The SML Chapter of the Antique Classic Boat Association recently held its annual winter workshop at the home of Alain and Jean-Frédéric. His 39 members and guests in attendance learned from subject matter experts about his four topics to help restore and maintain antique boats.
Local member Mark Thompson, retired owner of a successful custom woodworking business, shares his knowledge of what to look for when buying lumber for various uses to restore antique boats. Did.
Guest Margaret Gober, owner of Virginia Canvas, a local business near Hales Ford Bridge, discusses the different materials, their uses, and the performance of custom-fit boat covers and bimini tops, which she expertly crafts and manufactures. I fixed it.
Local member Chuck Breen shared his experience with industrial fasteners as it applies to identifying and selecting the correct bolts, nuts, screws and other fasteners to restore, repair and maintain antique boats.
Our host and local member, Alan Frederick, provided us with updates and lessons learned on the 35-foot scratch-built mahogany runabout he’s been planning for nearly 30 years. He’s been actively building this dream project for nearly three years, and when his schedule permits, he’s assisted by Olivia Dow, a student at the local Franklin County High School. (Group photo #1 shows a nice shot of Alan’s project).
For more information on chapters, please visit our website at www.woodenboats.net, contact chapter president John Coffman at (443) 204-6500 or email us. [email protected].