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Practical Boat Owner - - Special -

Sika Ma­rine Stage in as­so­ci­a­tion with Practical Boat Owner

11.00am - 11.45am reached the end of your tether? David Moss­man of Mar­low Ropes shows how to in­spect your lines and ex­plains the key six signs of wear and tear to look out for. David is a for­mer pro­fes­sional sailor, ex­pe­ri­enced in rope de­sign, de­vel­op­ment and test­ing.

12.00pm - 12.45pm

Mak­ing light of heavy weather

Met Of­fice me­te­o­rol­o­gist Penny Tran­ter shares her knowl­edge of plan­ning, pre­par­ing and re­act­ing to weather on the wa­ter, cru­cial to your de­ci­sion mak­ing, safety and en­joy­ment.

1.00pm - 1.45pm Practical demon­stra­tion of win­dow bond­ing

Sika’s tech­ni­cal ser­vices expert Gareth Ross shows how to bond plas­tic win­dows, in­clud­ing clean­ing, prim­ing, and ad­he­sive se­lec­tion, plus the do’s and don’ts.

2.00pm - 2.45pm

Wild call – sail­ing around Scot­land Suf­fo­cated by a lack of free­dom in mod­ern life, Mar­tyn Mur­ray sought an al­ter­na­tive. Fall­ing in love with an old ketch in Ire­land, he bought and re­stored her enough to sail back to Scot­land, where he spent two sum­mers cruis­ing the Western Isles.

Satur­day 14 Oc­tO­Ber

11.00am - 11.45am

Mak­ing light of heavy weather

Met Of­fice me­te­o­rol­o­gist Penny Tran­ter shares her knowl­edge of plan­ning, pre­par­ing and re­act­ing to weather on the wa­ter, cru­cial to your de­ci­sion mak­ing and the safety and en­joy­ment of your time on your boat.

12.00 - 12.45pm demon­stra­tion of win­dow bond­ing Sika’s tech­ni­cal ser­vices expert Gareth Ross shows how to bond plas­tic win­dows, in­clud­ing clean­ing, prim­ing, and ad­he­sive se­lec­tion, plus the do’s and don’ts.

1.00pm -1.45pm

Boat sur­vey step by step.

PBO expert Colin Brown, of CB Ma­rine Ser­vices, re­veals what a sec­ond-hand boat sur­vey ac­tu­ally does, what it can’t do, and dis­cusses com­mon cor­ro­sion prob­lems on board.

2.00pm - 2.45pm

Ma­rine in­va­sive species

Sarah Brown of Clyde Ma­rine Plan­ning Part­ner­ship and C2W Con­sult­ing gives an in­sight into the bat­tle to keep Scot­tish wa­ters free from in­va­sive species – and ex­plains what you can do to help.

3.00pm - 3.45pm

Boat in­sur­ance tips

Top­sail In­sur­ance MD Rob Stevens gives an en­ter­tain­ing and in­for­ma­tive talk on boat in­sur­ance tips and facts, re­veal­ing sit­u­a­tions where you think you are in­sured – but might not be.

4.00pm - 4.45pm cruis­ing with a fam­ily pet Cruis­ing As­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber Derek Lumb re­veals the prac­ti­cal­i­ties of sail­ing with a seadog.

5.00pm - 5.45pm

Sail­ing in the Baltic

Cruis­ing As­so­ci­a­tion mem­ber Colin Wil­son shares his ex­pe­ri­ences of sail­ing in the Baltic.

Sun­day 15 Oc­tO­Ber

10.00am - 1.00pm the cruis­ing as­so­ci­a­tion Sem­i­nar Half-hour talks on sub­jects such as sail­ing in the Baltic, sail­ing with a dog on board and in­sur­ance tips plus a demon­stra­tion of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s great app – CAp­tain’s Mate. Plus a chance to win £3,000 worth of stand­ing rig­ging from Sta-Lok. Visit www.theca.org.uk to ap­ply for sem­i­nar tick­ets.

1.15pm - 2.00pm

Mak­ing light of heavy weather

Met Of­fice me­te­o­rol­o­gist Penny Tran­ter shares her knowl­edge of plan­ning, pre­par­ing and re­act­ing to weather on the wa­ter, cru­cial to your de­ci­sion mak­ing, safety and en­joy­ment.

2.15pm - 3.00pm

Boat sur­vey step by step

PBO expert Colin Brown, of CB Ma­rine Ser­vices, re­veals what a sec­ond-hand boat sur­vey ac­tu­ally does, what it can’t do, and dis­cusses com­mon cor­ro­sion prob­lems on board.

3.15pm - 4.00pm

Ma­rine in­va­sive species

Sarah Brown of Clyde Ma­rine Plan­ning Part­ner­ship and C2W Con­sult­ing gives an in­sight into the bat­tle to keep Scot­tish wa­ters free from in­va­sive species – and ex­plains what you can do to help.

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