Super Sessions

Hosted by IBEX exhibitors and industry associations to offer in-depth training, these pre-conference Super Sessions take place Sunday and Monday (Sept. 29-30), prior to the opening of the IBEX Exhibit Halls on Tuesday (Oct. 1).  Please note the date, time, and location of your Super Session.

Sunday, Sept. 29
1:00 PM–5:00 PM

SS1: Marina 101

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 10

This four-hour marina industry introduction course is geared toward those individuals with little or no marina experience looking to get into the industry by way of an advancement opportunity, career shift, or an interest in purchasing or developing a marina. The Marina 101 course is made up of nine individual presentations, created and presented by Carl F. Wolf, CMM, CMI, and former President of the International Marina Institute. The presentations will give you an insight preview of the various aspects of marina operations. Presentations include day-to-day and seasonal operations, maintenance, emergency preparedness, long-term planning, financial reports, and the various roles of a marina manager. PLEASE NOTE: This Super Session takes place on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Speaker: Carl Wolf, CMM, CMI

Fees
Please choose the appropriate rate when you register for IBEX. AMI will check your membership status once you register.
AMI Member: $250
Non-Member: $299

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Monday, Sept. 30
8:00AM–5:00PM

SS2: Tampa Area Marina & Boatyard Tour

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 10

The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) is offering a one-day Marina & Boatyard Study Tour in the Tampa area leading into IBEX. This Study Tour will visit properties in and around Tampa, Florida. Registration fee includes transportation and tours of five marinas, lunch, facilitated discussion, and a copy of the group SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis. The tour will leave from the Tampa Convention Center.

Marinas Included in the Tour
Harborage Marina
Safe Harbor Pier 77
Gulfport Municipal Marina
Pasadena Marina
Marker 1 Marina

Speaker: Carl Wolf, CMM, CMI

Fees
Please choose the appropriate rate when you register for IBEX. AMI will check your membership status once you register.
AMI Member: $599
Non-Member:$699

Lunch included

SPONSORED BY:

Monday, Sept. 30
8:00AM–5:00PM

SS3: NMEA 2000 Installer Training

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 13

The Basic NMEA 2000 Installer Training is primarily targeted for the beginner or those who have been installing NMEA 2000 but would like more information, clarity, and an opportunity to share ideas with others who have installed NMEA 2000 networks. Topics include: cables, connectors, specifications, physical planning and documentation, power sources and distribution, voltage drop calculations, data messages (parameter group numbers), connecting to other data sources, network setup, and troubleshooting. You will take from this class the near-term and long-term benefits of NMEA 2000-certified equipment, accepted installation practices for NMEA 2000 backbone cable and products; including selection of cable, power application point, and alternatives that make it work best. You will also have sufficient working knowledge of NMEA 2000 so you may successfully troubleshoot problems when they arise and correctly identify/repair/replace the faulty device(s) or network cabling problems. This course is not intended to teach programming nor to be training for manufacturing developers.

Speaker: John Barry

Fee: $460, lunch included

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Monday, Sept. 30
9:00AM–5:00PM

SS4: Airmar ACI Certification Class

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 16

Become an AIRMAR Certified Installer (ACI) in a one-day training class! As an ACI, you will be able to offer your customers an additional third year of warranty coverage on qualifying transducers, while simultaneously receiving onboard service reimbursement for any transducer regardless of who installed it. This one-day training will include education on current CHIRP technologies, transducer installation techniques for all mounting styles, and valuable troubleshooting skills to solve complex onboard issues. An extensive portion of the day is dedicated to the award-winning TDT1000 transducer diagnostic tester and how to use it in the field. We’ll share insights for increasing diagnostic accuracy with hands-on training alongside fellow technicians. The knowledge gained in this course will prove its value to your business every day!

Speaker: Peter Braffitt

Fee: $0, lunch included

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Monday, Sept. 30
8:30AM–5:00PM

SS5: Challenges and Solutions in Workforce Development

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 17

Currently, there are more than 31,000 open jobs in the U.S. marine industry. Workforce challenges are a top concern for a large majority of marine businesses. Is your company one of them? Don’t miss out on this dynamic summit designed to help you address your workforce challenges. During this full-day session you’ll: Examine existing workforce development efforts; Explore best practices at the local, regional and state levels; Discuss ways to formulate a best approach for your company to develop a capable workforce. Whether you’re a small, medium or large business owner, company executive, plant manager, human resource professional, industry stakeholder, association member, or anyone with hiring or training responsibility, you will benefit from attending this educational and wide-ranging event. Companies that embrace workforce development as a top initiative will be better positioned to ensure long-term viability and competitiveness. Hiring qualified workers will be critical to the future competitiveness of your company and the industry as a whole.

Speaker list and further information

Early Registration Fee: $75, until August 23
Regular Registration Fee: $129
Lunch and coffee breaks included.

Class is limited to 100 attendees.

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Monday, Sept. 30
8:00AM–5:00PM

SS6: CZone Level 1 Training and Certification

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 12

Gain a working knowledge of CZone Digital Switching and Monitoring. The Level 1 CZone certification course will provide an in-depth review of CZone components and instruction for system installation, offer hands-on experience with components, provide a demonstration of the CZone Configuration Tool as well as offer an overview on system troubleshooting, software firmware updates, and parts replacement. Recommended Prerequisite: ABYC Marine Electrical Certification or NMEA 2000 Basic Certification.

