TrawlerFest-Bay Bridge 2015

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sep 29th 2015 - Oct 4th 2015
All Day

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DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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The Nation’s Premier Cruising Event Travels to the Upper Chesapeake!

TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising under power enthusiasts. Strategically located in key cruising regions nationwide, TrawlerFests showcase the nation’s best in-water display of cruising powerboats, first class boating courses and demonstrations, all the latest in marine products & services, and rendezvous-style evening events and activities!

TrawlerFest is more than a boat show; it’s where industry, education, and community come together in a relaxed, rendezvous-type atmosphere. TrawlerFest is an experience you simply won’t want to miss!

Seminar Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 4.
Show Dates:
 October 1 – 4, 2015, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Marina:
BAY BRIDGE MARINA
357 Pier 1 Rd.
Stevensville, MD 21666

TICKET INFORMATION

General Admission:
$15.00 (PRESALE)
$18.00 (ONSITE)

Our Very Popular VIP PACKAGE!
$375.00
Includes the following:
-Access to all (4) days of TrawlerFest Bay Bridge!
-Access to all seminars(EXCLUDING Diesel Engine Course & Boat Handling Course)
-(1) Ticket to Trawlers at Twilight on Thursday Night
-(1) Ticket to Dinner & a Movie on Friday Night

For information about TrawlerFest call our dedicated number 954.703.4789 or email us at Trawlerfest@passagemaker.com.

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TrawlerFest SEMINARS

Two-Day Seminars

Topic: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIESEL ENGINES (CLASS LIMIT=36)

$450.00(Includes lunch both days)

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 29-30, 2015
8:30am – 5:30pm (both days)

Presented by: Nigel Calder & Steve Zimmerman

This is not the only diesel engine course for boaters, but it is the only diesel engine course for boaters taught by renown author/researcher Nigel Calder and veteran boatbuilder and yard operator Steve Zimmerman. Calder’s status is such that when he makes an observation about engine performance, the engine manufacturers themselves pay attention. It is also worthy of note that unlike most other engine instructors both Calder and Zimmerman are real-deal cruisers, who bring this perspective to the curriculum. This two-day session combines classroom time with hands-on engine time in the shop. It combines theory and practical troubleshooting instruction, and it does so with a touch of humor to keep things lively. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion that in some cases may help save some money on their boat insurance.

LOCATION NOTE: The diesel engine seminar is not happening at the main TrawlerFest site. This seminar is happening at Herrington Harbour North Marina, 389 Deale Road, Tracy’s Landing, MD. Herrington Harbor North is a 20- to 25-minute drive south of Annapolis. The reason for offsite venue is simple: Zimmerman Marine operates within the boat yard Herrington Harbour North, thus its facilities are ideal for the hands-on portion of the course. The classroom portion of the seminar will be conducted in a conference room upstairs from the on-site West Marine store, and this is where attendees will register on the first morning of the course.

SHUTTLE: Because there are other seminars on Wednesday, the second day of the diesel engine seminar, a shuttle will be available to take spouses from Herrington Harbour North to the main TrawlerFest site at Bay Bridge Marina. The shuttle will leave from Herrington Harbour North at 7:45 a.m., returning at noon and around 5 p.m.

LUNCH: Attendees will be provided box lunches both days.

PARTY/CEREMONY: Attendees and spouses are welcome to a “graduation” party after Wednesday’s session, during which certificates of completion will be awarded, and a good time will be had.


Topic: THE BOAT BUYERS SURVIVAL GUIDE

Two mornings

$225.00

Thursday & Friday, October 1-2, 2015
8:30am – 12:30pm (both mornings)

