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DIESEL ENGINES: MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING
WITH NIGEL CALDER
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Your diesel engine is probably the most important piece of safety equipment aboard any cruising boat. Tech guru Nigel Calder brings his unique brand of humor to a seminar for boatbuyers and new boaters that want to get the most from their time on the water. Distinguishing between comtemporary and older diesels, Calder takes a careful look at cooling, electrical, powertrain and fuel systems with an eye toward getting your recalcitrant beast running again. Attendees for the diesel seminar will receive a Certificate of Completion that may help attendees earn a discount from their insurer. Boxed lunches are included. $240.
ON THE DOCKS: A CLOSE INSPECTION OF YACHT SYSTEMS
FEATURING CRUISING POWERBOATS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Join us on the docks of the Newport International Boat Show for a close examination of three cruising powercraft--Nordic Tug, Kadey Krogen and Outer Reef. Participants (capacity 15) will rotate through the machinery spaces of these three outstanding power cruisers to receive an engineering briefing on systems, including fuel manifolds, stabilization, batteries and electrical and much more. This in-depth look at contemporary technology will prove invaluable to anyone looking to switch to power or to upsize their current ride. $60
TROUBLESHOOTING ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
WITH NIGEL CALDER
TWO MORNINGS, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15-16, 8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
The number one source of problems on boats lies in their electrical systems. Nigel Calder takes participants through step-by-step diagnosing procedures using a multi-meter and our very own “magic board,” which replicates circuitry actually found on our vessels. Not only will you leave class knowing how to fix common problems, but you will likely save the price of admission by not having to make service calls or swap out perfectly good parts in search of solutions. Attendees for the systems seminar will receive a Certificate of Completion that may help them earn a discount from their insurer. $240
WEATHER BASICS FOR BOATERS
WITH JEREMY DAVIS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 12:45 - 2:45 P.M.
Jeremy Davis, Operations Manager at Weather Routing Inc., will discuss weather basics, reading weather maps, how to interpret forecasts and using a meteorologist. He will also review the myriad forecast delivery services and systems and advise on how to choose the best one for your cruising style. This seminar is intended for new or inexperienced boaters and should give attendees the confidence and knowledge to make go/no-go or go-back decisions. Certificate of Completion. $60
RUM, RHUMBA & REVOLUTION: GO TO CUBA LEGALLY WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR BOAT
WITH PETER SWANSON & NIGEL CALDER
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Just back from Cuba where he ran A.I.M Marine First Rallies to Cuba program, Peter Swanson will help attendees navigate the regulatory waters of travel to Cuba. Cruising guide author Nigel Calder describes each section of the 1,700-mile shoreline based on his own circumnavigation. $60
NAVIGATION FOR HUSBANDS & WIVES
WITH BOB SWEET
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 12:45 - 2:45 P.M.
Are you truly confident that you always know where you are and how to get to your destination? Whether you’re new to navigation or just want to get up to speed with the latest technology, this mini-course is for you. Instructor Bob Sweet is a senior navigator and author of The Weekend Navigator, GPS for Mariners, Using GPS, Using GPS with Charts, and is a consultant to OceanGrafix. Sweet’s seminar is a comprehensive “quick start” guide to navigation. You’ll learn the essential skills from planning a cruise, through navigation of the cruise to checking along the way. You will learn how to use conventional charts with your electronics in a complementary way to ease your navigation tasks and ensure a safe arrival at your destination. You’ll also learn some neat tricks for adjusting your navigation along the way and making your task easier. You will learn about tides and currents and how to adjust to them. This is a great course for mates and crew who would like to share in the navigation. You will work with real charts and some plotting tools on a simulated mini-cruise. Certificate of Completion. $60
HOT NEWS ABOUT MARINE RADAR
WITH BOB SWEET
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
For marine radar, World War II is over…finally. Marine author and trainer Bob Sweet will discuss the recent and rapid rise of solid-state multi-frequency radar and the demise of pulse technology originally developed during the Battle of Britain, and what this means for today’s radar consumers and operators. Sweet will share the theory and practical tips that participants can use to get the most from their radars. Now is truly the time for a radar seminar. Certificate of Completion. $60
THE GREAT LOOP: HOW TO PREPARE, WHAT TO EXPECT
WITH KIM RUSSO
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Boaters who circumnavigate the East Coast of the U.S., using the Hudson River, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway are called “Loopers” for having completed “The Great Loop.” Kim Russo, Executive Director of the American Great Loop Cruisers Association, will give a detailed briefing with plenty of time to answer questions. She will address which boats are most suitable and how to budget. She’ll also intersperse her seminar with brief presentations made by some of our members who have completed the route, a.k.a. “Gold Loopers.” $120
THE PHYSICS & PSYCHOLOGY OF HULL SHAPE
WITH LOU CODEGA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 12:45 - 2:45 P.M.
Avoid expense and humiliation. Don’t be the guy who buys a slow trawler then gets frustrated by its 8-knot cruising speed, repowers with bigger motors to no effect, then sues the boat builder and looses. The buyer lacked self-knowledge and failed to understand the consequences of hull shape. This seminar, with naval architect Lou Codega, is for people who are trying to decide what kind of boat is right for them. The very first decision is to determine what kind of boating you intend to do, and then buy a boat with the appropriate hull. Codega has designed sportfish boats, trawler yachts, Coast Guard ships and one of the Naval SEAL raiders. He is “Mr. Hull”. $60
ONBOARD COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT
WITH PAUL COMYNS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 3:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Satellite communications and satellite television keep you connected to the world when you’re out of range of terrestrial systems. Paul Comyns, a veteran marine electronics expert, outlines what is available, how these systems work in layman’s terms, what to expect and how to ask for the right things. There are many new services coming online and Comyns will share what he thinks works best for live-aboard cruisers. He will also explain antenna placement and how to maximize the performance of the systems onboard. $60
SEMINARS TAKE PLACE AT THE:
Newport Blues Cafe (across the street from the boat show entrance)
286 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840