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2017 Seminar Schedule

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FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

Annual Meeting, National Association of Marine Surveyors

Lectures Beginning at 11:00 Open to All Attendees

  • 11:00 - 12:00 - CONDITION AND VALUATION SURVEYS OF COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL VESSELS, with Neil Rosen, Marine Safety Consultants

  • 12:15 - 1:15 - SAILING VESSEL KITE'S 7-YEAR CIRCUMNAVIGATION: A PHOTO-JOURNEY. Join Jack and Zdanka Griswold, as they talk about their cruise on Kite, their Bob Perry designed Valiant 42 cutter. Their track can be seen on

  • 1:30 - 2:30 - SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF: CLASSIC YACHT MODELS, with Robert Eddy. Rob and his team are renowned producers of some of the world's finest yacht models exquisitely crafted for private art collections. Each commissioned piece is flawlessly detailed and scaled, requiring 1,500-5,000 hours. Rob will discuss four major projects he completed for venture capitalist Tom Perkins (Google, Amazon): Andromeda La Dea, a 154' Perini, Herreshoff schooner Mariette, motor yacht Atlantide and lastly Maltese Falcon, a custom 289-ft clipper flying 25,000 s/f sail.

  • 2:45 - 3:45 - ON-BOARD DIGITAL POWER DISTRIBUTION, Fred Berry, Hinckley Yachts. Digital switching, distributed switching or multiplexing: regardless of the terminology, on-board digital power distribution has attended finishing school and is worthy of consideration for vessels small & large, power & sail and custom or production. We’ll discuss the growing prevalence of digital switching systems, look at what a system might look like to the end user and to the installer and highlight the most common manufacturers in the U.S. market. Lastly, more advanced and marketable capabilities of digital switching will be detailed; monitoring, remote control and telematics.

  • 4:00 - 5:00 - TRADITIONAL SMALL CRAFT ASSOCIATION, with Christophe Matson. Catboats, whitehalls, wherries, peapods, dories, sharpies … 19th-century America saw the development of boats that rank as some of the most beautiful and perfectly adapted boats conceived. The average TSCA member likes messing about in small (engineless) boats that perform superbly. If this kind of boating appeals to you, come hear about the TSCA, the Small Reach Regatta held each summer (Blue Hill Bay) and rowing, rigging etc. workshops to be held in Mystic CT this summer.

  • 5:15 - 6:00 - PADDLING THE ENTIRE NORTHERN FOREST CANOE TRAIL AND MAINE COAST, with John Connelly. John wanted to do something big by his 60th birthday. So, he set off on a dream trip. Starting in April 2016, he paddled a canoe the length of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail from Old Forge, NY to Fort Kent, ME. Then he kayaked down the St. John River and along Maine Island Trail from Eastport to Kittery, a combined 1,500 miles. John will have slides, videos and stories about this adventure.


  • 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, Cottage Road Service Center, Snap-on and Portland Yacht Services. Location for the competition to be announced.

  • 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.

  • 12:15 - 1:15 - A CRUISING GUIDE TO THE MAINE COAST, with author Curtis Rindlaub. Curtis will discuss the latest additions to the soon to be published 6th edition of this guide. “This book should be the bible for anyone cruising Maine for the first or the 50th time." – Cruising World.

  • 1:30 - 2:30 - RE-CORING & REFITS, with John Kachmar, Wilbur Yachts, Southwest Harbor Maine. Since 1973, Wilbur Yachts has built well over 300 custom yachts from 28 - 61 feet located virtually worldwide. John will discuss recent refits completed by the Wilbur Yard and various ways they have dealt with core issues. See the cover story in the February 2017 issue of Maine Coastal News.

  • 2:45 - 3:45 - Wood Hull, Glass Top: The Fully Evolved Solution, with Richard Stanley of Richard Stanley Boatbuilders. "Here in New England … there is a bit of a grassroots movement" says the December issue of Commercial Fisheries News. Come listen to Richard discuss his current new build, a 38-foot wooden hull, fiberglass deck Down East lobster boat.

  • 4:00 - 5:00 - SCHOONER HARVEY GAMAGE CUBA VOYAGING: MAINE STUDENTS NAVIGATING CHANGE IN CUBA, with Greg Belanger, Ocean Passages. Harvey Gamage has summer sailing programs in Maine and winter programs in Cuba. Adventure with a purpose.


  • 11:00 - 12:00 - EPOXY USE IN WOODEN BOAT BUILDING, with Rick Barkhuff, Woodshop Manager, Portland Yacht Services. Mixing, spreading, fillers, characteristics and more. Bring your questions about your current or future projects.

  • 12:15 - 1:15 - NEWEST MARINE PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET, with Matt Lazcano, Hamilton Marine. Matt will touch on the Furuno GP-39 GPS/WAAS Receiver, Balmar Smart Ready™ Alternators and external Multi-Stage Regulators (smart charging your battery banks) mounted and portable super bright LED nav lamps and more.

  • 1:30 - 2:30 - FAST BOATS ROCK: BUILDING HYDROPLANE RACING BOATS, with Team Captain Bill Allen, boat builder Bobby O'Connor, Team Secretary Steve Noury, U.S. A- Team International Hydroplane Racing. Topics to include: Europe travel for World Hydroplane Championship, with 20 hydroplane builders in U.S., why team uses O'Connor Hydros exclusively, technical side of high speed racer construction, the upcoming weekend racing program (10 races at 5 locations). &

  • 2:45 - 3:30 - Small boat designs, kits and plans you can build, with Clint Chase of Chase Small Craft. Clint Chase will discuss the kits and plans that people can build on their own with CNC-cut parts, instructions and support. For oar, sail and power, beginner to advanced.

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