Presented by:Team of Experts

Even when it goes well, buying a boat can be a stressful process. The idea behind this eight-hour seminar is to arm buyers with the information they need to minimize frustration and unnecessary expense. There are six “team teach” instructors, with individual presentations and a group panel session at the end of the second morning.The theme of the first morning is “physics & psychology,” leading off with the first decision a prospective buyer of a cruising boat must make. That is, what kind of cruiser you plan to be and therefore what kind of hull design, because, as boat designer Chuck Neville will argue, hull form matters. Then Great Harbour trawler builder Ken Fickett will explain fiberglass boat construction and how to discern between good and bad. Metal boat builder and surveyor Dylan Bailey explains metal boat construction and its advantages and disadvantages, then finishes the morning with an explanation of the role a surveyor plays in the buying process and what to look for when hiring one.The theme on day two is “the fine print,” and it begins with yacht broker John Clayman on the topic of choosing a yacht broker and the elements of a good sales contract. Trawler specialist Al Golden follows with a behind-the-scenes look at marine insurance and the elements of a good cruising policy. Topics will include navigation territories, coverages, claims liability coverages, international medical coverage, north/south restrictions, named windstorm deductibles and the differences between the agreed value and actual cash value policies. Maritime attorney Todd Lochner gives his advice on how to “stay two steps ahead of the taxman” as you cruise the East Coast, illustrated with horror stories from his case files.The seminar concludes with all the presenters on stage to answer questions from the audience and to discuss one of the great conundrums of the age: The virtues of simplicity are often touted in discussions about boats, but simplicity is rarely achieved in the marketplace. What constitutes a simple boat? And are complex boats really that bad?


Topic: CARE & MAINTENANCE OF THE CRUISING POWERBOAT

Two mornings

$225.00

Saturday & Sunday, October 3-4, 2015
8:30am – 12:30pm (both mornings)

Presented by: Steve Zimmerman

Led by PassageMaker Troubleshooter columnist Steve Zimmerman, this intensive, two-morning seminar will provide attendees with valuable information about all aspects of boat maintenance in cruising conditions. Zimmerman is uniquely qualified as an instructor by virtue of nearly four decades of boat repairs, culminating today in his ownership of four boatyards in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina, not to mention the fact that he is an experienced cruiser. Attendees will learn about fiberglass construction methods, maintenance, and repairs. General maintenance topics will include hauling, bottom paints, exterior wood care, and use of sealants. One full session will be devoted to marine electrical systems and basic troubleshooting techniques. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion that in some cases may help save some money on their boat insurance.


Topic: HANDS-ON BOAT HANDLING ****SOLD OUT!!!!!!****

Two mornings

$225.00

Saturday & Sunday, October 3-4, 2015
8:30am – 12:30pm (both mornings)

Presented by: Bob Sweet & Captains

This course will develop skills in close quarters maneuvering and docking, not to mention the confidence gained from having been taught by some of the very best instructors in the business. Bob Sweet is the author of several marine titles including Powerboat Handling Illustrated and The Instant Handbook of Boat Handling, Navigation and Seamanship. Saturday is all class time, then on Sunday, the class breaks down into groups and goes out on the water to put what it has learned into practice. For live training, we plan to use our twin-screw project boat, a Grand Banks 42 named Arawak, and a single-screw vessel, so students can learn the differences in handling and maneuvering techniques. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion that in some cases may help save some money on their boat insurance.


Four-Hour Seminars

Topic: SOUTHBOUND ON THE ICW

One morning

$100.00

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
8:30am – 12:30pm

Presented by: Mark & Diana Doyle

This is a must-attend seminar for any Bay-area cruisers who intend to head south on the Intracoastal Waterway. Mark and Diana Doyle are authors of On the Water Chart Guides, recognized as the gold standard of ICW guides. The Doyle’s will outline how to prepare yourselves and your boat for the trip and highlight some of the fun and inexpensive stops from Hampton to the Dry Tortugas. In fact, you are almost guaranteed to save several times the price of admission by following their


Topic: EMERGENCIES AT SEA: ANTICIPATING, REACTING, OVERCOMING

One afternoon

$100.00

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1:00pm-5:00pm

Presented by: Denny Emory

The title says it all. Denny Emory of OceanMedix.com is a circumnavigator, a licensed yacht captain, a wilderness EMT, having voyaged 100,000 nautical miles under sail and power. He will tell you that when crises occur, they rarely come as a single calamity but rather as a platoon. An emergency at sea is most often read about in the press or watched on TV in the comfort of one’s home. Emory will address what determines a true emergency, how to react onboard, and, what to anticipate. Planning and preparation come into play in the event of an emergency and how to summon help. He will present an overview of the safety gear now available on the market and how to decide what you need, including whether you should carry a liferaft. He will show you a typical “ditch bag” and its contents. Using personal experiences and reports of actual events, Emory brings this important topic to life in a way that may save yours. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion that in some cases may help save some money on their boat insurance.
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TOPIC: GUNS & GOVERNMENT: LOCAL LAWS, FIREARMS CARE AT SEA & DOWN ISLAND SECURITY

