Seminars


Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center,  Booth 1846

DIY seminars and hands-on workshops covering boat and motor maintenance, repairs and upgrades

 Watch, learn and do! If you're a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in maintaining, repairing or upgrading your boat or motor, head to Fred's Shed for free seminars and workshops. Daily sessions will cover a variety of topics, and include demos and question/answer sessions. Together, hosts “The Boating Guy,” and certified marine service technician "Fred", bring more than 50 years boating and marine service experience to the Shed.

 Stop by for professional, practical advice, participate in hands-on clinics, ask questions, and see the cutaway boat and motor. It's all FREE, compliments of the Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show.

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                                  Fred's Shed Schedule

 

Saturday 2/14

 10 AM- One-on-one with a tech

11 AM- Gas Sterndrive & Inboards troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

12 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

1 PM- A fast and efficient Boat: How your prop affects your boat's performance

2 PM- boats that sit

3 PM- Scratches, Dings and Oxidation

4 PM- Gas Outboard troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

5 PM- Eradicating mold, mildew, dirt and crud

6 PM- Diesel Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

7 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 

 

Sunday 2/15

 11 AM- One-on-one with a tech

12 PM- Scratches, Dings and Oxidation

1 PM- A fast and efficient Boat: How your prop affects your boat's performance

2 PM- Eradicating mold, mildew, dirt and crud

3 PM- Gas Sterndrive & Inboards troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

4 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

5 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 

Monday 2/16

10 AM- One-on-one with a tech

11 AM- Diesel Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

12 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

1 PM- A fast and efficient Boat: How your prop affects your boat's performance

2 PM- boats that sit

3 PM- Scratches, Dings and Oxidation

4 PM- Gas Outboard troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

5 PM- Eradicating mold, mildew, dirt and crud

6 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 

Tuesday 2/17

 1 PM- One-on-one with a tech

2 PM- Gas Sterndrive & Inboards troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

3 PM- Scratches, Dings and Oxidation

4 PM- Gas Outboard troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

5 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

6 PM- Eradicating mold, mildew, dirt and crud

7 PM-Diesel Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

8 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 

Wednesday 2/18

 1 PM- One-on-one with a tech

2 PM- Gas Sterndrive & Inboards troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

3 PM- Scratches, Dings and Oxidation

4 PM- Diagnosing Electrical problems and maintaining a battery system

5 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

6 PM- Cabin cruiser systems analysis

7 PM-Diesel Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

8 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 

Thursday 2/19

 1 PM- One-on-one with a tech

2 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

3 PM- Diagnosing Electrical problems and maintaining a battery system

4 PM- Gas Outboard troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

5 PM- Eradicating mold, mildew, dirt and crud

6 PM- Diesel Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

7 PM- boats that sit

8 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 

Friday 2/20

 1 PM- One-on-one with a tech

2 PM- Gas Sterndrive & Inboards troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

3 PM- Scratches, Dings and Oxidation

4 PM- boats that sit

5 PM- Lower unit repairs and maintenance

6 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

7 PM- Cabin cruiser systems analysis

8 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 

Saturday 2/21

 10 AM- One-on-one with a tech

11 AM- Diagnosing Electrical problems and maintaining a battery system

12 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

1 PM- A fast and efficient Boat: How your prop affects your boat's performance

2 PM- Diesel Troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

3 PM- Cabin cruiser systems analysis

4 PM- Gas Outboard troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

5 PM- boats that sit

6 PM- Lower unit repairs and maintenance

7 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 

Sunday 2/22

 11 AM- One-on-one with a tech

12 PM- Oh NO, There's ethanol in my fuel

1 PM- A fast and efficient Boat: How your prop affects your boat's performance

2 PM- Eradicating mold, mildew, dirt and crud

3 PM- Gas Sterndrive & Inboards troubleshooting, repair and maintenance

4 PM- Cabin cruiser systems analysis

5 PM- One-on-one with a tech

 
 
 
 

The following Seminars are presented by Captain Rick Kilborn of Boatwise MarineTraining

 

 

                                                                    Saturday February 22

Show hours 10 - 8

 

Room

Time

51

52A

52B

11:00-12:00

Moving up to a larger Sailboat

 

Speakers: Paul and Millie Seeberg.

