Accepting a donation from The First National Bank of Bar Harbor’s Whitney Vinson of the Eastport branch is S. Dean Pike of the Friends of The Boat School. The First’s “Casual for a Cause” program selected the nonprofit organization as the month of August beneficiary. Each month’s fundraising proceeds are designated for an employee nominated charitable organization. Employees of all branches of the bank participate.
The following Saturday workshops are offered this fall. Workshops are designed for boat owners & beginner technicians.
Each Workshop Fee: $75
H.S. Students & Senior Citizens $35
Refreshments & Lunch Provided
Location: Shead High School
Preregistration required. For further information contact:
Moose Island Marine 853-6058 or online firstname.lastname@example.org
BASIC BOAT WINTERIZATION ~ Saturday, September 28. Based on mechanical needs of small diesels, outboards and stern drives, and gas inboards. Subjects covered: things to think about before you haul your boat; engine fresh water system; engine raw water system; fresh drinking water, waste water; inboard /outboard engine: oil, filters, fuel filters, stabilizers, batteries; gears, lower units; electronics.
MARINE SYSTEMS ~ Saturday, October 26. Based on ABYC* standards for boats 16ft to 45ft. Subjects covered: gas and diesel fuel systems; propane; electrical: 12 volt batteries; bilge pumps, potable water systems; thru hull fittings, seacocks, hose requirements; ventilation of boats using gasoline; engine controls; steering.
MARINE COMPOSITES & REPAIRS ~ Saturday, November 23. Based on ABYC* & ACMA** standards. Subjects covered: resin systems, safety; fabrics, fillers, basic lamination; repair 101, polyester resins basics; gel coat; West epoxy products, use & safety.
Instructor: S.Dean Pike, ABYC* & ACMA** certified instructor, The Boat School faculty
*American Boat & Yacht Council
**American Composites Manufacturers Association