One morning

$100.00

Thursday, October 1, 2015
8:30am-12:30pm

Presented By: Todd Lochner

First of all let us say what this seminar is not about. It’s not about advocating for or opposing guns aboard cruising boats. This seminar is for the coastal cruiser who has already decided to carry guns or is leaning toward that decision. The fact is anyone who cruises the East Coast between Canada and the Caribbean will pass through multiple jurisdictions whose gun laws vary wildly. What is legal in Georgia might very well result in serious legal consequences in Massachusetts or Puerto Rico. This seminar identifies the places that can cause problems for even the most conscientious armed cruiser. Presenter Todd Lochner, whose law practice is based in Annapolis, specializes in all manner of maritime law. Predictive down-island security resources and care of firearms in a saltwater environment will also be discussed.


TOPIC:BASIC COASTAL NAVIGATION FOR HUSBANDS & WIVES

One morning

$100.00

Thursday, October 1, 2015
8:30am-12:30pm

Presented By: Bob Sweet

Are you truly confident that you always know where you are and how to get to your destination? Whether you’re new to navigation or just want to get up to speed with the latest technology, this mini-course is for you. Instructor Bob Sweet is a senior navigator and author of The Weekend Navigator, GPS for Mariners, Using GPS, Using GPS with Charts, and consultant to OceanGrafix. Sweet’s seminar is a comprehensive “quick start” guide to navigation. You’ll learn the essential skills from planning a cruise, through navigating it and checking along the way. You will learn how to use conventional charts with your electronics in a complementary way to ease your navigation tasks and ensure your safe arrival at your destination. You’ll also learn some neat tricks for adjusting your navigation along the way and making your task a lot easier. You will learn about tides and currents and how to adjust to them. This also is a great course for mates and crew who would like to share in the navigation. You will get to work with real charts and some plotting tools on a simulated mini-cruise.


TOPIC: WEATHER BASICS FOR CRUISERS

One morning

$100.00

Friday, October 2, 2015
8:30am-12:30pm

Presented By: Chris Parker

Weatherman Chris Parker, himself an experienced mariner, has been serving as a weather router for cruisers on the East Coast, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for more than 12 years. Parker’s lively and informative seminar is aimed at any one who wants the knowledge to make their own passage decisions with whatever information is available. Topics include basic weather terminology and concepts such as temperature, wind and pressure and cloud identification. Parker reviews all the different free and paid ways to get weather forecasts on a boat. Everything from OCENS and Sirius, and the services provided by MFD-makers, explaining which is best for what set of cruising circumstances and what they cost. This includes a briefing on GRIB files and how to use them. Plus, he will touch on down island weather patterns and various ways to obtain forecasts. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion that in some cases may help save some money on their boat insurance.


 

TOPIC: AN INTRODUCTION TO METAL BOATS

One morning

$100.00

Saturday, October 3, 2015
8:30am-12:30pm

Presented By: Chuck Neville & Dylan Bailey

Fiber reinforced plastic may be the default recreational boatbuilding material of our age, but prospective cruisers should not rule out an alternative favored by commercial mariners—metal. Chuck Neville has been designing trawler yachts for nearly 40 years, many of which were built of metal. As a surveyor specializing in metal construction and editor of Metal Boat Quarterly, Bailey is a leading authority on steel and aluminum boatbuilding. Neville and Bailey will discuss the many advantages to metal construction, including the ability to survive most groundings and collisions, as well as the downside of metal. They will also offer advice about how to buy a used metal boat, which can be tricky because quality of construction varies widely in the marketplace.


