MAINE BOATBUILDERS SHOW Page 3. Lecture Schedule Friday, March 23, 2018

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

Lectures Beginning at 11:00 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 part of the de- sign process. Richard will also show the processes and hand tools used in in shaping them from a blank. Web site:

12:15 - 1:15 – ELECTRIC PROPULSION FOR SAIL & POWER: ANXIETY-FREE RANGE, with Chris Hood, CW Hood Yachts. In 2010, Hood was the fi rst U.S. company to off er electric propulsion for the daysailer market. Since then, the popularity has grown of powerful, no maintenance, emission-free propulsion system. 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 Doan. 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). Charlie will share insights he gained while cruising the Maine coast. 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 presenta- tion highlights minimum Federal Regs, CFR updates, the latest issues from the Offi ce of Boating Safety, points that ABYC standards cover, US EPA and CARB fuel systems and new compliance audit tools. ABYC will also be available at the PYS booth. Web site:

4:00 - 5:00 – CONNECTING KIDS TO THE MAINE COAST, Panel Discussion. This will be an exploratory dialogue on connecting the next gen- eration 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, fi shing and aquaculture, expedition guiding, boatyards and marinas and related? Panel members include leaders from the Waterfront Alliance, Ripple Eff ect, 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 MITA’s Doug Welch. After 30 years, the Maine Island Trail remains an "only-in-Maine" phenomenon inspiring many other water trails nationwide. Doug will discuss the roots of this 6,000-member, small-boat undertaking. A short video will be shown featuring several of MITA’s founders. Doug will fi nish by touching on the future, mentioning how MITA plans to fi nish fi nal sections the trail. Web site:

Saturday, March 24, 2018

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 eff ort is supported by Universal Technical Institute/Marine Mechanics Institute (UTI/MMI), Cottage Road Service Center, Snap-on Tools and Port- land 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 require- ments for Canada, the latest updates for Europe, and ABYC/ISO diff erences. Bring your questions. ABYC will also be available at the PYS booth. Web site:

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12:15 - 1:15 – CELESTIAL NAVIGATION OVERVIEW, with Cap- tain 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 fi nd latitude at local apparent noon. A few sextants will be on hand but bring your own if you like. Rick has been Master of many motor and sailing vessels and has instructed ce- lestial navigation from on deck and in classrooms. Come learn some from one of the best. Web site:

1:30 - 2:30 - REDEFINING THE ACCEPTED FUNDAMENTALS OF SEAKEEPING, with Björn Jónsson and Karl Birgir Bjornsson, of Rafnar Shipyard, Iceland. Björn and Karl will talk about the Rafnar/ÖK Hull design and its advantages. They will discuss the extreme 1300 nauti- cal mile voyage made on their Leiftur 1100 Series boat (11m LOA). This is the hull 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).

Licensing for this design available. 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 fi shing schooner built on the Kennebec River in the early 20th


Over the last 112 years she has worked as a coastal fi shing 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: www.

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

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