ACBS Symposium at the Sunnyland Boat Festival @ Tavares, FL
Mar 23 @ 9:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Presented by the Sunnyland Chapter and The Florida Vintage Race Boat Club.

Sponsored by the Donzi Marine Restoration Society.

The morning session will take place in the Tavares City Hall Building across the street from Wooten Park (boat show site). The afternoon session will take place at the SCAMPY tent in Wooten Park (boat show site).


Race Boat Legends – We have put together a program that you won’t want to miss. It includes a few Hall of Fame Legends from the race boat world.

Tom D’Eath, is a Hall of Famer and former pilot of Miss Budweiser. Tom will share his history in the sport that spanned decades. Tom will also take you through the history of his latest restoration, Miss Washington D.C., which will be on display at the Symposium.

John Taggart will share his family boat racing history through a beautiful presentation of Joe Taggart Nine Decades Racing Career. John will also display one of his father’s race boats.

Dave Richardson will talk about the Florida Vintage Race Boat Club and share his history in the sport. Dave will display one of his racing boats. 


Wayne Conklin will show the application of fiberglass cloth and epoxy to the bottom of a 9-foot pram. 

Ray Heuent will breakdown the lower unit of a 1959 Johnson outboard motor and replace the internal parts.

Casey Lynn will present gas and oil ratios for outboard engines, coil testing, and the use of aftermarket parts.


ACBS-ABM Spring Symposium @ Antique Boat Museum
May 17 – May 19 all-day

Schedule and program to be announced.

Each year ACBS and ABM host a 3-day workshop. We have received excellent reviews from those members who have participated and we encourage all to join us.  With questions or to register, please contact Amanda Dudley at the Antique Boat Museum at 315-686-4104 x225 or email her at