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Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center - FREE Boat Maintenance & Repair Seminars

If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways, and end with question/answer sessions. Come with your questions and projects to discuss, and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself. 


For the full list of seminars, click here

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Sailing Simulator

Free Sailing Lessons

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to pilot a sailboat, here’s your chance to find out. Climb aboard the Sailing Simulator and discover how fun and easy it is to sail—without leaving dry land. Designed with beginners in mind, the sailing simulator offers a true-to-life sailing experience. You’ll tack and jibe and use the tiller to keep the boat level on the show floor as fans fill the sails and move the boat from side to side.

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Let’s Go Fishing Center

Reel fun for everyone, from aspiring anglers to full-blown fishing fanatics!

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NEW! The "James Bond" Lotus Esprit Submarine Car

See a working replica of James Bond’s iconic Lotus Esprit submarine car from the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. Designed to look like 007’s car that transformed into a submarine in the movie, it’s complete with submarine fins, a periscope, revolving license tag, and guns in the back. It was built in England from a real Lotus Esprit car, and is the only Lotus Esprit in the world that can actually travel on water. It’s been “road tested” in Lake Lanier several times and successfully stayed above water, right where its current owner "James" wants it to be.

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USCGA Boating Safety Seminars

All About Boating Safety (All Vessels and Personal Watercraft)

This 2-hour beginning boating class covers all the basics, including boating law, safety equipment, safe boating, navigation, trailering, storing and protecting your boat, and more.

Paddle Craft Safety (Canoes, Kayaks, and Stand Up Paddle Boards)

Designed for paddle sport enthusiasts, this one-hour session covers paddling and safety fundamentals. Topics include paddle craft basics including types and paddle selection, pre-departure tips, safe operation, legal requirements, and emergencies.

Vessel Safety Checks (All Vessel Types)

The U.S. Coast Guard recommends that all recreational boaters, including personal watercraft and paddle sport enthusiasts, take advantage of its free vessel safety check every year. Learn about this program, its benefits and how to schedule a safety check


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