TOPIC: THE GREAT LOOP & AMAZING SIDETRIPS

One morning

$100.00

Sunday, October 4, 2015
8:30am-12:30pm

Presented By: Bob Duthie & Joe Pica

Bob Duthie, author of What To Expect Cruising America’s Great Loop, will discuss the kinds of boats that are best for The Loop, equiping the boat and the importance of an AIS receiver. He covers highlights of his two-year cruise with stories and lots of photos. He then talks about resources, such as I like to cover available courses, books, websites, and groups. Co-presenter Joe Pica, an eight-year liveaboard, has done the Great Loop three times on his N37 trawler as well as the entire Mississippi from Mineapolis to New Orleans. He will also describe his adventures navigating the Ohio River all the way to Pittsburgh, the Cumberland River to Nashville, and other heartland tributaries.


Two-Hour Seminars

TOPIC: PARTNERSHIP BUILDING: PLANNING & DOCKING AS A COUPLE

Two hours

$50.00

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
8:30am-10:30am

Presented By: Bob Arrington

Capt. Bob Arrington is a professional seamanship instructor and contributor to PassageMaker magazine. When he is not sharing his expertise, Arrington cruises with his wife Dori on their Ocean Alexander 54. In this two-part seminar, Arrington delves into two aspects of boating that require couples collaboration, albeit in entirely different ways. The first is cruise planning. Boating is an adventure, full of excitement and surprises! But surprises come in two forms—some we like and some we don’t. Thorough route planning can help keep the surprises we don’t like to a minimum. Arrington shares with you the tricks of thoughtful route planning using the latest technology along with the best of traditional planning tools. Think of the second half of the class as “docking or divorcing.” Communication is the key to harmony in every relationship. With a little bit of thought and a list of questions answered, you and your mate will get all 10’s from the judges for your expert docking skills. Arrington shares the obvious and teaches the not so obvious techniques to know to perform a peaceful professional docking every time you come into a marina.


TOPIC: APPS FOR CRUISERS

Two hours

$50.00

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
10:45am-12:45pm

Presented By: Power Squadron

Many boaters are now using iPads, or other tablets, and smartphones as sources or backups for navigation – and for other boating information. In this seminar you will see many different APPs demonstrated that cover the spectrum of those available. Some APPs offer comprehensive navigation functionality, that is, chartplotter-like capability, others will be simpler. Some will offer integrated tides and currents, AIS, and other utilities that are useful while underway. An iPad will be the primary demonstration device. Whether you have a tablet already or are thinking of purchasing one, this talk will help you sort out what is available to you and how effective they are. Handouts will include lists of available APPs for boaters.


TOPIC: MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS FOR CRUISERS

Two hours

$50.00

Thursday, October 1, 2015
8:30am-10:30am

Presented By: Denny Emory

Denny Emory of OceanMedix.com is an expert in dealing with medical emergencies outside the reach of 911. Emory provides the formula to prepare yourself for almost any medical emergency. He will cover sources of Information, first aid kits, medical manuals, medical equipment and supplies, prescription medications, over-the-counter medical supplies, first aid and medical training, communication; 24/7 tele-med support, personal crew responsibilities and pets on board


TOPIC: SATELLITE COMMUNICATION & ENTERTAINMENT

Two hours

$50.00

Thursday, October 1, 2015
10:45am-12:45pm

Presented By: Paul Comyns

Satellite communications and satellite television keep you connected to the world when your out of range of terrestrial systems. Paul Comyns, a veteran marine electronics expert, outlines what is available, how these systems work in layman’s terms, what to expect and how to ask for the right things. There are many new services coming online and Comyns will share what he thinks works best for live-aboard cruisers. He will also explain antenna placement and how to maximize the performance of the systems onboard.


TOPIC: COUPLES CRUISING WITH THE CALDWELLS

Two hours

$50.00

Friday, October 2, 2015
8:30am-10:30am

Presented By: Chris & Alyse Caldwell

From their first weekend adventures to living the dream aboard a 44-foot trawler, your eyes will be opened by Captains Chris and Alyse Caldwell as they share their experiences cruising together– and still managing to like one another! To live and work together in a small boat– even 60 foot boats can seem small-couples will need to find your comfort zone and understand each persons role aboard. True, you can only have one Captain but if you both contribute different skill sets then you’ll have 100 percent teamwork. Bring your tablet or laptop and we can show you a few tricks for easy navigation and trip planning too! This presentation is a must for future cruisers who are wondering how it can be done.


