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Old 13-08-2005, 11:00   #1
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IBEX - 2005 (Oct. 19 - 21)

IBEX 2005
The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference

October 19–21, 2005 • Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, USA
Show Hours:
Wednesday, October 19: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 20: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 21: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The 15th annual IBEX is the only trade event in the world featuring products and education for boat builders, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marina operators.

~ 800 Exhibits (free)
~ 40 Pre-Conference Workshops (free)
~ 70 Seminars - Topics include:
Design and Engineering • Composites Materials and Methods • Wood and Metal • Repair and Survey • Onboard Systems • Marine Electrical Systems • Boatyard and Marina Operations • Regulations and Compliance • Manufacturing Management
~ 30 Exhibitor Workshops (free)
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IBEX 2005 ~ Tuesday, October 18, at the Miami Beach Convention Center

FREE Pre-Conference Workshops:
Selections from the 40 free workshops:

PC13 ~ Corrosion 101
Speaker: Tyler Seebach - Canada Metal (Pacific) Limited
We will present the basics of corrosion in a marine setting, as well as tips and solutions to prevent corrosion.

PC22 ~ Barrier Coats: Below the Waterline and Above the Waterline
Speakers: Linda Bergsrom and D. Corbett Leach - CCP
Discover the value of barrier coats in marine composites. Learn how barrier coats can eliminate warranty blister claims, block fiber print, reduce fractures and cracking, increase throughput, and save labor costs.

PC28 ~ Sanitation System Malodor Prevention
Speaker: Ed McKiernan - Dometic Corporation (SeaLand)
We’ll discuss sources of malodors, including causes of hose odor permeation and installation techniques to prevent it. We also will present the latest updates on holding regulations throughout the world and recent developments in sanitation equipment.

PC30 ~ LED-Based Illumination for Marine Vessels
Speaker: Thomas L. Zampini II - i2systems Marine
This session will provide an overview of LED technology, its benefits for marine vessels, and electrical-system integration. In addition, LED control, lifetime, thermal management, and common misconceptions will be discussed, and we’ll demonstrate the latest in LED-based fixtures and systems.

PC36 ~ Surveying a Boat's Electrical System
Speakers: Bill Drake (Marinco Recreational Group) and Jim Egbert (ANCOR Products Inc.)
We will discuss common areas of concern and problems to look for in a boat’s electrical system, including frequent problems in ship to shorepower, AC/DC wiring systems on board, and battery chargers.

Seminar Workshops:
From the 65 Seminars ($65/ea):

Session 107 ~ Drilling Holes in the Hull: Seacocks, Through-Hull Connections, and Drain Plugs
Speakers: Bret Bretnall (Raritan Engineering Company Inc.); Jack Hornor (Marine Survey & Design Co.)
Did you know that 50% of dockside sinkings and 30% of sinkings while underway are due to the poor design, improper installation, or failure of through-hull fittings? Safety—and property protection—require you to do more than simply drill a hole in a hull and fill it with something you picked up at the local mega home-supply store. We’ll explain the provisions of ABYC H-27: Seacocks, Through-hull Connections, and Drain Plugs, and you’ll have the opportunity to look at both good and bad installations as you learn the methodology behind the standard. We’ll back up our procedures with accident data to confirm that there is definitely a right way to comply with the ABYC recommendations, and we’ll tell you why compliance is vital. We’ll also preview the upcoming revision of H-27, particularly its guidelines for connections and thread compatibility.

Session 208 ~ Conducting a Corrosion Survey
Speakers: David Rifkin (Quality Marine Services LLC); Ed Sherman (American Boat & Yacht Council)
We’ll take you step-by-step through the process of conducting a corrosion survey. Learn how to determine whether a corrosion problem or excessive anode-consumption problem is related to shorepower or is specific to a boat. We also will present the basics of hull-potential readings, including the implications of a reading with more negative potential than what the ABYC standards indicate for a vessel of the type; and what it means when there’s a difference in dock-potential readings vs. hull-potential readings, both with the boat disconnected from shorepower and plugged into shorepower. We’ll describe how to establish whether the boat’s bonding system is in good serviceable order, and how to determine whether a factory-installed, impressed-current system is functioning properly. In addition to describing anode types and applications, we’ll outline several issues that are related to cathodic protection of a boat and how that practice might manifest itself in the form of bottom-paint blistering, discoloration near underwater metal fittings, or—in extreme cases—severe damage to the hulls of wooden boats.