Class is limited to 20 students.

Speaker: Gloria Borrego

Fee: $55, lunch included

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Monday, Sept. 30
9:00AM–3:00PM

SS7: Fiberglass Boat Repair

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 14

Every year, dozens of boat repair technicians, dealers, surveyors, insurance inspectors, and yard professionals travel to the Gougeon facility in Bay City, Michigan, for the Fiberglass Boat Repair Course. Now this course comes to you as an IBEX Super Session. Discover the best approaches to making long-lasting, cost-effective fiberglass boat repairs and develop a deeper understanding of modern boat construction. We’ll cover basic repair techniques with epoxy, fastener bonding, composite technology, composite repair, fairing, gelcoat blisters, advanced composites, and more. Get a clearer understanding of WEST SYSTEM Epoxy’s handling, uses, and physical properties, and tap into the wealth of structural marine repair expertise the Gougeon staff has gained from years of working closely with boat builders, repair professionals, and engineers. After the course, you’ll take home a binder containing educational information as well as our Fiberglass Boat Repair & Maintenance and Wooden Boat Restoration & Repair manuals.

Speakers: Jeff Wright, Donald Gutzmer

Fee: $149, lunch included

SPONSORED BY:

West System

Monday, Sept. 30
8:30AM–5:00PM

SS8: Get Your ABYC Certification

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 15

This ABYC Standards Certification at IBEX is a fast-paced, one-day course, consisting of a self-study (e-learning component provided in advance), classroom review, and then exam. It is a great training opportunity – earn ABYC Standards Certification while saving time and money! You can be among the first to take ABYC’s Standards Certification course online and get certified during this session before the doors open at IBEX. The Standards Certification course discusses specific compliance issues relevant to engineers, installers, compliance inspectors, and marine surveyors. Common non-compliance areas will be discussed and how to address these issues in both the factory and field environments. Additionally, where the US code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are relevant, we’ll review how they relate to the boating industry and ABYC standards. This course consists of three elements:

1) Online Leaning – Cover every inch of the study guide in detail at your own pace up until the day of the class. You will receive the online learning access prior to attending. It consists of six chapters that follow the included study guide and discussion of the most common ABYC standards as well as relevant CFR regulations.

2) Review – The session will start with a four-hour review of the materials you learned in the online learning portion with one of ABYC’s instructors. He will answer questions you may have and give you the final boost of confidence to conquer the exam.

3) Exam – The Standards Certification exam is a three-hour timed exam that consists of 132 multiple choice questions and challenges your knowledge of the standards ABYC maintains. The exam is open book so bring all study materials; there will not be extra materials on site for you to borrow. Passing the exam is a milestone achievement and aligns you with the ranks of certified technicians and advisors across the country who build, maintain, and support our boating industry to the highest quality levels possible.

If you have any questions, you can reach ABYC by email at education@nullabycinc.org or by phone at 410-990-4460.

Speakers: To be announced

Fee: $495, lunch included

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Monday, Sept. 30
9:00AM–5:00PM

SS9: Compliance to 33 CFR 183 Stability Regulations for Boats Under 20 Feet

Location: Tampa Convention Center, Room 7/8

Most small craft offered for sale to the public must comply to the stability and flotation requirements of 33 CFR 183 and display the resulting capacity label. The builder warrants that the craft will meet the physical tests specified by the regulations by applying the required label to the boat. However, the tests themselves are difficult—requiring loading the boat with thousands of pounds of weight—and potentially destructive because they involve completely swamping the boat and allowing it to soak for 24 hours. The tests can be approximated by simple calculations and simulated accurately via computer software. Because many boats are now designed and often built from a computer CAD model, it is relatively easy to use the model and other software to ensure compliance by standard naval architecture hydrostatic calculations.

This Super Session will cover the basics of hydrostatics and stability, the actual rules, and the physical tests required. The simple approximate calculations will be illustrated. Then, the more accurate computer-based analyses will be covered including modeling techniques and subsequent analysis. Calculations will use the ORCA/Rhino suite of modeling/hydrostatics software, as well as the GHS system of hydrostatics software (which uses a simpler model that can be generated by hand or via AutoCAD based systems).

This session will also include a short discussion on the differences between 33 CFR 183 and ISO 12217-3 (boats under 6 meters). Finally, this training will cover the “Air Inclining Experiment,” which can be used for determining the actual weight and center properties of a small craft. This process may be applicable to some 33 CFR 183 analyses or ISO 12217-3 analyses. It is also required under certain procurements for non-recreational boats. It is non-destructive and fairly simple.

A copy of SNAME Technical Research Bulletin 9-1 (2015) Standard Guide for Conducting Small Boat Air-Inclining Stability Test will be included. ($350 rate is for SNAME non-members. For SNAME members, please choose the member Super Session.)

Speaker: Jonathan Soja

Fees
Please choose the appropriate rate when you register for IBEX. SNAME will check your membership status once you register.
SNAME Member: $250
Non-Member: $350

Lunch included

SPONSORED BY:

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