TOPIC: ONBOARD WIRELESS

Two hours

$50.00

Friday, October 2, 2015
10:45am-12:45pm

Presented By: Ben Ellison

How do you set up high performance, reasonable cost WIFI and cellular connections on your boat? When do satellite communications make sense and what are the sensible options? PassageMaker Electronics Editor Ben Ellison has tested much of this equipment on his floating laboratory, the Duffy 37 Gizmo, and hell clarify the complexities. Then well look at some of the wireless apps and gadgets that are making cruising safer and more fun. Besides standalone charting apps, and why you might want to use them in addition to your primary navigation system, well review a wide variety of mobile programs that can communicate with your boats electronics for improved instrumentation, off- vessel monitoring and more. Marine weather, AIS, and cruising info apps will also be covered. There will be particular emphasis on new services that make it easy to upload detailed navigation, systems, and engine data to the internet, whether its to improve charts, maintain an online log, or trend analyze your power plant.


TOPIC: BOB SMITH ON DIESELS: Q&A

Two hours

$50.00

Friday, October 2, 2015
8:30am-10:30am

Presented By: Bob Smith

Do you have a diesel engine caged beneath the floorboards? Ever wonder how best to care for it, what to feed it, or whether its even healthy? Want to know what to do when it smokes or what to ask your mechanic? Ask Bob Smith, the diesel doctor. Smith, developer of the Lehman Ford diesel engine and founder of American Diesel, is the longest serving presenter in the history of TrawlerFest. He will share his years of hands-on experience and maybe…just maybe…you can keep that engine of yours running as long as he has. Bring your questions to this fun, relaxed, conversational and practical session.

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TOPIC: HOW TO INSPECT A BOAT

Two hours

$50.00

Friday, October 2, 2015
10:45am-12:45pm

Presented By: Steve Zimmerman

Learn how to see a boat the way a professional does. Whether you are buying a used boat or maintaining one you already own, this seminar will teach you how to identify developing problems. “How To Inspect a Boat” will cover all critical areas, from engine room machinery to hull and deck structure. Boatyard owner and PassageMaker Troubleshooter columnist Steve Zimmerman will teach you how to look with a critical eye, where to look for hidden flaws, and the consequences of your actions or inactions. This seminar serves as an appetizer for longer courses in which Zimmerman participates, including “Everything You Need To Know About Diesel Engines” and “Care & Maintenance of a Cruising Powerboat.”


TOPIC: CRUISERS’ PERSPECTIVES: A TOWN HALL MEETING

Two hours

$50.00

Friday, October 2, 2015
3:30pm-5:30pm

TrawlerFest-Bay Bridge’s only afternoon seminar during the boat show will be a town-hall event. In it, our panel of veteran cruisers will field audience questions on a wide-range of topics, sea stories resulting. Circumnavigator Bruce Kessler can discuss what its like to spend months and months treading bluewater. Surveyor Dylan Bailey is a veteran cruiser who learned to build boats with his father. Offshore mariner Denny Emory is expert on offshore emergencies and medicine. John Clayman is a prominent East Coast yacht broker, cruiser and all around boat guy, and Steve Zimmerman can discuss repairs and boatyards from the point of view of both a cruiser and boatyard owner. Chris Parker is an experienced cruiser and weather router par excellence for cruiser going down island. Former PassageMaker Editor Peter Swanson will moderate and occasionally throw in his two cents.


