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Boating is fun. So is learning to boat on the United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) new Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT).
Take the helm and set out on a simulated ”boat trip” to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. The BSVT is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you hands-on experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina
Lessons include departing the dock, fairways, pivot turns, moorings, docking, slalom, crossing/overtaking/meeting and emergency stops. Current and wind direction and velocity, and day/night settings can be adjusted to vary the degree of difficulty and challenge you whatever your skill level.
NEW! LIVE MUSIC—Frankendread
FREE DIY seminars on boat and motor maintenance, repair and upgrades.
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.
Together, “The Boating Guy,” and certified marine service technician “Fred, The Outboard Doctor,” bring more than 50 years of boating and “wrench-slinging” experience to the Shed.
Click here for a complete list of Fred's Shed seminars.
Your one-stop resource for boating information and advice. Get started in boating and learn how to make the most of your time on the water.
- Straightforward answers to all your boating questions
- Expert, unbiased advice on choosing a boat that suits your lifestyle
- Local resources to help you get starte
Reel fun for everyone, from aspiring anglers to full-blown fishing fanatics! Check out what's new, improve your knowledge and hone your skills.
Hourly seminars hosted by area's top captains and guides, with sessions covering both saltwater and freshwater fishing
Kids will love the catch-and-release trout pond, filled with hungry trout. It's a great way to introduce kids to the fun of fishing—Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture the moment your little angler lands a big one!
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The eight-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.
The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. long catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. At approximately 12,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor. She has a wider beam which will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.
Propelled by piston-powered engines generating 1800 horsepower per side, she currently has a top speed of 180mph. Off season plans include increasing the RPM speed to enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!
Get a whole new perspective on fishing—from the viewpoint of the fish! This 12-foot tall, 40-foot long mobile glass aquarium is stocked with native fish so you can watch fish react to and even strike different lures during professional casting demonstrations held daily throughout the show! Presented by Berkley.
Stop by for face painting, balloon art, and other activities to let the little ones blow off some steam. Some activities have a small fee.
Sea Park—Oceans of inflatable fun for the youngsters! An aquatic wonderland features a bounce area, slide and ball pit where kids can "play in the waves"—without getting wet!
When it comes to sailing, there’s always something new to learn. Windsong Sailing Academy will present a variety of exciting, educational sailing seminars, perfect for new and seasoned sailors…learn how to get started in sailing, or sharpen and expand your skills.Take advantage of these free sessions to get ready for the upcoming sailing season.