NE Trailer Sailors

Learn the fundamentals of Safe Boating

 

Speaker: Capt. Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

Voyage of Albatross - Journey to the Bahamas

 

Speaker: Judy Silva - Author

12:30 – 1:30

A review of the required Safety Equipment on Boats and how to use it

 

Speaker: Oscar Orringer

USCG Auxiliary

Using Your GPS Chart Plotters to Plan and Execute a Voyage

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn    Boatwise Marine Training

TBD

2:00 – 3:00

Trailer Maintenance and Inspection

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

Ethanol and Marine gas Engines: Be prepared for what is coming – E 15

 

Speaker: Capt. Manny Perry

Boatwise Marine Training

How to Qualify for your USCG Captains License

 

Speaker: Capt. Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

 

3:30 – 4:30

 The Voyage of Yankee Lady  Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat"

 Speaker: Judy Sylva - Author

 

Starting a Charter Business: What you need to Know.

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn

Boatwise Marine Training

Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway.

 

Speaker: Tig

Cruiser and Blogger

5:00 – 6:00

Fuel System Servicing

 

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

Suddenly Singlehanded: What every 1st mate must know

 

Speaker: Capt. Joanne Corey

Boatwise Marine Training

 

Understanding the Nautical Chart

 

 

Speaker: Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

 

6:30 – 7:30

Inboard – Stern Drive Maintenance and Inspection

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

Lines and Knots in Boating.   A “Hands On” Approach

 

Speaker: Capt. Manny Perry

Boatwise Marine Training

Moving up to a larger Sailboat

 

Speakers: Paul and Millie Seeberg.

NE Trailer Sailors

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday February 23

Show hours 11-6

Room

 

Time

51

52 A

52B

12:00 – 1:00

Lines and Knots: a Hands on Approach

 

Speaker: Oscar Orringer

USCG Auxiliary

Understanding USCG Navigation Rules

 

Speaker: Capt. Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

Understanding and Reading the Nautical Chart

 

Speaker: Capt. Alan Foucault

Boatwise Marine Training

1:30 – 2:30

Ethanol and Marine gas Engines: Be prepared for what is coming – E 15

Speaker:

Capt. Manny Perry

Boatwise Marine Training

Radar: Understanding and using it to stay safe

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn

Boatwise Marine Training

Moving up to a larger Sailboat.

 

 

Speakers: Paul and Millie Seeberg.

NE Trailer Sailors

3:00 – 4:00

Learn the fundamentals of Safe Boating

 

Speaker: Capt.Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

Suddenly Singlehanded: What every 1st mate must know

Speaker: Capt. Joanne Corey

Boatwise Marine Training

 

Planning your First Cruise Downeast or How I Learned to Love the Fog.

Speaker: Capt. Alan Foucault

Boatwise Marine Training

4:30 – 5:30

The Voyage of Yankee Lady -  Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat

Speaker: Judy Silva – Author

Your USCG License: Original and Renewal – the new USCG Process

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn

Boatwise Marine Training

Greenwich to Montauk: the Perfect Weekend Cruise

 

Speaker:

Capt. Manny Perry

Boatwise Marine Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Monday February 24

Show hours 1-9pm

Room

 

Time

51

52 A

52B

1:30 – 2:30

TBD

Building Routes with the New Multi Function Chartplotters

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn   Boatwise Marine Training

The Voyage of Yankee Lady  Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat"

 Speaker: Judy Sylva - Author

3:00 – 4:00

Inboard – Stern Drive Maintenance and Inspection

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine Instructor

A brief history of the United States Coast Survey, and the U.S. Government’s undertaking to accurately chart our coastline and harbors"

 

Speaker: Robert Paine

TBD

4:30 – 5:30

 Where to Start When the Engine Does Not

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

Voyage of Albatross - Journey to the Bahamas

 

 Speaker: Judy Sylva - Author

 

 Navigating the Majestic Merrimack River

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Paul Melanson

Boatwise Marine Training

6:00 – 7:00

Outboard Engine Maintenance

 

Speaker: John (JB) Bernier

AMTECH & North Atlantic Marine

Vessel Handling in Tight Quarters

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn:   Boatwise Marine Training

TBD

 

 

 

 

Tuesday February 25

Show hours 1-9pm

Room

 

Time

51

52 A

52B

1:30 – 2:30

TBD

Boat Handling Basics in Close Quarters

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn    Boatwise Marine Training

Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway.

 

 

Speaker: Tig

Cruiser and Blogger

3:00 – 4:00

Fuel System Servicing

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine Instructor

A brief history of the United States Coast Survey, and the U.S. Government’s undertaking to accurately chart our coastline and harbors

 

Speaker: Robert Paine

 Using AIS (Automatic Identification System) in Navigation

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Bill Hooper

Boatwise Marine Training &

Blue Frontier

4:30 – 5:30

Open Forum; Bring your Questions for Answers .

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

How your boat starts to pay for itself – Become a Charter Captain

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn

Boatwise Marine Training

The Voyage of Yankee Lady -  Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat

Speaker: Judy Silva – Author

6:00 – 7:00

Outboard Engine Maintenance

 

Speaker: John (JB) Bernier

AMTECH & North Atlantic Marine Instructor

An Clear Explanation of VHF – DSC Radio

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Bill Hooper

Boatwise Marine Training &

Blue Frontier

Cruising the Bahamas.

 

 

 

Speaker: Tig

Cruiser and Blogger

 

 

 

 

Wednesday February 26

Show hours 1-9pm

Room

 

Time

51

52 A

52B

1:30 – 2:30

The Voyage of Yankee Lady -  Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat

Speaker: Judy Silva - Author

Understanding Tides and Currents. Getting to the inlet at the right time.

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn

Boatwise Marine Training

“Can You Hear Me?” How to Properly use your boat’s VHF radio.

 

Speaker: Oscar Orringer

USCG Auxiliary

3:00 – 4:00

Fuel System Servicing

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

Spring Commissioning of Your Boat – Attending to the details

 

Speaker:

Capt. Rick Meisenheimer –Boatwise Marine Training

 A brief history of the United States Coast Survey, and the U.S. Government’s undertaking to accurately chart our coastline and harbors"

Speaker: Robert Paine

4:30 – 5:30

 Inboard – Stern Drive Maintenance and Inspection

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

Starting a Charter Business – Things you should consider

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn:   Boatwise Marine Training

Voyage of Albatross - Journey to the Bahamas



Speaker: Judy Silva – Author

6:00 – 7:00

Outboard Engine Maintenance

 

Speaker: John Bernier

North Atlantic Marine

Understanding and Reading the Nautical Chart

 

Speaker: Capt. Al Foucault

Boatwise Marine Training

TBD

 

 

 

 

Thursday February 27

Show hours 1-9pm

Room

 

Time

51

52 A

52B

1:30 – 2:30

Voyage of Albatross - Journey to the Bahamas

 

Speaker: Judy Silva - Author

Boat handling basics in close quarters

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn   Boatwise Marine Training

TBD

3:00 – 4:00

.Where to Start When the Engine Does Not

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

Using AIS (Automatic Identification System) in Navigation

 

Speaker: Capt. Bill Hooper

Boatwise Marine Training &

Blue Frontier

TBD

4:30 – 5:30

 A brief history of the United States Coast Survey, and the U.S. Government’s undertaking to accurately chart our coastline and harbors"

Speaker: Robert Paine

Start Making Money with your Boat – Get Your Captain’s License

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn   Boatwise Marine Training

TBD

6:00 – 7:00

Fuel System Servicing

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine Instructor

The Voyage of Yankee Lady -  Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat

Speaker: Judy Silva – Author

TBD

 

 

 

                                                                                                 Friday February 28

Show hours 1-9pm

Room

 

Time

51

52 A

52B

1:30 – 2:30

Open Forum; Bring your Questions for Answers

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine Instructor

Using AIS (Automatic Identification System) in Navigation

 

Speaker: Capt. Bill Hooper

Boatwise Marine Training &

Blue Frontier

How to Qualify for your USCG Captains License

 

Speaker: Capt. Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

 

3:00 – 4:00

TBD

Suddenly Singlehanded: What every 1st mate must know.