TOPIC:MULTI-FUNCTION DISPLAYS: NOW & IN THE FUTURE

Two hours

$50.00

Saturday, October 3, 2015
8:30am-10:30am

Presented By: Ben Ellison

Chart plotters first became multifunction displays (MFDs) when they could also show radar and fish-finding sonar. Now many other possible functions have been added — like forward and side looking sonar, weather, camera display/control, engine monitoring, and digital switching — with more coming. Ben Ellison has extensive MFD systems from Garmin, Simrad, Furuno, and Raymarine installed on his test vessel and he’ll illustrate all sorts of integrated navigation in use. He’ll also discuss techniques for managing multiple functions on one or more screens, electronic charting mistakes to avoid, and where it’s all heading. The goal is to make the best use of the electronics you may already have and to understand what might be possible with add-ons including phone, tablet, and PC integration. Ben also has advice on the difficult decision of which primary system to choose if you’re starting fresh or doing a major refit.


TOPIC: PARTNER IN COMMAND (ABOARD  GRAND BANKS 42, ARAWAK) SESSION 1 (CLASS LIMIT=8)

Two hours

$50.00

Saturday, October 3, 2015
8:30am-10:30am

Presented By: Denise & Harry Allen, Power Squadron

This U.S. Power Squadrons seminar is trains crew on how best to assist the skipper and to take over if need be. It includes an introduction to boating, understanding anchoring, docking, and navigation, preparing for bad weather, first aid and how to handle on board emergencies. Do not miss this comprehensive seminar to develop or polish your skills in communication, including VHF marine radio, calling for help, signaling equipment, safety and safety equipment, first aid, starting and running the engine and the contents and use of a marine tool kit. Printed material, hand-outs and manuals will be available at the seminar. Students receive credit for having taken the course in the U.S. Power Squadron database.


TOPIC: DOWNEAST CRUISING

Two hours

$50.00

Saturday, October 3, 2015
10:45am-12:45pm

Presented By: Ben Ellison & Peter Swanson

Maine is surely one of the finest cruising grounds on planet Earth for reasons obvious and not so obvious. Veteran mariner and electronics expert Ben Ellison will lead the discussion about cruising his adoptive state, with former PassageMaker Editor Peter Swanson to lend his views as a long time Maine cruiser. The discussion will include preparations for yourselves and your boats, how best to get to Maine and some must see destinations once you arrive. We have heard some Bay-area cruisers talk about a prospective Maine cruise as if they were going to Africa. Ellison and Swanson will endeavor to remove some of the mystery that shrouds this subject like a July fog on the Penobscot.


TOPIC: PARTNER IN COMMAND (ABOARD ARAWAK) SESSION 2 (CLASS LIMIT=8)

Two hours

$50.00

Saturday, October 3, 2015
10:45am-12:45pm

Presented By: Denise & Harry Allen, Power Squadron

The United States Power Squadrons “Partner in Command” seminar includes an introduction to boating, understanding anchoring, docking, and navigation, preparing for bad weather, first aid and how to handle on board emergencies. Do not miss this comprehensive seminar to develop or polish your skills in communication, including VHF marine radio, calling for help, signaling equipment, safety and safety equipment, first aid, starting and running the engine and the contents and use of a marine tool kit. Printed material, hand-outs and manuals will be available at the seminar. Students receive credit for having taken the course in the U.S. Power Squadron database.


TOPIC:ELECTRONIC ENGINE MONITORING COMES OF AGE

Two hours

$50.00

Sunday, October 4, 2015
8:30am-10:30am

Presented By: Ben Ellison

Good engine monitoring is critical to successful passage making, but stock engine gauges typically don’t trigger alarms until problems are advanced. This is particularly true of older engines and this seminar will begin with a detailed discussion of various gateways that can convert analog engine data into NMEA 2000 so that it can be better displayed and alarmed. But even modern propulsion systems with digital engine output can benefit from additional monitoring like temperature sensors on shaft logs and pressure sensors on fuel filters. So these possibilities will also be discussed, as well as engine data logging for trend analysis and fuel flow monitoring. Ben has installed several types of engine room monitoring aboard his own trawler and has advice for both do-it-yourselvers and owners who want to know what should be possible with professional installation.


