Lectures: ALL LECTURES ARE IN THE MARINE LEARNING CENTER CLASSROOMS: THE DOOR IS ON THE SE CORNER UNDER THE STERN OF THE “LIONS WHELP.”
My hope is that the lectures all would be of value to experienced boaters and exhibitors. We shoot for 45 minutes. Some of the lectures are longer and we have added 15 minutes so the transitions can be more orderly. If possible I would like the talk to be informal enough so that the speaker has flexibility to “read” what the audience might be particularly interested in and let the subject wander a bit if that is appropriate.
Friday IS “NAMS day” (National Association of Marine Surveyors) NMAS holds a membership meeting in the morning before the show starts and the several talks that they sponsor during the day count toward continuing education credits for their organization. The lectures after 10:30 AM, WHEN THE SHOW OPENS are also open to the public AND EXHIBITORS.
Disclaimer: The times and substance are subject to unannounced changes. The web page should be considered an approximation only. Call 207-774-1067 on the day of the lecture if you require up to date information.
Friday, March 15th
- 8:30 - 9:45AM
NAMS MEETING LECTURE ROOM BLDG # 5 NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
08:30am - Eric Tibideau - Portland Yacht Services Providing exceptional service across numerous trades when a vessel has significant damage. Establishing a systems of expectations, reporting and other protocols that minimize surprises. www.portlandyacht.com
Lectures beginning at 10:30 are open to the attendees.
10:30am - 12:00 am
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Rob Benson, Portland Yacht Services’ Service Manager. “Show and Tell” We take the strangest things out of boats. An interactive examination of the present and growing collection. www.portlandyacht.com
- 12:00 am - 1:15 PM
Eric Tibedeau, Portland Yacht Services, Inc. After the boat has been saved, the process of working with insurance companies, surveyors and the owner to get the vessel repaired and back to the owner. www.portlandyacht.com
- 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Eric Sorenson, a consultant to boat builders and the US Navy, author of Sorensen’s Guide to Powerboats and monthly contributor of the On Powerboats column in Soundings magazine, will present a seminar on the July 4, 2012 capsizing of 34-foot Silverton Kandi Won in which three children drowned. With 27 people onboard, the boat was loaded far in excess of the boat’s capacity. Mr. Sorensen will explain the practical effects of overloading on the boat’s stability and handling and review the relevant elements of seaworthiness. He will conclude with a discussion of the human dimension - the role of experience, judgment and personal responsibility.
- 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Harold Burnham: Slideshow/ Video/ Talk on the Building and Launching of the Pinky Schooner “Ardelle”. In less than a year with less than $65,000 invested, the 40-ton pinky schooner ARDELLE was completed, certified by the coast guard to carry 49 passengers and sailing out of Gloucester.
While countless others gave what they could, professional photographer Dan Tobyne and videographer Len Burgess also offered the project the best of their talents. We hope you will join us to see Dan’s heartwarming 15-minute slide show of the vessel’s construction and Len’s 5-minute video of the vessel’s remarkable side launch. Afterwards, Master Shipbuilder and National Heritage Fellow Harold Burnham will be on hand to take questions and comments. www.burnhamboatbuilding.com www.schoonerardelle.com
- 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Kinder Woodcock: Imtra Corporation "LED Lighting for refits, upgrades and new builds."Insights and best practices and how integrating LED technology can significantly lower the vessels power requirements. A review of LED lighting technology to become familiar with terminology, fixture design, and to understand some of the advantages over traditional light sources. Consideration of electrical, environmental, and physical installation issues. A brief overview of LED and lighting terms that informed decision maker should be aware of and understand. A discussion distinguishing LED engineered fixtures from LED bulbs; defining each ones advantages over the other (e.g. cost vs performance, etc...) www.imtra.com www.powerandmotoryacht.com/refit-and-upgrade/how-install-led-lighting-your-boat
- 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
David Lyman: Taking your boat off shore to the Caribbean. Thinking about to taking your boat off shore to the Caribbean? Camden yachtsman, David Lyman, who has made the Maine to the Caribbean voyage ten times will lead a conversation between off shore sailors and those interested in or planning a voyage to the Islands. We’ll cover routes and times of year, boats and systems, where to find a crew, possible destinations, where to park your boat once there, hurricane avoidance, yacht services, the best islands to visit and more. Bring questions and concerns, advise and stories. www.DHLyman.com
Saturday March 16th
- 9:00 am - NOON
Maine Marine Trouble Shooting Competition In PYS booth in bld #4- Marine Mechanics Institute and Portland Yacht Services will hold the first marine-specific troubleshooting competition for high school students. This is a timed competition- good for all of us in the industry. Let us encourage these high school students.!! www.uti.edu/programs/marine
- 10:45 am - NOON
Eric Sorenson, a consultant to boat builders and the US Navy, author of Sorensen’s Guide to Powerboats and monthly contributor of the On Powerboats column in Soundings magazine, will present a seminar on the July 4, 2012 capsizing of 34-foot Silverton Kandi Won in which three children drowned. With 27 people onboard, the boat was loaded far in excess of the boat’s capacity. Mr. Sorensen will explain the practical effects of overloading on the boat’s stability and handling and review the relevant elements of seaworthiness. He will conclude with a discussion of the human dimension - the role of experience, judgment and personal responsibility. www.amazon.com/Sorensens-Guide-Powerboats-Eric-Sorensen/dp/0071489207
- 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Doug Welch Executive Director: Celebrating the 25th year of the Organization Maine Island Trail: A spectacular slide show of the Maine Island Trails foot print on the Coast of Maine. An explanation of how the Organization works, how to join and how to volunteer if this is of interest. These MITA islands are a fabulous resource not to be missed by the cruiser or kayaker. Maine Island Trail takes care of the islands in return for the owners granting controlled, considerate access. Good for the island owners and the public. This is true service. MITA’s work is a huge opportunity for us to be welcome ashore on a growing list of preserved and cared for islands on our coast. www.mita.org
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bruce Schwab, Vende Globe Circumnavigator, Energy Independence and Efficiency: Lithium energy storage and new solar power solutions.
