Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter Winter Workshop @ Shipwreck Boat Repair
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter Winter Workshop

Saturday, March 10, 2018


Location: Shipwreck Boat Repair

32273 124th St. Princeton, MN 55371

Doors open at 9:00am for coffee and doughnuts


Laying down Gel Coat to get that “perfect color match”

for your fiberglass boat and unlocking the secrets behind applying that classic

“metal flake” finish to your boat. Always a very popular workshop!

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Winter-2018-Workshop Water Wonderland Chapter-Antique and Classic Boat Society @ Maritime Classics
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Winter-2018-Workshop Water Wonderland-Chapter- Antique and Classic Boat Society

For more information, questions, or registration form please email Dennis Hansen at

For workshop content questions please contact Mike Green at 231-486-6148

You can also get a copy of the registration form by clicking the first link below


Winter2018Seminarv6 (002) Water Wonderland 1-26-18

Mar 24 all-day

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.



Click to download a printable schedule 2018 ACBS / Sunnyland Symposium on March 24 in Tavares, Florida

Southern New England Chapter’s Spring Workshop @ Connecticut River Museum
Apr 21 all-day

“Spring Workshop” to be held at the CT River Museum In Essex.

Kathy Muller from Muller Boatworks, Schuyler Thomson from Thomson Canoes, Andrew Robb from North Country Boat Works and Mike Sorensen have already committed to the workshop.

Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Spring Workshop @ Express Composites Inc.
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bob Speltz Land-O-Lakes Chapter Spring Workshop

Saturday, April 21, 2018


Location: Express Composite Inc.

451 Taft St. NE #15

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Doors open at 9:00am for coffee and doughnuts


Jim Swanson, owner and founder of Express Composites will host this seminar on what his company can offer with regard to composites, reinforcements, core materials, abrasives and oh, so much more. Whether you are a vintage wooden boat restorer, a fiberglass restorer, or starting a new build from scratch using a contemporary plan, there is something here for you. Jim has spent something here for you. Jim has spent over forty years building, restoring, racing (did I mention RACING) and generally hanging out in boats. This will be a fun filled session….and, with a little encouragement, he may even tell you about flipping his dad’s Ventnor! Bring your questions with an open mind, He’ll have a lot (and multiple) answers for you.

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