TOPIC: PROVISIONING TIPS FROM THE PROS

Two hours

$50.00

Sunday, October 4, 2015
8:30am-10:30am

Presented By: Chris & Alyse Caldwell

Captains Chris & Alyse Caldwell share much more than your typical shopping list. These experienced cruisers will help you learn what you should bring along to prepare for your cruise away from home port. Consider everything from spare parts and tools to first aid and groceries and how to replenish these supplies while cruising. Then where do you store these items? We will explore what works in the real world of boating and what doesn’t. You just might rethink the way you’ve always done it.


TOPIC: RULES OF THE ROAD

Two hours

$50.00

Sunday, October 4, 2015
10:45am-12:45pm

Presented By: Allan Karpas, Power Squadron

Don’t leave the dock without knowing the rules of the road. This seminar will simplify the sometimes complex U. S. Inland Rules and International Rules or COLREGS for the recreational boater. Through examples, you will learn how to develop or new your skills in avoiding collisions, meeting head on, crossing, overtaking, sailing vessels, vessel responsibilities, fishing vessels, lights and shapes on vessels, sound signals, restricted visibility, and distress signals. Printed material, hand outs and manuals will be available at the seminar. Students receive credit for having taken the course in the U.S. Power Squadron database.


TOPIC: LIVEABOARD DESIGNS & IMPROVEMENTS

Two Hours

$50.00

Sunday, October 4, 2015
10:45am-12:45pm

Presented By: Jay & Dona Benford

Jay Benford, father of the Florida Bay Coasters, has not only been designing liveaboard boats since 1962, but he and his wife have lived aboard three different boats. During this seminar, they discuss liveaboard boats from three different perspectives; as a couple who have done it, as a veteran designer of liveaboard boats and giving advice on improvements to make your existing boat a better liveaboard. There will be plenty of time for audience questions.


 

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Be sure to mention TrawlerFest, Bay Bridge when making your reservation as the marina is trying to group attendee boats together.
Rates: Mon – Thurs: $1.75 per foot / Fri – Sun: $2.00 per foot

Mears Point Marina
(410) 827-8888
428 Kent Narrow Way N
Grasonville, MD 21638


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TrawlerFest In-Water Exhibitors
2015 National Sponsors
Annapolis Yacht Sales Display Boat(s): (2) Beneteau Swift Trawlers, models TBA Website: www.annapolisyachtsales.com
Nordhavn Display Boat(s): Nordhavn 40 Website: www.nordhavn.com
Burr Yacht Sales Display Boat(s): Fleming 55 Website: www.burryachtsales.com
2015 Regional Sponsors
Zimmerman Marine Display Boat(s): Zimmerman Z46 Website: www.zimmermanmarine.com/boat-building
Bay Bridge 2015 Exhibitors
Endeavor Catamarans
Display Boat(s): TrawlerCat 48 Website: www.endeavourcats.com
Krogen Express Yachts
Display Boat(s): Krogen Express 52 Website: www.krogenexpress.com
Kadey-Krogen Yachts
Display Boat(s): Krogen 44 AE, Krogen 52, Krogen 55 Expedition Website: www.kadeykrogen.com
Pocket Yacht Company
Display Boat(s): Ranger Tug 31, Ranger Tug 27, Ranger Tug 25, Cutwater 30, Cutwater 28 Website: www.pocketyachtco.com
Clarks Landing Yacht Sales
Display Boat(s): Sea Ray 510 Sundancer Website: www.clarkslandingmd.com
MarineMax Northeast
Display Boat(s): Meridian 44 Website: www.marinemax.com
Atlantic Yacht Works
Display Boat(s): DeFever 46 Website: www.atlanticyachtworks.com
Annapolis Yacht Company
Display Boat(s): Grand Banks Website: www.Annapolisyachtcompany.com
Salt Yacht Brokerage Company, LLC
Display Boat(s): Custom Fast Pilothouse Trawler 2011, Pilgrim 43 Website: www.saltyachts.com
Yacht Tech Sales
Display Boat(s): Nordhavn 55 Website: www.nordhavnonly.com
Annapolis Sailyard
Display Boat(s): Nordic Tug Flybridge 32 Website: www.sailyard.com
Lippincott Marine
Display Boat(s): Mainship Trawler 34 Website:
Outer Reef Yachts
Display Boat(s): Outer Reef 70 Website:
Walczak Yacht Brokerage
Display Boat(s): Pacific Seacraft 38, Judge 37, Nordic Tug 37 Website:
Traditional Yachts
Display Boat(s): American Tug 41 Website:
Oxford Yacht Agency
Display Boat(s): Grand Banks 42, Grand Banks 42, Grand Banks 46 Website:
Annapolis Yacht Company
Display Boat(s): Grand Banks 49 Website:
D & C Marine Services
Display Boat(s): Island Pilot 435, Florida Bay Coaster 45 Website: N/A
Marine Max Vacations/Aquila Power Catamarans
Display Boat(s): Aquila 48, Aquila 44 Website: www.marinemaxvacations.com
BlueWater Yacht Sales
Display Boat(s): Grand Banks 42 Website: 
Denison Yacht Sales
Display Boat(s): Selene 55 Website: www.denisonyachtsales.com
South River Boat Rentals
Display Boat(s): Wittaker 50 Website: www.southriverboatrentals.com
Wilde Yacht Sales
Display Boat(s): Nordic Tug 37 Website: www.wildeyachts.com