Diesel Engines: The Kit and Caboodle. We are going to roll in three or four diesel engines of different manufacture, and mechanics will discuss the ins and outs of simple operator trouble shooting, normal issues, precautions and the kit you should have with you to avoid or fix little problems underway.
- 3:45 -5:30
Jon Johanson: Publisher of Maine Coastal News and historian, is going to present the cast of characters who build Maine lobster boats and talk about the history and evolution of the class of boat that has been so successful as a working boat in our waters.
Maine lobster boat racing possibly a reality TV Program? 5 minutes of Lobster Boat Racing Video and background. Schedules for 2013. www.mainescoast.com/mcn/index.shtml www.mainescoast.com
Sunday March 17th
Mark Corke - Traditional wooden boats have been built in the same way for hundreds if not thousands of years but with the introduction of epoxy resins all that changed. Strip planking is just one such method that has gained popularity in recent times and which allows the use of woods hitherto deemed unsuitable as boat building materials to be turned into beautiful vessels. Noted marine surveyor, journalist and boat builder Mark Corke will discuss in detail the tools, techniques and skill required to build such a craft from start to finish. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams with plenty of time for questions and answers. www.onboardwithmarkcorke.com www.surveymyboat.com
- 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Rob Benson - Portland Yacht Services’ Service Manager. “Show and Tell” We take the strangest things out of boats. An interactive examination of the present collection. www.portlandyacht.com
- 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Gordon Laco - A place holder for his talk. Gordon supplied much of the rigging hardware on "Lions Whelp". He is a friend because of his experience, character and honesty but the still owes me his description of his talk. Basically re-rigging a classic sailing vessel. Gordon has been the technical advisor to some great movies, Masters and Commanders, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc etc He is a master mariner, reservist in the Canadian Navy and if he doesn’t get back to me soon I will tell more lies. Joanna is on my case to post this whole schedule as it is on the web site.
- 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Lincoln Paine - World Maritime Historian “Scotch on the Rocks and Other Tales of the Wine Dark Sea” Short title “Booze and Boats. His books include Down East: A Maritime History of Maine (2000), and The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World, due out in October.
OUT BUILDING PROGRAMS:
PYS Fiberglass and Paint Shop Building # 7
Shop open for walk ins. A number of projects underway. Hours: Friday- Saturday 9 am-6 pm Sunday 9am to 4pm. (One hour before the doors to the show open)
Awl Grip Paint jobs underway on a 22 foot General Marine. A color change from “Hunter Green” to “Mothers Love Yellow”. The Holland 30 that was last years Awl Grip hull example is back in for the painting of the deck and cockpit. A friendship sloop is in the shop for a strip and re paint of the decks and cabin sides.
Tim Taylor the representative of Awl Grip and Interlux will show how his products are applied on the on going projects.
Saturday 11:00 am - Special technical presentation designed for the marine trades industry, open to the public.
Awl-grip and International Paints representative Tim Taylor
PYS Rigging Shop, Building #6
PYS- Rigging shop open for walk ins.
Friday - Saturday 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm.
(One hour before the doors to the show open)
11:00 am - Splicing
2:00 pm - Mechanical Fittings
207-774-1067 Call to place a rigging order for pickup at the show. email@example.com
New England Fiberglass, Building #10
Daily at 2 PM: Powder coating as a sensible way to restore and cover metal parts and some woods in the marine industry, discussion and demonstration right in the powder coating facility opposite the shows entrance.http://www.nefiberglass.com/About.htm