We know boat show season is starting to kick off down south, but many of our northern ACBS chapters are still in winter or early spring mode, so that means workshops and gatherings. Here are a couple of  upcoming offerings from the Glacier Lakes and Columbia-Willamette Chapters. If you are in the area, be sure to register, or check your local Chapter website to see what is being offered in your home region.

On April 1st, the Glacier Lakes Chapter will be hosting “Honey, I’ve Got This!” (This one’s for the Ladies!)

Ladies! Attend this 1-day seminar on April 1, 2023 and become confident in your boating skills. It’s a fact that women learn differently than men and thrive on interacting with other women, so please join Jane Larson for this 1- day seminar; for women and taught by women. Enjoy a day with other boating friends while learning or brushing up on the following topics:
• Be prepared for an hour…or a day…on the water! Learn what should be in your boat, what should be in your bag. You’ve Got This!
• Suddenly you’re in charge! Stuff happens on & off the water. Be prepared for the unexpected…from simple first aid to weather to boat handling. You’ve Got This!
• Trailering isn’t that hard! Demystifying trailering! (Just the basics!) You’ve Got This!
• Boat ramps are slippery! Tips for launching/retrieving boats, whether you’re behind the wheel or on the dock. You’ve Got This!
• Help the skipper navigate! Learn what different buoys, shapes & lights mean. You’ve Got This!
• Be a good crew person! From basic knot-tying to line tossing. You’ve Got This!

Check out the full course description here: 2023 Honey Ive got this flier 4

On April 8th, the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society is happy to invite you to our spring workshop. It is being held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Tex Rankin Theater room at Pearson Air Museum, on the Fort Vancouver National Historic site in Vancouver, WA. We look forward to a day of history, education, food, and comradery at this special venue. Come hear some advice on boat maintenance and restoration from local experts and club members. After the workshop, you may wish to view the air museum displays and visit Fort Vancouver to experience life in the 1800’s.

Presentations include:

  • Easy Removal of ‘white’ Dock Rash Bob Nelson
  • Chris Craft 283 Engine Overhaul Karl Hoffman
  • Electrifying a Vintage Launch Mike S./Tom H.
  • Sheffield Propeller – Running Gear Rundown D. Brian Remsing
  • Building a 23’ Triple Cockpit Runabout Bob Brown
  • Rivers West Small Craft Center: Wanna Build a Boat? Mitch West
  • Paint Technology Updates and Tips Michael West
  • PT-658, Keeping a Historic Vessel on the Water

Check out the full program description here: Final Invitation for 2023 Workshop

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