TrawlerFest Land Exhibitors
2015 National Sponsors
Vetus-Maxwell Phone: N/A
Category: Anchors, Windlasses, Thrusters Website: www.vetus-maxwell.com/
Rocna Anchors Phone: N/A
Category: Anchors Website: www.rocna.com/

2015 Regional Sponsors
Bay Bridge Marina Phone:N/A
Category: Marinas/Boatyards Website: www.baybridgemarina.com
Bell Power Systems Phone: (860) 767-7502
Category: Engines Website: www.bellpower.com
MarinaLife Phone:N/A
Category: Publications/Cruising Clubs Website: www.marinalife.com
Chesapeake Bay Magazine Phone:(410) 263-2662
Category: Publications/Media Website: www.chesapeakeboating.net
Intellian Technologies Phone: (949) 727-4498
Category: Satellite Antennas Website: www.intelliantech.com
Rose Point Navigation Phone: (425) 605-0985
Category: Navigation Website: www.rosepointnav.com

Bay Bridge 2015 Exhibitors
American Diesel
Category: Engines Website: www.americandieselcorp.com
S & J Yachts/Great Harbour Trawlers
Category: New & Used Boat Sales Website: www.sjyachts.com
Haven Harbour Marina
Category: Marinas/Boat Yards Website: www.havenharbour.com
BOE Marine & RV
Category: Electronics Website: www.boemarine.com
Captain Chris Yacht Services
Category:Education/Training Website: www.captainchrisyachtservices.com
Mid-Shore Electronics
Category:Electronics Website: www.mid-shore-electronics.com
OceanGrafix
Category: Navigation Website: www.oceangrafix.com
RCI Technologies
Category: Fuel Treatment/Filtration Website: www.rcitechnologies.com
Rigid Boats
Category: Tenders Website: www.rigidboats.com
MTOA
Category: Clubs/Association Website: www.mtoa.net
US Power Squadrons
Category: Education/Training Website: www.usps.org/index.html
My Boat Status
Category: Vessel Monitoring Website: www.myboatstatus.com
Grampsters Pride
Category: Marine Cleaning Products Website: www.grampstrspride.net
Canvas Connection
Category: Canvas Website: www.canvasconnection.org
Eisenshine
Category: Marine Cleaning Products Website: www.eisenshine.com
Atlantic Yacht Basin, Inc
Category: Marinas/Boatyards Website: www.atlanticyachtbasin.com
Linssen Yachts North America
Category: New Yacht Importer Website: www.discoveryyachts.net
Trident Funding
Category: Insurance/Finance/Documentation Website: www.tridentfunding.com
Sterling Acceptance
Category: Insurance/Finance/Documentation Website: www.sterlingacceptance.com

TrawlerFest Rendezvous Events

Trawler’s at Twilight Docktail Party

WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Bay Bridge Marina Docks


Dinner and a Movie

WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE: Bay Bridge Marina



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Location
Bay Bridge (Click for Details)
357 Pier One Road
Stevensville , MD 21666

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