May 19, 2017 – May 21, 2017 all-day
Antique Boat Museum
750 Mary St
Clayton, NY 13624
Antique & Classic Boat Society

The SOLD OUT ACBS/ABM Restoration Workshop Symposium is in Clayton, NY.

The May workshop at the Antique Boat Museum is in Clayton on May 19,20,21, 2017. Click here for complete details, including a link to online registration.
For your immediate information, the weekend program will be centered around bottom replacement.  Our plan is to offer lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on involving bottom replacement.
Even if you do not ever plan to do a bottom replacement yourself, it will teach you good wood working skills that can be applied to other areas of your boat.  It will also give you an appreciation and extensive knowledge on what goes into bottom replacements.
There is not a large selection of motels in Clayton.  Most participants stay at Bertrand’s which is far from a 5 star, but it is close to the Museum, clean and reasonably priced. There are other lodging possibilities in the Clayton area.
This will be a very worthwhile weekend and well worth your time attending this workshop in Clayton.
We look forward to seeing you in Clayton next spring.  


  1. I am truly interested in attending this years symposium in May, how do I register and pay for the event. I just acquired a 1937, 17′ Deluxe Runabout that the bottom needs to be done and your itinerary has exactly what I need. I would also consider this an opportunity to network with people who have the same interest in restoring these old wooden beauties. Since I will be traveling from Buffalo and staying in the area I was wondering if you could recommend a place to stay, I would like to stay on a budget so referring me to the Taj- Mahal isn’t necessary, warm bed and a clean shower

    • Kevin,
      Here is a link to the Antique Boat Museum’s more detailed information about the event including a link for online registration.
      It also sounds like Bertrand’s is the perfect lodging for you.
      Also, joining ACBS and a chapter near you will give you more access to shared information, support, and friends who are also interested in vintage boats. ACBS has a chapter in the Buffalo area – Niagara Frontier – and there are others not too far away.

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