ABM-ACBS Spring Symposium

By Dan Gyoerkoe, Executive Director for ACBS It was a chilly Saturday morning with the temperature in the mid-forties and a rare showing of the sun this spring as eighteen classic boat enthusiasts gathered for the Annual Spring Symposium May 17-19 hosted by the Antique Boat Museum and ACBS. The Symposium began on Friday afternoon…

Vessel Safety Checks

Safe Boating Week is May 18th through May 24th. For more information, visit www.safeboatingcampaign.com Judy Hills, Roving ACBS reporter OK, I confess—for over ten years I was in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and was a flotilla commander for several of those years.  Thus, I am opinionated when it comes to boating safety.  When I…

Installing a Bilge Blower Makes Vintage Boats Safer

Safe Boating week is May 18th through May 24th. For more information, visit www.safeboatingcampaign.com By Dick Werner & Brent Howard. As we are all well aware, we have that highly explosive liquid on board many of our old boats call gasoline. That liquid is very capable of vaporizing and releasing fumes. These fumes are heavier…

Back Your Boat Trailer Like a Pro

Back Up Your Boat Trailer Like A Pro By Rich Armstrong, BoatUS. Magazine; August/September 2017 This article was reprinted with permission from BoatU.S. Magazine, the flagship publication of the Boat Owners Association of The United States. For the online editions, membership, insurance, and towing information, visit www.BoatUS.com     It requires teaching your brain some new habits, but…

ACBS Update

Annual Meeting and International Boat Show Updates: Online registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting and International Boat Show opened on Wednesday, April 17th. A printed copy of the event details and registration forms will be mailed with Spring issue of the ACBS Rudder scheduled for delivery to the post office this week. A PDF version…