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    Default Seminars at the Maine Boatbuilders Show, March 23-5, 2018

    Seminars:

    Below is a list of current seminars. These are subject to change.

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    9:00 AM Annual Meeting, National Association of Marine Surveyors. www.namsglobal.org

    (Lectures Beginning at 11:00, Open to All Attendees.)

    11:00 - 12:00 ANNOUNCED SOON.

    12:15 - 1:15 ELECTRIC DRIVES, with Chris Hood, CW Hood Yachts. Chris will talk about the propulsion system from Torqeedo powered by Lithium batteries. Operators simply turn a key. The control panel and throttle are aft in the cockpit for easy access. Installation is a simple two bolt attachment and has a folding propeller for decreased drag. Web site: cwhoodyachts.com

    1:30 - 2:30 INSIGHTS ON MAINE COASTAL SAILING, with Charlie Doan. Charlie is an avid sailor and cruising editor for SAIL Magazine. He has authored The Modern Cruising Sailboat (2010) and The Sea Is Not Full (2017). Charlie learned to sail as a boy in the mouth of the Kennebec River and has completed seven transatlantic voyages as well as other numerous ocean passages. He sails from Portland on an aluminum Boreal 47. Web site: sailmagazine.com

    2:45 - 3:45 MANUFACTURING FOR THE US MARKET AND EXPORTING REQUIREMENTS: ABYC UPDATE, with Craig Scholten ABYC Technical VP. This presentation highlights minimum Federal Regs, CFR updates, the latest issues from the Office of Boating Safety, points that ABYC standards cover, US EPA and CARB fuel systems and new compliance audit tools. Also discussed will be exporting requirements for Canada, the latest updates for Europe, and ABYC / ISO Differences.
    Web site: abycinc.org

    4:00 - 5:00 HALF HULL MODELS, with Richard Stanley. what they are for, why making a half model can be a useful and worthwhile part of the design process, the tools used to make them and the process involved in making them from a blank with hand tools. Web site: richardstanleyboats.com

    5:15 - 6:00 MAINE ISLAND TRAIL ASSOCIATION – 30 YEARS ON, with Doug Welch, MITA’s Executive Director. After 30 years, the Maine Island Trail remains an "only-in-Maine" phenomenon that has inspired many other water trails nationwide. Doug Welch, Executive Director of the 6,000-member Maine Island Trail will discuss the roots of this radical small-boat undertaking, present a short video featuring several of the founders, and talk about the future as MITA the last section of this border-to-border recreational water trail. Web site: mita.org

    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    9:00 - 12:30 MARINE TROUBLE SHOOTING COMPETITION. These high school participants represent the next generation of leaders in the marine trades. Sponsored by Portland Yacht Services, Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and organized in part by Portland Arts and Technical School (PATHS). This is a timed competition great for the industry. Encourage these students! This effort supported by Universal Technical Institute/Marine Mechanics Institute, Portland Yacht Services, Cottage Road Service Center and Snap-on.

    11:00 - 12:00 METALLURGY OF MARINE HARDWARE, with Roger Winiarski of Bristol Bronze. Roger will discuss advantages and disadvantages of various metal types used on boats (aluminum, stainless steel and bronze) and the various alloying elements used in each. Also, how long each metal lasts and/or deteriorates quickly. Bristol Bronze is a company specializing in the authentic reproduction of fittings for traditional and classic yachts. Web site: www.bristolbronze.com

    12:15 - 1:15 CELESTIAL NAVIGATION OVERVIEW, with Captain Rick Miller, Department Chair, Marine Transportation Operations, Maine Maritime Academy. Rick will talk about theory behind the practice of celestial navigation and demonstrate how to find your latitude at local apparent noon. We’ll have a few sextants on hand or bring your own if you like. Rick has been Master of many motor and sailing vessels and has instructed celestial navigation from the deck of ships and in classrooms. Come learn some tips from one of the best. Web site: mainemaritime.edu

    1:30 - 2:30 WIRELESS MARINE ELECTRONICS, with Tim Greer, Navtronics Marine. Bluetooth radar and other wireless options ... practical or nightmare? Integration, what systems can talk to what? Remote boat monitoring. Other good stuff. Web site: www.navtronics.com

