Fellow Woody Boater Dick Werner and his dedicated crew at the Antique & Classic Boat Society (ACBS-HQ) have another impressive lineup of informative Symposiums and Workshops scheduled for the 2013 season.
These hands-on events continue to be very popular with the do-it-yourselfer and amateur boat restorers throughout the hobby, covering many aspects of repair and maintentance for your classic boat. From wood repair and basic plank replacement, to varnish and stain, to vintage marine engine maintenance, steering & mechanical, and even fiberglass repair for some of the newer classics.
Here is a list of the upcoming events around the country as noted on the ACBS HQ website, where you can visit and also sign up in advance.
Antique Boat Center in Cincinnati, Ohio
March 2, 3, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)
Location: Antique Boat Center,10346 Evendale Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45241,
There will be classes on fiberglass repair, steering wheel restoration, staining techniques to blend new wood with old, damaged plank repair, marine engine issues and outboard motor maintenance. There will be plenty of hands on opportunity to participate.
Recommended hotel: Holiday Inn Express, 11160 Dowlin Dr., Sharonville, Ohio 45241 513-771-9080
For more information on schedule, hotels, etc, click here.
Registration Fee: $195.00
Sunnyland Boat Festival in Tavares, Florida
March 23, 2013
Location: Tavares, Florida. It will be held in the main tent on the boat Show Grounds
This symposium will primarily center around engines. We will have sessions on marine engines, maintenance and simple fixes. There will also be an in depth talk on the Hemi engine. Another session will cover transmissions and proper adjustments. There will also be talks on simpler methods of stripping as well as staining techniques.
Registration Fee: Compliments of the ACBS and the Sunnyland Chapter. You will need a boat show ticket to get in.
For more information on schedule, click here.
Lake Oswego Boat Company, Portland, Oregon
April 6, 2013
The Northwest workshop will be held at the Lake Oswego Boat Company shop just outside of Portland, Oregon. There will be a session on fiberglass repair, selecting the proper paint for fiberglass and wood and a step by step process in replacing a bottom and much more.
Click here for more information.
ACBS Hands-on Workshop
Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York
May 17, 18, 19, 2013
This will be similar to the workshop in Cincinnati. There will be an in depth hands on workshop involving damaged wood repair, staining, varnishing, lofting techniques and engine maintenance and repairs. There will be plenty of hands on opportunity to participate.
Click here for more information on this workshop.
If you have questions on any of the above noted symposiums / workshops you can contact: Dick Werner, Chair at: [email protected]
To register or to obtain any more information about any of these workshops, Call ACBS Headquarters: 315-686-2628 or email: [email protected]
We should also note here that there are a number of other workshops being organized by many of the local ACBS Chapters around the country. So check with you local chapter and watch the ACBS event calender on the left side of the Woody Boater home page for more information.
(Images for this story were provided by Lora Nadolski – Director of Public Programming for the Antique Boat Museum – from the 2012 Symposium in Clayton, NY.)