2012 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 4: CRUISE GEORGIAN BAY & THE NORTH CHANNEL-DISCOVER YOURDREAM
Saturday, 1pm-3pm: Attendance no charge. Haveyou ever dreamed of taking your powerboat or sailboat to a remote, picturesqueanchorage? Rick Butler, Owner of GrassrootsSailing has been instructing boaters for years on how to do just that. He willbring Georgian Bay cruising to life with his personal photographs and instructon how to explore places you have only ever dreamed of going.
FEBRUARY 11: VHF STUDY COURSE AND EXAM
Saturday, 9am-5pm-$65.00/person. Includes notes, lecture and exam. Obtain yourVHF Radio Operators Certificate-ROC (Maritime) in 1 day (advance studyrequired). Certificate is for life, no annual fee. This is a legal requirement for operatinghandheld/fixed mount VHF, HF or SSB radios. The instructor is a Recognized Examiner, Canadian Power & SailSquadron. A light lunch is included.
FEBRUARY 18: INTERLUX YACHT PAINTS: EPOXY AND PAINTAPPLICATION
Saturday, 10am-3pm, Attendance no charge. Find out how to protect your hull below thewaterline from costly blisters using the INTERPROTECT System, then whichanti-fouling paint would work best for your boat. After we look after thebottom of the boat, find out how to make your boat like new above the waterlinewith PERFECTION Polyurethane Paint as well as other products manufactured bythe world’s largest coatings company. Attendees have the chance to win theirINTERLUX purchases made on this day. A light lunch is served compliments ofInterlux.
FEBRUARY 25: HOW TO CHOOSE A GPS/CHARTPLOTTER AND VHF RADIO
Saturday, 10am-3pm,Attendance no charge. Inthe morning Raymarine will be demonstrating their new E and I seriesinstrumentation, C-Series Widescreen Multifunction Displays, E-SeriesWidescreen with Hybrid Touch Screen technology, AIS and Radar. In the afternoonStandard Horizon will demonstrate their range of chartplotters including thenew CPN Series of Bluetooth Touch Screen GPS/Chartplotters. As well they willdiscuss VHF/AIS and Radar. A light lunch will be served compliments ofRaymarine and Standard Horizon.
MARCH 3: 12 VOLTELECTRICAL WORKSHOP
Saturday 1am-3pmAttendance $20.00($10.00/spouse) Learnhow to expand, upgrade, survey and troubleshoot your boat's DC electricalsystem. David Good will review battery selection, installation and maintenance,calculating electrical loads, a review of systems monitors, high-outputalternators, selecting and installing solar, wind and water power, wiring newelectrical panels, inspecting DC bonding systems and more.
MARCH 10: FIBERGLASS BOAT HANDS ON CLINIC
Saturday10am-3am-Attendance $20.00-Thehard part of owning a boat is how to effectively maintain it and what productsto purchase to achieve the best results with the least amount of effort. Inthis hands-on workshop we’ll show you tricks of the trade to restore fadedgelcoat to a like-new glossy finish in just 5 easy steps. Then you’ll learn thestep-by-step installation of deck and hull fittings, what sealants to use, andhow to get a good watertight bond. Presented by Jan Mundy who has built,repaired and restored numerous fiberglass and wooden boats and written about itfor more than 30 years. She co-founded DIY Boat Owner and was the editorfor 15 years. A light lunch will be served.
MARCH 17: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICNAVIGATION
Saturday 10am-4pm:Attendance: $5.00 This is an introduction the use of GPS andchartplotters. We will also touch briefly on Radar. Learn the basics of usingelectronic charting to know where you are, how to navigate and how to avoidhazards. PRESENTED BYCANADIAN POWER SQUADRON. A light lunchwill be served.
MARCH 24: FUNDAMENTALS OF WEATHER
Saturday 10am-4pm:Attendance $5.oo The Fundamentals of Weather course will improveyour knowledge of basic weather and should enable you to anticipate adverseweather & interpret weather signs. Topics include: Sun and effects onweather, winds, clouds, storms and forecasting. All boaters will benefit fromthis knowledge even when tied to shore. Little technical jargon will be used while explaining clearly the keyprocesses involved. A light lunch is served.
MARCH 31: LEARN TO SPLICE WITH SAMSON ROPES
Saturday1pm-4pm, $50.00/person. Includessplicing kit, materials and instruction. Interested in making your own custom dock lines? Learn 'hands-on' how to splice and whip3-strand and braided rope. CarolynBurgess, instructor.
APRIL 1: VHF STUDY COURSEAND EXAM
Sunday 10am-5pm-$65.00/person.Includes notes, lecture and exam. Obtain your VHF Radio OperatorsCertificate-ROC (Maritime) in 1 day (advance study required). Certificate isfor life, no annual fee. This is a legalrequirement for operating handheld/fixed mount VHF, HF or SSB radios. The instructor is a Recognized Examiner,Canadian Power & Sail Squadron.