    2:45 - 3:45 BRINGING MARY E BACK, Kurt Spiridakis, Maine Maritime Museum. The Mary E returned to Bath in May 2017 for a major restoration. Built in 1906 by Thomas Hagan, she represents a typical small fishing schooner built on the Kennebec River in the early 20th century. Over the last 112 years she has worked as a coastal fishing boat, mail boat, rum runner, dragger, windjammer and day cruiser. The Maine Maritime Museum is funding a 12-month rehabilitation so she will continue sailing for another 100 years. Shipwright Andros Kypragoras is leading a team of four to replace most of the structure above the waterline. The transom will also be replaced and raised over 12” to original lines.
    Web site: www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/mary-e

    4:00 - 5:00 SCHOONER HARVEY GAMAGE CUBA VOYAGING: MAINE STUDENTS NAVIGATING CHANGE IN CUBA, Ocean Passages. Harvey Gamage has summer sailing programs in Maine and winter programs in Cuba. Adventure with a purpose. Web site: www.ocean-passages.org

    Sunday, March 25, 2018

    11:00 - 12:00 EDUCATION FOR PROFESSIONAL MARINERS BEGINS IN HIGH SCHOOL, with Captain Eric Jergenson, Chairman for Maine Ocean School. Considering a career in the maritime trades? Maine Ocean School is a public magnet high school that provides a “hands-on, minds-on” education on the water, in the lab and in the classroom. Eric will present the school’s vision and answer common questions. What is the Maine Ocean School? What is a public magnet school? Why does Maine need a school like this? Who can attend? What do we teach and how is it unique to Maine and ocean careers? What are the opportunities for ocean-based careers? Our partners in this effort. Admissions information and summer programs. Web site: www.maineoceanschool.org

    12:15 - 1:15 CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE PREPARATION, FROM A MARINE SURVEYOR’S PERSPECTIVE, with Captain Tom Lokocz Adams, Maine Design Company. After Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean in September, Tom Adams flew to Tortola and Saint Martin where he inspected hundreds of boats and saw the results of nature’s most powerful force, a category 5 hurricane. Tom will show aerial drone and photographic footage of his findings along the waterfront. He will provide considerations for builders and owners prepping for severe storms, what cannot be prepared for. Tom has a maritime career that includes many thousands of miles as captain in the Maine Windjammer fleet, as a boat builder and systems mechanic. He spent much of the last twenty years in marine surveying, design and engineering services as is based in Camden, Maine. Web site: www.mainedesigncompany.com

    1:30 - 2:30 WOODEN BOATS AND ANECDOTES FORM THE NOT SO DISTANT PAST, with Master Boatbuilder Harold Burnham. In 2015, Captain Burnham got a job working 2-3 days a week as owners representative for the Schooner Ernestina Morrissey at The Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. This is the first job in his life that has lasted more than a year and one of the few that has not required attention every waking hour. Harold will talk about how he has kept himself amused and employed during the four to five days a week not working on Ernestina. An apprenticeship program with his son rebuilding the first vessel his dad built in 1971. “Playing” with neighbors at the Essex shipbuilding museum. Rebuilding the WATERMARK an early apprentice-shop crotch island pinky with at risk youth. Learning to dive and working underwater on the historic railway at Maritime Gloucester. As well as projects around my own yard repairing boats, sail making, sawing, and operating our family pinky schooner Ardelle. Web sites: BurnhamBoatBuilding.com and SchoonerArdelle.com

    2:45-3:30 BUILD, SAIL, LIVE. TWO GUYS, ONE CRAZY DREAM. Steve Dunette and Alix Kreder are building a 38’ sailboat from stump to ship, which once completed will take them around the world. The traditional-build wooden boat is a 1934 William Atkin yawl design. Alix and Steve hope to inspire and educate along the way. With a bit of dedication, good company and some old school smarts even the wildest of dreams can be made to come true! Web site: www.acorntoarabella.co
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    Default Re: Seminarsat the Maine Boatbuilders Show, March 23-5, 2018

    Had me for a moment, I'd never heard the word seminarsat.

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    Default Re: Seminarsat the Maine Boatbuilders Show, March 23-5, 2018

    Seminarsat=seminar by satellite.

    But, yeah. Tried to fix the forum headline but it only works in the tread itself.
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    Default Re: Seminarsat the Maine Boatbuilders Show, March 23-5, 2018

    Now I know when to show up by Friday. Like Charlie's book.

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