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2018 Seminar Schedule

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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

9:00 am Annual Meeting, National Association of Marine Surveyors.

Lectures Beginning at 11:00 am

Open to All Attendees

  • 11:00 - 12:00: WHY HALF HULL MODELS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE DESIGN OF YOUR BOAT, with boat builder Richard Stanley. What half hull models are for, why making them are a useful, worthwhile part of the design process. Also, the processes and tools used in in shaping them with from a blank. Web site:

  • 12:15 - 1:15: ELECTRIC PROPULSION FOR SAIL & POWER: RANGE-FREE ANXIETY, with Chris Hood, CW Hood Yachts. In 2010, Hood was the first U.S. company to offer electric propulsion for the daysailer market. Since then, the popularity of simple, no maintenance, emission-free, powerful propulsion system has gown. Learn the details of these systems, including Hood's latest all-electric boat: a 26 runabout capable of 50 mph and range that eliminates anxiety. Web site:

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

  • 2:45 - 3:45: BOAT MANUFACTURING FOR THE US MARKET: 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. Web site:

  • 4:00 - 5:00: CONNECTING (KIDS) TO THE MAINE COAST, Panel Discussion. This will be an exploratory dialogue on connecting the next generation with jobs, programs and resources relating to the Maine coast and its maritime economy. How can programs encourage our younger population to consider careers in boatbuilding, fishing and aquaculture, expedition guiding, boatyards/marinas and related? Panel members include leaders from the Waterfront Alliance, Ripple Effect, ME Coast Fishermen’s Assn., Pine Tree Council, ME Marine Trades Assn. and Portland Yacht Services. Come listen or participate. Web site:

  • 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:


  • 9:00 - 12:30: MARINE TROUBLE SHOOTING COMPETITION. These high school participants represent the next generation of leaders in the marine trades. This is a timed competition and is great for the industry. The effort is supported by Universal Technical Institute/Marine Mechanics Institute (UTI/MMI), Cottage Road Service Center, Snap-on Tools and Portland Ship Yard / Portland Yacht Services. Location for the competition to be announced. Web sites: and

  • 11:00 - 12:00: A BOAT BUILDER’S GUIDE TO EXPORTING, with Craig Scholten ABYC Technical VP. Craig will highlight exporting requirements for Canada, the latest updates for Europe, and ABYC/ISO differences. Web site:

    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:

  • 1:30 - 2:30: REDEFINING THE ACCEPTED FUNDAMENTALS OF SEAKEEPING, with Björn Jónsson, Rafnar Shipyard, Iceland.Björn will talk about the Rafnar/ÖK Hull and its advantages. This is a hull design that works well in the extreme conditions of the North Atlantic for the Icelandic Coast Guard and the Icelandic Association of Search and Rescue (ICEAR). Web site:

  • 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:

  • 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:


  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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: and and

  • 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:
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