush while varnishing.. Look ma, no runs! And finally the mother of all tricks. The use of Krazy ” Super ” Glue. Jesus… This one simple trick can save you thousands. And takes one second.. To bad i can’t tell you about it. You will just have to go to the next seminar… The next one is at Halls on Lake George. This is breaking news as well ans of yet, not on the ACBS web site. Ya heard it here first. Sign up now.. These events book up fast.