Participating in hands-on workshop 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 workshops include wood boat repair, basic boat plank replacement, stripping, staining & varnishing wooden boats, marine engine maintenance, steering & mechanical issues, and fiberglass boat repair.
These workshops are a chance to meet fellow classic boaters, 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. These videos are available only to members — Join Now!
Workshop Cassette Tapes from 1995 Digitized
Freedom Boat Service is celebrating their 10th anniversary by offering classic boating enthusiasts the opportunity to listen to 5 recently discovered cassette tapes of workshops held at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA in 1995. The cassette tapes have been digitized and uploaded to the Freedom Boat Service You Tube Channel. Note: the workshops are audio recordings.