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Yachtapalooza 2018

2019 SEMINAR & EVENT SCHEDULE

March 23rd

FIBERGLASS SHOP

PAINT BOOTH

MECHANIC'S SHOP

TRAINING CENTER

EVENTS

Fiberglass Paint Booth

 

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9:00 AM

HULL SIDE MAINTENANCE

HULL SIDE MAINTENANCE

 

Crowley's Fiberglass Technicians will show you what it takes to bring your faded hull sides back to life. Correct technique and materials are everything when it comes to this maintenance task. Attendees will receive a free bottle of 3M wax with the purchase of a bottle of rubbing compound. 

 

 

 

 

 

ASYMMETRICAL SPINNAKERS 

Join Keith Church of North Sails as he explains Down wind sail trim and Asymmetrical Spinnakers, accessories and how to use them. Keith has years of experience with sailing and teaching sail trim. 

 DC ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 

Join Dan Bochnovic as he discusses basic DC boat system theory and maintenance. Dan's seminar is full of useful tips with hands on examples of wiring and systems components. If you are considering performing a repair or upgrade to your DC electrical system or if you just want to learn more about how your boat works this seminar is a must. 

REMOTE BOAT MONITORING

Craig Wood of siren marine will explain the options and opportunities available for remote boat monitoring. It is now possible to monitor location, entry alarms, fuel levels and engine functions remotely. Find out is this functionality is right for you. 

 

 

OUTDRIVE MAINTENANCE

All day in the Vendor Area

Experts from Crowley's Mechanical Services Department will be on hand to answer questions and illustrate techniques for proper outdrive care utilizing our interactive outdrive display.

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM

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LIFE VEST CARE AND REPACK

An inflatable life vest is a piece of safety equipment that requires maintenance and a thorough understanding of operation and use. After you fall overboard is not the time to read the manual. Take a few minutes at this seminar to educate yourself on this critical subject.   

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BRIGHT WORK CARE

Jayne Parker will share some of her secrets for creating bright work masterpieces. This hands on seminar gives attendees the opportunity to work with the materials and practice the techniques necessary to get your boat in Bristol condition.

 

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DIESEL MAINTENANCE

Ryan Bumber and John Casey will lead this free wheeling discussion and demonstration of Diesel engine maintenance. Ryan and John are veteran presenters who know how to guide a presentation and explain what attendees want to know. They will have several engines on hand to help illustrate their presentation. 

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THE GREAT LOOP

 

Each season dozens  of boaters trek past Chicago on traversing the great loop. Through the Great Lakes, down inland waterways in the heart of the country and back up the East Coast, this is the trip of a lifetime. Captains Kevin Davis and Chris Conner will explain the trip and answer questions about how to prepare and execute this adventure. 

 

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ROWING CLINIC

11- 2 North Docks

Representatives of ROW (Recovery on Water) will be on hand to take you for a ride on their rowing trainer. Feel first hand the therapeutic affects of rowing. 

 

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1:00 PM

SAIL CARE

Sails are an expensive investment. Proper care and maintenance can extend their life  and provide better performance. Join Todd Basch of Quantum Sails for this session where he shares experts and provides practical advice on how to get the most out of your sails.

FIBERGLASS BASICS

Participants of this hand's on seminar will lay up fiberglass, mix epoxy and work with fillers. Basic fiberglass repair techniques and practical experience are the focus. Learn the skills you need to tackle that next project on your boat.  Materials and supplies will be provided to participants free of charge. 



AROUND THE WORLD  ALONE

Join Dave Rearick as he recounts tales from his epic adventure aboard Bodacious Dream when he completed a solo circumnavigation.  Dave is an accomplished sailor and author with a great talent for telling a tale. 

 

 

 

MAN OVERBOARD DEMO

12:00 at the North Docks

Watch as the CYY Crew demonstrates a man overboard rescue. A brave CYY employee will jump into the river with an inflatable PDF and be rescued. Getting someone back on board in a timely fashion can be a life or death situation.

2:30 PM

Catalina Fleet 21 Spring Meeting

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Rigging Loads and Line Consultation

All day in the Vendor Area

Dave Ramer will be on hand in the Ship's Store and will calculate the rigging loads on your boat and talk to you about your running rigging needs.  Be sure to pick Dave's brain and benefit from his extensive knowledge of sailboat rigging