Seminars

Boat Confident- By Annapolis School of Seamanship

Join the professional captains from the Annapolis School of Seamanship at the Boat Confident training areas at the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show.  At the Boat Confident tent, you can attend scheduled seminar, learn practical hands-on skills or receive one-on-one advice from one of the captains. Down on the docks, The Boat Confident training boat will be conducting hourly docking demonstrations and workshops. You can watch the docking lessons every hour or sign up to hop aboard our 20 foot center console boat and give it a try yourself with the help of one of our training captains.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
10:30 am Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
11:30 am Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
12:00 pm Tubing, Towing and Trailering   Space D69
12:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
1:00 pm Docking De-Stressed   Space D69
2:00 pm Best Boating Apps   Space D69
2:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
3:00 pm How to Get your Captain's License   Space D69
3:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
4:00 pm Troubleshooting your Diesel Engine   Space D69
4:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
5:00 pm Boating Trivia Challenge   Space D69
5:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
Friday, September 23, 2016
10:30 am Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T head of Dock C
11:30 am Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T head of Dock C
12:00 pm Tubing, Towing and Trailering   Space D69
12:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
1:00 pm Docking De-Stressed   Space D69
2:00 pm Best Boating Apps   Space D69
2:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
3:00 pm How to Get your Captain's License   Space D69
3:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
4:00 pm Troubleshooting your Diesel Engine   Space D69
4:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
5:00 pm Boating Trivia Challenge   Space D69
5:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:30 am Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
11:30 am Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
12:00 pm Tubing, Towing and Trailering   Space D69
12:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
1:00 pm Docking De-Stressed   Space D69
2:00 pm Best Boating Apps   Space D69
2:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
3:00 pm How to Get your Captain's License   Space D69
3:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
4:00 pm Troubleshooting your Diesel Engine   Space D69
4:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
5:00 pm Boating Trivia Challenge   Space D69
5:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
Sunday, September 25, 2016
10:30 am Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
11:30 am Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
12:00 pm Tubing, Towing and Trailering   Space D69
12:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
1:00 pm Docking De-Stressed   Space D69
2:00 pm Best Boating Apps   Space D69
2:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
3:00 pm How to Get your Captain's License   Space D69
3:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
4:00 pm Troubleshooting your Diesel Engine   Space D69
4:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C
5:00 pm Boating Trivia Challenge   Space D69
5:30 pm Boat Confident Docking Clinic   T Head of Dock C

Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

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 Norwalk Boat Show®.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
10:00 am Go one-on-one with a service technician   Space D21
11:00 am A fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance    
12:00 pm Lower unit repairs & maintenance    
1:00 pm Gas sterndrives & inboards troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
2:00 pm Cabin cruiser systems analysis    
3:00 pm Scratches, dings & oxidation    
4:00 pm Oh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!    
5:00 pm Gas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
6:00 pm Go one-on-one with a service technician    
Friday, September 23, 2016
10:00 am Go one-on-one with a service technician   Space D21
11:00 am Diagnosing electrical problems & maintaining a marine battery system    
12:00 pm Gas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
1:00 pm Carburetors: How to keep them clean and running    
2:00 pm A fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance    
3:00 pm Boating Career Day    
4:00 pm Boating Career Day    
5:00 pm Boating Career Day    
6:00 pm Boating Career Day    
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 am Go one-on-one with a service technician   Space D21
11:00 am Scratches, dings & oxidation    
12:00 pm Oh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!    
1:00 pm A fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance    
2:00 pm Diesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
3:00 pm Gas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance    
4:00 pm Cabin cruiser systems analysis    
5:00 pm Carburetors: How to keep them clean and running    
6:00 pm Go one-on-one with a service technician    
Sunday, September 25, 2016
10:00 am Go one-on-one with a service technician   Space D21
11:00 am Diagnosing electrical problems & maintaining a marine battery system    
12:00 pm A fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance    
1:00 pm Lower unit repairs & maintenance    
2:00 pm Oh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!    
3:00 pm Cabin cruiser systems analysis    
4:00 pm Carburetors: How to keep them clean and running    
5:00 pm Go one-on-one with a service technician    
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