Tech Talk Workshops

Tech Talk Workshops are free, exhibitor-run training sessions at the top of every hour in the third floor exhibit hall floor.  Sponsored by:

West System Pro Set Epoxy

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mold Making with Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM)

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 01

We will cover how Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) is used to create molds for boat-making and other similar large-scale applications.

Presenter: Chris Haid

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Title To Be Announced

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 02

Description to come.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Globally Unique “Bow Access” Jacob’s Ladder

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 03

Jacob’s Ladder Enterprises Pty Ltd is an Australian business involved in design, manufacture, and marketing of its new breakthrough range of USA-patented “bow access” boat boarding Jacob’s Ladders.

Presenter: John Canaris

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

How to Finish WEST SYSTEM Epoxy Repair with Gelcoat

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 04

Learn how to apply polyester gelcoat over WEST SYSTEM Epoxy repairs on fiberglass boats. We’ll cover best practices for epoxy cure, effective fairing, surface prep, and gelcoat applications.

Presenters: Don Gutzmer

West System

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Orca3D Marine CFD: Affordable, Accurate CFD Without the Need to be a Specialist

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 05

Orca3D Marine CFD is an easy-to-use CFD solution, providing an affordable, powerful, and proven set of analysis tools for the naval architect, without the need to become a specialized CFD analyst.

Presenter: Larry Leibman

 Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Title To Be Announced

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 06

Description to come.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Title To Be Announced

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 07

Description to come.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Which Solar Solution is Right for You? Learn about Panels, Installation, and Application

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 08

The Freedom name is synonymous with quality and reliability in the marine industry. Launched originally in 1992, the Freedom series today is available in a variety of power levels for different applications. A boat’s electrical system is becoming more and more complex. The advancement in lithium ion technology, solar integration, co-existence of an inverter with a generator, remote system monitoring and other newer technologies is making our life easier while also creating unique challenges in terms of properly understanding and using the system, troubleshooting and installation. In this workshop, Xantrex sales applications engineer Don Wilson will discuss common installation scenarios, product compatibility and integration of newer technology in your existing system.

Presenter: Don Wilson

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

IBEX Product Pitch

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 09

An exciting, live product collection of the coolest new products on the show floor selected by industry journalists, and you’re invited! Don’t miss this opportunity to see technology and innovation from IBEX exhibitors.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Title To Be Announced

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 10

Description to come.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tax Planning for Marine Manufacturers

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 11

Join us as we tackle tax reform for manufacturers and learn more about Research & Development Credits, 199A Deduction, Cost Segregation, Sales Tax updates & book keeping best practices.

Presenter: Ron Wainwright, Michael Laur

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

SureShade – New Product Advancements in Marine Shade Systems

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 12

This workshop will focus on the technical aspects, benefits, and features of SureShade’s latest advancements—including the silent-glide automated shade system and new SurePower Controller that significantly reduce the power burden on a boat. You’ll also learn about how to integrate SureShade into new boat designs.

Presenters: Gregg Inscore, Chris Le Selva

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Title To Be Announced

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 13

Description to come.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Transitioning Your Shop to Epoxy Resins

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 14

Reduce VOCs and improve quality by converting your infusion and lamination processes to PRO-SET Epoxies. We’ll cover product selection, in-mold coating, lamination, post-curing, and more.

Presenter: Don Gutzmer

Wednesday, October 2, 2019: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Title To Be Announced

Room: Tech Talk Theater
Workshop Number: WK 15

Description to come.