Seminars

Hourly Educational Seminars 

All hourly seminars are FREE to attend with your regular boat show admission. 

VIVA MEXICO! This year’s seminar program is going South of The Border. It's loaded with educational and enlightening programs, hosted by experts and adventurers who know the waters and will share practical advice, expert opinions and tall tales.

Fred's Shed Schedule and Seminar Descriptions 

 

Schedule

Thursday - June 19, 2014

12 PM   One-on-one with a service tech. Stop by and ask your questions
12:30    Keeping your boat “shipshape”: Detailing & general maintenance            
1:00      Don’t be fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy.
1:30      Changing a water pump
2:00      Maintaining a gas engine. Tips from a pro    
2:30      Fuel system maintenance: Keeping it clean & working.   
3:00      All charged up: Installing and maintaining a marine battery
4:00      Maintaining your generator
4:30      Don’t be fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy.
5:00      Changing a water pump
5:30      Maintaining a gas engine. Tips from a pro
6:00      One-on-one with a service tech. Stop by and ask your questions

 

Friday - June 20, 2014

12 PM   One-on-one with a service tech. Stop by and ask your questions
12:30    Basic fiberglass repair and maintenance
1:00      Don’t be fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy.
1:30      Changing a water pump
2:00      Maintaining a gas engine. Tips from a pro
2:30      Fuel system maintenance: Keeping it clean & working.   
3:00      All charged up: Installing and maintaining a marine battery    
4:00      Don’t be fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy
4:30      Changing a water pump
5:00      Maintaining a gas engine. Tips from a pro
5:30      Fuel system maintenance: Keeping it clean & working.   
6:00      One-on-one with a service tech. Stop by and ask your questions


Saturday - June 21, 2014

10 AM   One-on-one with a service tech. Stop by and ask your questions
10:30    Keeping your boat “shipshape”: Detailing & general maintenance 
11:00    Maintaining your generator
11:30    Basic fiberglass repair and maintenance
12 PM   Don’t be fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy. 
12:30   Changing a water pump
1:00     Maintaining a gas engine. Tips from a pro
1:30     Fuel system maintenance: Keeping it clean & working.  
3:00     All charged up: Installing and maintaining a marine battery
3:30     Don’t be fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy.
4:00     Changing a water pump
4:30     Maintaining a gas engine. Tips from a pro
5:00     Fuel system maintenance: Keeping it clean & working.   
5:30     Maintaining your generator
6:00     One-on-one with a service tech. Stop by and ask your questions
 
 
Sunday - June 22, 2014
10 AM  One-on-one with a service tech. Stop by and ask your questions
10:30   Maintaining your generator
11:00   Don’t be fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy
11:30   Changing a water pump
12 PM  Maintaining a gas engine. Tips from a pro
12:30   Fuel system maintenance: Keeping it clean & working.    
1:00     Basic fiberglass repair and maintenance
2:00     All charged up: Installing and maintaining a marine battery
2:30     Don’t be fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy
3:00     Changing a water pump
3:30     Maintaining a gas engine. Tips from a pro
4:00     Fuel system maintenance: Keeping it clean & working
4:30     Keeping your boat “shipshape”: Detailing & general maintenance 
5:00     One-on-one with a service tech. Stop by and ask your questions 
 
Seminar Descriptions
Don’t be Fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy. Did you know that a small ding on your prop could cost you 15% in fuel efficiency? Wonder if changing the pitch on your prop will make your boat plane faster? Get answers to these questions and learn how props affect performance and fuel economy. 
 
Maintaining a gas engine: Tips from a pro. Get pointers on keeping your gas-powered marine engine running its best and learn about basic maintenance. From water pumps to fuel systems, this session is sure to be of benefit.
 
Keeping your boat “shipshape”: Detailing & general maintenance. Discover the best ways to keep your boat clean. Learn tricks of the trade for removing dirty black streaks and water marks from your hull. Find out which products can make your seats and canvas look new. Whether you‘re a lifelong boater or just bought your first boat, you’re sure to learn a trick or two at this seminar. 
 
Fuel system maintenance: Keeping it clean & working.  This session will tackle fuel system basics, including the tough subject of ethanol in marine engines.
 
All charged up: Installing and maintaining a marine battery system. Everything you need to know about marine batteries, but didn’t know who or what to ask! Listen in as our pros share their expertise. You’re sure to leave with the know-how to install and maintain your batteries.
 
Go one-on-one with a service technician. Stop by for a FREE one-on-one consultation with our certified marine technician, Fred, compliments of the Show. Get advice and answers to your questions with the help of cutaway motors, tools and a cutaway boat for hands-on demonstrations. Sessions will be first-come, first-served.
 
Changing a water pump. Although often overlooked, your boat’s water pump should be changed regularly. A faulty impellor is one of the primary causes of engine failure. Stop by to learn how to change a water pump, and simple tricks that make the job easier.
 
Basic fiberglass repair and maintenance.  Learn about preventative fiberglass maintenance and strategies for repairing damage. If you own a fiberglass boat, you do not want to miss this workshop. 
 
Maintaining your generator. Learn how to keep your generator in top working order. Fred will share a list of do and don'ts for operating and maintaining your generator.