Seminars


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 Atlantic City Boat Show.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
11:00 amGo one-on-one with a service technician  
12:00 pmEradicating mold, mildew, dirt & crud.  
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 pmDiesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
7:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician  
Thursday, February 05, 2015
11:00 amGo one-on-one with a service technician  
12:00 pmBoats that sit.  
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 pmCabin cruiser systems analysis.  
6:00 pmDiesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
7:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician  
Friday, February 06, 2015
11:00 amGo one-on-one with a service technician  
12:00 pmLower unit repairs & maintenance.  
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 pmDiesel troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
6:00 pmOh NO, there’s ethanol in my fuel  
7:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician  
Saturday, February 07, 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 pmCabin cruiser systems analysis.  
4:00 pmGas outboard troubleshooting, repair & maintenance.  
5:00 pmEradicating mold, mildew, dirt & crud.  
6:00 pmLower unit repairs & maintenance.  
7:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician  
Sunday, February 08, 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 pmCabin cruiser systems analysis.  
3:00 pmGas sterndrives & inboards troubleshooting, repair & maintenance  
4:00 pmGo one-on-one with a service technician  

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, February 04, 2015
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good GilliganCpt. John Martino 
11:30 amDocking Pool - Free Practice  
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
12:30 pmAt the End of the RopeMatt Benhoff 
12:30 pmLine Throwing - Free Practice  
1:30 pmHow to Get Your Captain’s LicenseCpt. John Martino 
2:00 pmSimluator Demo  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedMatt Benhoff 
2:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationCpt. John Martino 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
4:30 pmBoat SystemsMatt Benhoff 
4:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
5:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
6:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
7:30 pmOne on One with a Captain  
Thursday, February 05, 2015
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good GilliganCpt. John Martino 
11:30 amDocking Pool - Free Practice  
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
12:00 pmLine Throwing - Free Practice  
12:30 pmAt the End of the RopeMatt Benhoff 
1:30 pmGetting Your Captain’s LicenseCpt. John Martino 
2:00 pmSimluator Demo  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedMatt Benhoff 
2:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationCpt. John Martino 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
4:30 pmBoat SystemsMatt Benhoff 
4:30 pmSimulator - Free Practice  
5:00 pmBoat System Demos  
6:00 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
7:30 pmOne on One with a Captain  
Friday, February 06, 2015
12:00 amSimulator - Free Practice  
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan  
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 pmGetting Your Captain’s License  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedMatt Benhoff 
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationCpt. John Martino 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
4:30 pmBoat SystemsMatt Benhoff 
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 Captain  
Saturday, February 07, 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 pmGetting Your Captain’s LicenseMatt Benhoff 
2:00 pmSimluator Demo  
2:30 pmDocking De-StressedCpt. John Martino 
3:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
3:30 pmiNavigationMatt Benhoff 
3:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
4:00 pmSimluator Demo  
5:30 pmBoat Systems - Free Practice  
6:00 pmDocking Pool Demo  
6:30 pmDocking Pool - Free Practice  
7:30 pmOne on One with a Captain  
Sunday, February 08, 2015
10:30 amGateway to BoatingCpt. John Martino 
11:00 amDocking Pool Demo  
11:30 am10 Steps to Becoming a Good GilliganMatt Benhoff 
12:00 pmLine Throwing Demo  
12:30 pmAt the End of the RopeCpt. John Martino 
12:30 pmLine Throwing - Free Practice  
1:30 pmGetting Your Captain’s 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  

Fishing remains the most popular activity among American boaters, with more than six out of 10 enjoying a little fishing while boating! You’ll see that hardcore angler ethic in full force at the show in 2014, with more than dozen specialized ‘how to’ fishing seminars presented by some of top fishing experts along the Atlantic Coast. From black drum and black sea bass to summer flounder and striped bass, the RFA’s free fishing seminars can put you in the action in the season ahead.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
3:00 pmLIVE BUNKER, TROPHY STRIPERSJim Hutchinson, Jr. – Recreational Fishing Alliance 
4:00 pmSOUTH JERSEY BACK BAY SUMMER FLOUNDERBill Shillingford – BucktailWillie.com 
5:00 pmFLORIDA OR BUST – PLANNING A SOUTHERN MIGRATIONCapt. John Lewis – Insatiable Charters 
Thursday, February 05, 2015
3:00 pmGREAT BAY WEAKFISHINGJim Hutchinson, Jr. – Recreational Fishing Alliance 
4:00 pmCHASING DOORMATSCapt. Scott Newhall, Time Out Charters 
5:00 pmSOUTH JERSEY WRECK FISHINGCapt. Adam Nowalsky, Karen Ann II 
Friday, February 06, 2015
3:00 pmINSHORE STRIPED BASSCapt. Fran Verdi, Francesca Marie Sportfishing 
4:00 pmLIGHT TACKLE GRAND SLAMCapt. Steve Purul, Reel Fantasea Sportfishing 
5:00 pmPOWER DRIFTING FLUKEKeith Kaufman – Author, “Flounder Fishing Tactics & Techniques” 
Saturday, February 07, 2015
11:00 amTROLLING STRIPED BASSCapt. Tony Arcabascio – “Maja” 
12:00 pmMODERN DAY ELECTRONICSCapt. Blaine Anderson - Anderson Guide Service & Humminbird electronics 
1:00 pm20 YEARS OF STRIPER MAGICMike Laptew – Stripers Gone Wild 
2:30 pmTIPS TO FINDING & FISHING STRUCTURECapt. Steve Bent, Raymarine & Free Spirit Charters 
3:30 pmCAPE MAY DOORMATSCapt. Harvey Yenkinson – Vetcraft Sportfishing 
5:00 pmSOUTH JERSEY OFFSHORECapt. Franz Hueber, Libation Charters 
Sunday, February 08, 2015
11:00 amFLUKING FOR SUCCESSCapt. Brett Taylor - Reel Reaction Sportfishing 
12:30 pmFISHING AFTER THE STORMCapt. John Luchka - Long Run Fishing Charters & Navionics 
2:00 pmINSHORE LIGHT TACKLE PELAGICSJimmy Fee – On the Water Magazine 
Fly fishing, casting & paddle sports seminars, demos & lessons