 

Speaker: Capt. Al Foucault

Boatwise Marine Training

The Voyage of Yankee Lady -  Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat

Speaker: Judy Silva - Author

4:30 – 5:30

Where to Start When the Engine Does Not

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine Instructor

Starting a Charter Business – What you need to know

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn   Boatwise Marine Training

Understanding the Basic USCG Rules of the Road

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

6:00 – 7:00

Outboard Engine Maintenance

 

Speaker: John (JB) Bernier

AMTECH & North Atlantic Marine Instructor

Planning your First Cruise Downeast or How I Learned to Love the Fog.

Speaker:

 Capt. Alan Foucault

Boatwise Marine Training

Understanding Nautical Charts

 

Speaker: Capt. Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

 

 

 

Saturday March 1

Show hours 10 - 8

Room

Time

51

52A

52B

11:00-12:00

Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway.

 

 

Speaker: Tig

Cruiser and Blogger

Learn the fundamentals of Safe Boating

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

Moving Up: Moving from a small sailboat to a big sailboat.

 

Speakers: Paul and Millie Seeberg.

NE Trailer Sailors

12:30 – 1:30

“Can You Hear Me?” How to Properly use your boat’s VHF radio.

 

Speaker: Oscar Orringer

USCG Auxiliary

Vessel Handling in Tight Quarters

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn   Boatwise Marine Training

Using AIS (Automatic Identification System) in Navigation

 

Speaker: Capt. Bill Hooper

Boatwise Marine Training &

Blue Frontier

2:00 – 3:00

The Voyage of Yankee Lady -  Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat

Speaker: Judy Silva - Author

Ethanol : Be prepared for what is coming – E 15 and its effects on Marine gas engines

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Manny Perry

Boatwise Marine Training

How to Qualify for your USCG Captains License

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

 

3:30 – 4:30

Outboard Engine Maintenance

 

Speaker: John (JB) Bernier

AMTECH & North Atlantic Marine Instructor

A brief history of the United States Coast Survey, and the U.S. Government’s undertaking to accurately chart our coastline and harbors"

Speaker: Robert Paine

Using Mobile Devices Aboard

 

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Bill Hooper

Boatwise Marine Training &

Blue Frontier

5:00 – 6:00

Suddenly Singlehanded: What every 1st mate must know.

 

Speaker: Capt. Joanne Corey

Boatwise Marine Training

Understanding Tides and Currents – Timing your Arrival at Bad Inlets

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn   Boatwise Marine Training

Understanding the Basic USCG Rules of the Road

 

Speaker: Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

 

6:30 – 7:30

Voyage of Albatross - Journey to the Bahamas

 

Speaker: Judy Silva - Author

How to Buy Electronics: Ideal vs. Reality

 

Speaker: Capt. Bill Hooper

Boatwise Marine Training &

Blue Frontier

Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway.

 

Speaker: Tig

Cruiser and Blogger

 

Sunday March 2

Show hours 11 – 5:30

Room

 

Time

51

52 A

52B

12:00 – 1:00

Lines and Knots in Boating.   A “Hands On” Approach

 

Speaker: Oscar Orringer

USCG Auxiliary

Boat Handling in Tight Quarters

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn

Boatwise Marine Training

Understanding the Basic USCG Rules of the Road

 

Speaker: Charlie Naff

New England Maritime

 

1:30 – 2:30

Moving Up: Moving from a small trailer sail boat to a big sailboat.

 

Speakers: Paul and Millie Seeberg.

NE Trailer Sailors

Ethanol : Be prepared for what is coming – E 15 and its effects on Marine gas engines

 

Speaker: Capt. Manny Perry

Boatwise Marine Training

Using AIS (Automatic Identification System) in Navigation

 

Speaker: Capt. Bill Hooper

Boatwise Marine Training &

Blue Frontier

3:00 – 4:00

Fuel System Servicing

 

 

Speaker: Capt. Steve Lawrence

North Atlantic Marine

Your USCG Captain’s License: Original and Renewal Process

 

Speaker: Capt. Rick Kilborn

Boatwise Marine Training

Voyage of Albatross - Journey to the Bahamas

 

 

Speaker: Judy Silva - Author