March 24, 2018 all-day
Tavares, FL City Hall
201 E Main St
Tavares, FL 32778
Dick Werner

Location:      Tavares, Florida (Sunnyland Boat Show)

Date:             March 24, 2018 (Saturday)

Times:           9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

To be held at:          The morning session will be under a tent in the parking lot next to the City Hall and the afternoon session will be in the City Hall auditorium. (Where we have held previous symposiums)


9:30 A.M. -11:30 P.M.:           There will be two boats (a carvel and lapstrake planked) to work on and demonstrate a variety of restoration techniques such as plank removal and repairs, removing broken fasteners, fairing the sides, etc.  Time will be allocated for discussion, questions, etc.

SPEAKERS:      Brian Keen, a professional boat restorer from the Motor Boat Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio

Karl Weinert, a professional boat restorer and instructor who has relocated to Tavares, Florida and will be opening his own shop

11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.:            Some of the essential parts of our vintage marine engines will be shown and described in detail such as carburetors, distributors, transmissions, and fuel and water pumps.  How to properly diagnose a potential problem allowing one to fix, adjust or replace to get your engine running properly.

SPEAKER:        Don Wilson, a professional marine engine restorer from Legendary Restorations, Venice, Florida

1:30 P.M.-2:15 P.M.:  Researching and documenting your restoration projects thereby allowing your boat to be as correct as you desire.

                        SPEAKER:        Peter De Vito, past president of the Sunnyland Chapter

2:15 P.M.-2:45 P.M.:  Boat Trailer Safety

                        SPEAKER:        Dennis Ryan, Motor Boat Garage, Cincinnati, Ohio

2:45 P.M.-3:30 P.M.:  Today’s vintage boat market.  What is popular and not so popular in today’s buying market.  What important details does the new buyer need to look for when looking at a boat to purchase.  What is important to best prepare your boat to sell.

                        SPEAKER:        Robert Lyon, Antique Boat Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

3:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M.:  Panel:  Here is the opportunity to ask the experts about any problem you may be having with your boat or restoration project.

SPEAKERS:      Today’s speakers plus Bo and Kathy Muller from the Muller Boat works in New Hampshire.



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