Learn all about fly fishing and kayaking! Daily seminars will feature American Fly Fishing School pros demonstrating:

  • Casting and fly fishing techniques in a 50-ft. long casting pond
  • Kayaking
  • Fly-tying
  • How to use a WASP action camera for fishing and boating videos and photography

American Fly Fishing School instructors will be available for individual casting and fly fishing lessons, as well as kayak test rides in between seminar sessions.

PLUS— Jack Montague will craft a souvenir fly for any show attendee brave enough to cut off a piece of their own (or their spouses) hair.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
11:00 amKayak Fishing Demonstration  
1:00 pmFly & Light Tackle Casting Demo - Paul Healy  
2:00 pmCasting lessons with the Pros  
3:00 pmFly Casting Demo “Fresh or Saltwater” - Mike Corblies  
4:00 pmFly Casting Demo “Bamboo VS. Graphite” - Paul Healy  
5:00 pmSmall Watercraft Demonstrations –kayaks, SUP’s , Inflatables - Mike Corblies  
7:00 pmCasting lessons with the Pros  
Thursday, February 05, 2015
12:00 amSmall Watercraft Tips with Capt. Mike & A.F.F.S. Pros  
11:00 amFly Casting Demo “Fresh or Saltwater” - Mike Corblies  
1:00 pmKayak Fishing Demonstration  
2:00 pmFly & Light Tackle Casting Demo - Paul Healy  
3:00 pmFly Casting Demo “Bamboo VS. Graphite” - Paul Healy  
4:00 pmCasting lessons with the Pros  
5:00 pmFly Fishing Demo “All the rods 3wt , Spey to 17wt’s” - Mike Corblies  
7:00 pmCasting lessons with the Pros  
Friday, February 06, 2015
11:00 amFly Fishing Demo “All the rods 3wt , Spey to 17wt’s” - Mike Corblies  
1:00 pmFly & Light Tackle Casting Demonstration - Skip Storch  
2:00 pmSmall Watercraft Demonstrations –kayaks, SUP’s , Inflatables - Mike Corblies  
3:00 pmFly Casting Demo “Bamboo VS. Graphite” - Paul Healy  
7:00 pmCasting lessons with the Pros  
Saturday, February 07, 2015
1:00 pmKayak Fishing Demonstration - Rick Wolbert  
2:00 pmFly Casting Demo “Fresh or Saltwater” - Mike Corblies  
7:00 pmCasting lessons with the Pros  
Sunday, February 08, 2015
4:00 pmCasting lessons with the Pros  


Awards Ceremony: 2:30 pm– 3:00 pm

A fly casting accuracy tournament for kids age10 to 17 to demonstrate and improve their fly fishing skills, have fun and compete to win great prizes. No previous fly casting experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.

Kids can pre-register and practice at the Pond Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Grand Prize: A complete SHU~FLY fly fishing outfit—rod, reel, line, leader, backing, rod carrier
2nd Place: WILD WATER Fly Rod with case
3rd Place: SHU~FLY Max Drag Fly Reel
4th Place: One-year subscription to FLY FISHING IN SALTWATERS Magazine
5th Place: w Box of 6 A.F.F.S. custom tied flies

All contestants receive a complimentary prize of two hand-tied flies.

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Friday, February 06, 2015
4:00 pmKID’S Fly Casting Competition  
Saturday, February 07, 2015
10:00 amKID’S Fly Casting Competition  
11:00 amKid’s Practice Fly Casting Time with Chip, John & Mike  
3:00 pmKID’S Fly Casting Competition  
Sunday, February 08, 2015
1:00 amKID’S “Finals” Fly Casting Competition  
11:00 amKid’s Practice Fly Casting Time with Skip Storch  
3:00 pmKID’S Awards Ceremony with Capt. Mike & Skip Storch