62 YEARS
Educational Seminars 2018

BOTTOM PAINT ME SILLY♦   MARCH 15, 2018 - Completed!

Mike Tabor from Sea Hawk Paints will present this seminar.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different brands and kinds of bottom paint available, if we all float on the same ocean? Mike will be here to answer those questions and more! What are the similarities and what are the differences between paints....

BATTERIES, BATTERIES♦   MARCH 22, 2018 - Completed!

Mark Moreschi from Northeast Battery will present this seminar.

Do your batteries meet your boating needs? What should you use for a starting battery or house battery...AGM, GEL, WET LEAD ACID...Mark will not only discuss battery basics, new technology, and battery health & maintenance. There will be a questions and answer period at the end of the seminar.

SPRING SERVICE YOUR ENGINE♦   MARCH 29 & APRIL 19, 2018
- Completed!


Jay from Merri-Mar will present this seminar.

What should you do to de-winterize and prep your boat for use? Where should you start? How often should that impeller be changed, and belts, filters etc. This informational seminar will help to take the guesswork out of re-commissioning your engine and boat. There will be a questions and answer period at the end of the seminar.

PROP TALK♦    APRIL 5, 2018 - Completed!

Do you wonder how the prop (s) effects the performance of your boat??? 3-blade, 4-blade, folding props... CUP, PITCH, DIAMETER...What does it all mean to you and how your boat performs? We will be discussing anatomy, materials, performance and more. There will be a question and answer period and discussion throughout this seminar.

"SURVEY SAYS" - MARINE SURVEYS♦   APRIL 12, 2018 - Completed!

George A. Gallup - SAMS/AMS of Gallup Yacht Surveying will preset this seminar. George is the past president of SAMS (The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors).

George will discuss types of surveys and their purpose, choosing a surveyor and what you should expect from your marine surveyor. Is there a difference between a survey done for insurance purposes and one done for the buying or selling of a boat? George will answer questions at the end of the seminar.

RIGGING & FURLERS♦   APRIL 26, 2018 - Completed!

Bam Miller from Oyster Bay Boat Shop will present this seminar.

Do you wonder about your rigging? When was the last time it was inspected? How & when should it be inspected and/or serviced? What are the signs of wear and fatigue? How about your furler system, chain-plates and running your rig? What are the appropriate wire sizes for your rig and boat? Bam will be discussing these topics and more. As always Bam will be answering questions at the end of the seminar.

♦CORROSION & ELECTRICAL CONCERNS♦   MAY 10, 2018

Yacht Surveyor Mark Corke will present this seminar.

One of the least understood problems around boats is corrosion. We all see corrosion but just what is it and what causes it?  Mark will discuss in detail, how to reduce the effects of corrosion, how a boat's electrical system can destroy underwater metals and how bonding systems play a crucial part in preventing corrosion.  Mark will also be answering questions at the end of the seminar.

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