Participating in hands-on symposia held around North America is one of the key benefits of an ACBS membership.

Recognized experts provide knowledge and advice to the beginner, the “do-it-yourself” person or those who just want to watch.

Topics covered at past seminars include wood boat repair, basic boat plank replacement, stripping, staining & varnishing wooden boats, marine engine maintenance, steering & mechanical issues, and fiberglass boat repair.

These symposiums are a chance to meet fellow classic boaters or people with similar boats and restoration issues that can help you finish that special project!

In addition, ACBS maintains a library of over 100 copyrighted videos showing all different types of boat restoration and preservation techniques.

But these videos and the symposia are available only to members — so just become one!

2017 ACBS International Boat Show Symposium Schedule

Friday, September 8, 2017

   9:00-10:00   Building the Glen L. Torpedo from Plans | Presenter Roberta Hegy

10:00-12:00   Staining and Varnishing Techniques | Presenter Mary Richter

12:00-1:00     The Evinrude Story | Presenter Dennis Evinrude

   1:00-2:00     The Racine Heritage Museum | Presenter Steve Wheeler

   1:00-3:30     Wood Boat Restoration Refinishing | Presenters Lars & Olivia Bergersen

   2:00-3:00     The Great Lake Shipwreck Archeology | Kimm Stabelfeldt 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

   9:00-11:00    Fiberglass Restoration | Presenters Scott McInnes and Scott Bruesewitz

11:00-1:00     Engine Disassembly & Assembly | Presenter Ted Cartner

   1:00-1:45     Transmission Adjustments | Ted Cartner 

Scheduled Symposiums and Workshops