Seminars

Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

DIY seminars and workshops on 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 professional, practical advice. Daily sessions include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways and end with 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.

 

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
2:00 pm One-on-one service technician consultation Fred 203A
3:00 pm Keep your carburetor clean and running Fred 203A
4:00 pm A fast and efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance Fred 203A
5:00 pm Cabin cruiser systems analysis Fred 203A
6:00 pm Oh no, There's ethanol in my fuel Fred 203A
7:00 pm Lower unit repairs and maintenance Fred 203A
8:00 pm One-on-one service technician consultation Fred 203A
Friday, January 22, 2016
12:00 pm One-on-one service technician consultation Fred 203A
1:00 pm A fast and efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance Fred 203A
2:00 pm Scratches, dings and oxidation Fred 203A
3:00 pm Oh no, There's ethanol in my fuel Fred 203A
4:00 pm Gas outboard troubleshooting, repair and maintenance Fred 203A
5:00 pm Diagnosing electrical problems and maintaining a marine battery system Fred 203A
6:00 pm Keep your carburetor clean and running Fred 203A
7:00 pm A fast and efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance Fred 203A
8:00 pm One-on-one service technician consultation Fred 203A
Saturday, January 23, 2016
10:00 am One-on-one service technician consultation Fred 203A
11:00 am Diagnosing electrical problems and maintaining a marine battery system Fred 203A
12:00 pm Oh no, There's ethanol in my fuel Fred 203A
1:00 pm A fast and efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance Fred 203A
2:00 pm Keep your carburetor clean and running Fred 203A
3:00 pm Gas outboard troubleshooting, repair and maintenance Fred 203A
4:00 pm Cabin cruiser systems analysis Fred 203A
5:00 pm Oh no, There's ethanol in my fuel Fred 203A
6:00 pm Lower unit repairs and maintenance Fred 203A
7:00 pm Diagnosing electrical problems and maintaining a marine battery system Fred 203A
8:00 pm One-on-one service technician consultation Fred 203A
Sunday, January 24, 2016
10:00 am One-on-one service technician consultation Fred 203A
11:00 am Lower unit repairs and maintenance Fred 203A
12:00 pm Oh no, There's ethanol in my fuel Fred 203A
1:00 pm A fast and efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance Fred 203A
2:00 pm Keep your carburetor clean and running Fred 203A
3:00 pm Gas outboard troubleshooting, repair and maintenance Fred 203A
4:00 pm One-on-one service technician consultation Fred 203A

Progressive Insurance Boat School

Thursday, January 21, 2016
2:00 pm Docking de-stressed   Lobby E
4:00 pm Towing sports   Lobby E
6:00 pm Ask a captain   Lobby E
Friday, January 22, 2016
12:00 pm 10 steps to becoming a good Gilligan   Lobby E
2:00 pm Docking de-stressed   Lobby E
4:00 pm Towing sports   Lobby E
6:00 pm Gateway to boating   Lobby E
Saturday, January 23, 2016
10:00 am Ask a captain   Lobby E
12:00 pm 10 steps to becoming a good Gilligan   Lobby E
2:00 pm Docking de-stressed   Lobby E
4:00 pm Towing sports   Lobby E
6:00 pm Gateway to boating   Lobby E
Sunday, January 24, 2016
10:00 am Ask a captain   Lobby E
12:00 pm 10 steps to becoming a good Gilligan   Lobby E
2:00 pm Docking de-stressed   Lobby E
4:00 pm Towing sports   Lobby E

PaddleFest

Thursday, January 21, 2016
2:00 pm Kayak demostration   803
4:00 pm Stand up paddle board demostration   803
6:00 pm Kayak demostration   803
Friday, January 22, 2016
12:00 pm Kayak demostration   803
2:00 pm Stand up paddle board S.E.A. fit and yoga   803
3:00 pm Stand up paddle board demostration   803
4:00 pm Kayak demostration   803
6:00 pm Inflatable stand up paddle board demostration   803
7:00 pm Introduction to stand up paddle board Fishing   803
Saturday, January 23, 2016
10:00 am Stand up paddle board S.E.A. fit and yoga   803
11:00 am Stand up paddle board demostration   803
12:00 pm Kayak demostration   803
2:00 pm Inflatable stand up paddle board demostration   803
3:00 pm Introduction to stand up paddle board Fishing   803
4:00 pm Kayak demostration   803
6:00 pm Stand up paddle board S.E.A. fit and yoga   803
7:00 pm Stand up paddle board demostration   803
Sunday, January 24, 2016
10:00 am Kayak demostration   803
12:00 pm Stand up paddle board demostration   803
2:00 pm Kayak demostration   803
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