Whether we are in this as a hobby or a profession, most of us came by way of falling in love with an old boat.
The combination of historical value and artistic styling add to the unique story that each antique and classic boat carries with her. But as with the ownership of anything valuable, we soon learn that there are best practices in preserving or restoring, and certainly maintaining our boat.
The skills needed for this responsibility are shared among ACBS members, often one on one, but also in a group setting. Chapters schedule skill-building workshops such as the one put on by Smith Mountain Lake Chapter. Pictured above is the group assembled for the fall workshop at the home/shop of Alan and Jean Frederick.
Fall is a popular time for Seminars and Workshops. After all, getting ready for when the boat is out of the water still lets you play with your boat during the winter.
Bay State Woodies had their fall “Shop Talk” and open house, to get your classic boat restoration questions answered by fellow amateur- and profesional restorer Mike Sorensen at Bjorn’s shop in Shrewsbury. There were two Chris Crafts displayed that were under restoration, and two Riva’s awaiting restoration.