Seminars

Hear it…See it…Do it!

Progressive® Insurance Boat School offers three learning methods. Our Seminars offer

in-depth background information on a variety of topics (see the descriptions below), Live Demos offer you a chance to see how the pros do it, and our Free Practice sessions offer you hands-on practice.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
12:30 pmAt the End of the RopeCpt. John Martino 
12:30 pmLine Throwing - Free Practice  
1:30 pmHow to get your Captains LicenseMatt Benhoff 
2:00 pmSimluator Demo  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedCpt. John Martino 
2:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationMatt Benhoff 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
4:30 pmBoat SystemsCpt. John Martino 
4:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
5:00 pmBoat System Demos  
5:30 pmBoat Systems - Free Practice  
6:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
6:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
7:30 pmOne on One with a CaptainMatt Benhoff 
Thursday, January 22, 2015
5:30 amBoat Systems - Free Practice  
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
12:30 pmAt the End of the RopeCpt. John Martino 
12:30 pmLine Throwing - Free Practice  
1:30 pmHow to get your Captains LicenseMatt Benhoff 
2:00 pmSimluator Demo  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedCpt. John Martino 
2:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationMatt Benhoff 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
4:30 pmBoat SystemsCpt. John Martino 
4:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
5:00 pmBoat System Demos  
5:30 pmBoat Systems - Free Practice  
6:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
6:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
7:30 pmOne on One with a CaptainMatt Benhoff 
Friday, January 23, 2015
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
12:30 pmAt the End of the RopeCpt. John Martino 
12:30 pmLine Throwing - Free Practice  
1:30 pmHow to get your Captains LicenseMatt Benhoff 
2:00 pmSimluator Demo  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedCpt. John Martino 
2:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationMatt Benhoff 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
4:30 pmBoat SystemsCpt. John Martino 
4:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
5:00 pmBoat System Demos  
5:30 pmBoat Systems - Free Practice  
6:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
6:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
7:30 pmOne on One with a CaptainMatt Benhoff 
Saturday, January 24, 2015
10:30 amGateway to BoatingCpt. John Martino 
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good GilliganMatt Benhoff 
11:30 amDocking Pool - Free Practice  
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
12:30 pmAt the End of the RopeCpt. John Martino 
12:30 pmLine Throwing - Free Practice  
1:30 pmHow to get your Captains LicenseMatt Benhoff 
2:00 pmSimluator Demo  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedCpt. John Martino 
2:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationMatt Benhoff 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
4:30 pmBoat SystemsCpt. John Martino 
4:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
5:00 pmBoat System Demos  
6:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
7:30 pmOne on One with a CaptainMatt Benhoff 
Sunday, January 25, 2015
10:30 amGateway to BoatingCpt. John Martino 
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good GilliganMatt Benhoff 
11:30 amDocking Pool - Free Practice  
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
12:30 pmAt the End of the RopeCpt. John Martino 
12:30 pmLine Throwing - Free Practice  
1:30 pmHow to get your Captains LicenseMatt Benhoff 
2:00 pmSimluator Demo  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedCpt. John Martino 
2:30 pmSimluator Demo  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationMatt Benhoff 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
4:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  

DIY seminars and hands-on workshops covering 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 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 New York Boat Show®.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
12:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician.  
1:00 pmDiagnosing electrical problems & maintaining a marine battery system.  
2:00 pmGas sterndrives & inboards troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
3:00 pmScratches, dings & oxidation.  
4:00 pmGas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
5:00 pmOh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!  
6:00 pmEradicating mold, mildew, dirt & crud.  
7:00 pmDiesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
8:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician.  
Thursday, January 22, 2015
12:00 pmOne on One with a Captain  
1:00 pmA fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance.  
2:00 pmOh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!  
3:00 pmScratches, dings & oxidation.  
4:00 pmGas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
5:00 pmEradicating mold, mildew, dirt & crud.  
6:00 pmDiesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
7:00 pmBoats that sit.  
8:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician.  
Friday, January 23, 2015
12:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician.  
1:00 pmA fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance.  
2:00 pmGas sterndrives & inboards troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
3:00 pmScratches, dings & oxidation.  
4:00 pmBoats that sit.  
5:00 pmLower unit repairs & maintenance.  
6:00 pmOh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!  
7:00 pmDiesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
8:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician.  
Saturday, January 24, 2015
10:00 amGo one-on-one with a service technician.  
11:00 amDiagnosing electrical problems & maintaining a marine battery system.  
12:00 pmOh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!  
1:00 pmA fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance.  
2:00 pmBoats that sit.  
3:00 pmScratches, dings & oxidation.  
4:00 pmGas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
5:00 pmEradicating mold, mildew, dirt & crud.  
6:00 pmLower unit repairs & maintenance.  
7:00 pmDiesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
8:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician.  
Sunday, January 25, 2015
10:00 amGo one-on-one with a service technician.  
11:00 amBoats that sit.  
12:00 pmOh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel!  
1:00 pmA fast & efficient boat: How your prop affects your boat’s performance.  
2:00 pmEradicating mold, mildew, dirt & crud.  
3:00 pmGas sterndrives & inboards troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
4:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician.