Seminar Schedule

 “Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance & Troubleshooting”

With the Guru of systems Nigel Calder

The diesel engine is a critically important piece of safety equipment aboard any cruising boat. Tech guru Nigel Calder, author of the best-selling ‘Marine Diesel Engines’ (now in its 3rd edition) brings his unique brand of humor to a seminar for boat buyers and new boaters that want to get the most out of their time on the water. Distinguishing between contemporary and older diesels, Calder takes a careful look at fuel, oil, cooling, airflow, and powertrain systems, together with basic troubleshooting techniques for common diesel engine problems, defining what the untrained boat owner can reasonably be expected to do and what should not be attempted, and describing in detail all normal maintenance procedures. You will come away from this seminar with a much greater understanding of your engine and the confidence to carry out all routine maintenance. No previous experience is required. 
When: Saturday Feb 18th   9am – 5pm
Where: TBD
Includes a 2day ticket (Fri-Mon) and lunch at the sail show.  2 day ticket valid Fri-Mon only.
Total cost $155.00


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Two Can Sail Couples Cruising Seminar

Seminar Fee: $325/couple ($195 single), includes two, one-day tickets to the show,
Date: Saturday, February 18th  8am-5pm
Location: Holiday Inn 

Learn how to take the Drama out of your Dream—from choosing the right boat to sailing away together in harmony!
Hosted by couples instructors and lifelong cruisers Jeff Grossman and Jean Levine, the "Two Can Sail Couples Cruising Seminar" will give you and your partner the tools and perspectives you need to safely pursue the cruising lifestyle as a couple. We have assembled an outstanding group of marine professionals who have varied experience and background to present you with a balanced educational experience. Who are the presenters? Couples who are also captains, ASA Instructors, authors, marine surveyors, and a meteorologist.
This seminar is more than just a whole day of power point presentations. The hard data is balanced with fun—lots of good information mixed in with sea stories and fantastic photos—as all of the presenters share their expertise to help make the dream a reality for you and your partner.
Attendees will receive a 2day ticket to the Boat Show, (good Fri - Mon) and one lucky couple will win a SPOT Messenger provided by SeaTech Systems.
Sponsored by Two Can Sail, Blue Water Sailing Magazine, SeaTech Systems, American Sailing Association (ASA), Massey Yachts and Weems & Plath.
For more information or to register: visit or email or
call us at 727-644-7496


 Beautiful Biscayne Bay Sunset Cruises

Love is in the air and on the water! Celebrate Valentine’s Day over the boat show weekend and on the water with a loved one—Join us at the Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail® Miami show for a cruise on beautiful Biscayne Bay with private reception.

This amazing opportunity has very limited availability, so register early.

Cruises will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday leaving the dock at 5:30 pm sharp and cruise and reception until 7:30 pm,  
250.00 per couple for groups larger than 4 contact Kevin Murphy at 401-651-3220
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