Session 308 ~ Battery-Charging Technology: What’s New?
Speakers: Dan Cox (Midtronics Inc.); Robert Unger (Professional Mariner LLC)
The complexity of DC loads on board today’s boats has evolved significantly in recent years. Today these loads include incandescent, halogen, and LED lighting; plus sophisticated electronics, inverters, refrigeration, windlasses, bow thrusters, and other DC-powered convenience items—all placing their own set of demands on the boat’s DC system. Multiple DC systems are now required to provide multiple voltages aboard the same boat, dramatically increasing the complexity of the charging system. At the dock, the battery charger must operate DC house loads for extended periods, and it must charge and maintain the batteries at the same time. Our focus here will be modern battery-charger technology not derived from an engine-driven alternator. We’ll explain existing technologies, and take a look at what the future may hold as the marine industry responds to today’s battery-charging challenges. We’ll also cover battery chemistry, voltage drop, maintenance, troubleshooting, and the pitfalls of tapping one of these sophisticated battery systems for mixed-voltage applications.

Session 407 ~ Installing Fuel Systems
Speakers: Craig Scholten (Four Winns); Bob White (Imanna Labs)
New versions of ABYC H-24: Gasoline Fuel Systems and ABYC H-33: Diesel Fuel Systems are being published this summer. These standards and recommended practices are your guides for the design, materials selection, construction, installation, and maintenance of fuel systems on boats. H-24 covers “installed gasoline fuel systems from the fuel tank fill opening to the point of connection to the propulsion engine and/or to any auxiliary equipment on inboard- and outboard-powered boats.” H-33 applies to “all parts of permanently installed diesel fuel systems on boats to the point of connection to the propulsion engine, or to auxiliary equipment.” We’ll review the changes in these two documents, as well as offer information on fuel-system testing protocol, and best practices for installing both types of fuel systems. We’ll close with a review of gasoline vent-system carbon-canister installations. (For additional information on proposed changes to the EPA standards for boat-fuel emissions, also attend Session 310.)

Session 408 ~ Three-Cable Boat: The Networking Shakeout Begins
Speaker: Nigel Calder (Calder Enterprises)
The massive wiring harnesses that are the visible expression of the complexities of a modern boat will likely give way to what can be thought of as a “three-cable boat”—wired with two power cables and one data cable, and remotely operated circuit breakers. We’ll examine the three-cable concept, discussing the major savings it can offer in installation time, wiring-harness weight, and cost, with accompanying improvements in reliability. We’ll also look at the downside, which includes circuit switches in inconvenient and inaccessible places, and an ever-increasing dependence on electronics that are too complicated for most boat owners to troubleshoot. The technology for the three-cable boat already exists, and is being applied in the automotive field and in industrial controls. We’ll close with a comparison of the major companies putting this technology to work, so you can make informed decisions about how to employ it yourself.

Session 503 ~ Fastener Installation and Hardware Bonding in Composites
Speakers: Bruce Pfund (Bruce Pfund/Special Projects LLC); Lynne Reister (Lodestar Marine); J.R. Watson (WEST System Inc.)
Whether you’re a builder, repairer, or surveyor, you’re already well aware that attaching hardware to composites requires far more than just nuts, bolts, and washers. You also know that during construction, outfitting, and repair, fastener installers must pay extra attention to core penetrations and to laminate and core schedules in way of equipment foundations. Learn the best practices for installing hardware with fasteners either on or into composites in a marine environment. We’ll catalog fastener types and the ancillary materials required, including caulks, sealants, bushings, and appropriate resins for fully potted fasteners. We’ll discuss the pros and cons—and the costs—of these many alternatives. Finally, we’ll explain how you can prevent water intrusion into the core or leaks into the interior following fastener installation, and we’ll address compression concerns for fastener bores in cored construction.

Session 508 ~ Advanced Electrical Troubleshooting by Scientific Method
Speakers: John Page (Reliable Marine Electric); Ed Sherman (American Boat & Yacht Council)
We’ll examine five key steps in the scientific method for problem-solving, including observation, hypothesis development, creating a prediction hierarchy, testing of predictions, and effectively repeating a process until there are no discrepancies between hypothesis, experiment, and operation. After that, we’ll explain how this method can help you solve, in the field, several common electrical troubleshooting problems. One of these will be in an AC system, the other in a DC system. We’ll also demonstrate some advanced gear and truly modern diagnostic techniques to troubleshoot electrical systems. You’ll learn how to work with state-of-the-art equipment to track data over time, as well as how to log it on a PC, graph it, and pick out the problem sets from the logged data set. The end result? You’ll see how well your findings support your original hypothesis.

Session 609 ~ Hurricane Prep and After the Storm
Speakers: Bob Adriance (BoatU.S.); Doug Hillman (Sebastian River Marina); Jonathan Klopman (Marine Surveyor)
Every marina and yard has its own unique characteristics, and you need to take those into account when you develop your hurricane survival-and-recovery plan. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, so we’ll tell you what to include in your custom plan. Some of our topics will be: how to evaluate the storm-worthiness of your docks and buildings; how to decide whether you should haul boats, leave them in the water, or move them to an anchorage; how to convince boat owners to prepare their boats for the possibility of a storm; and what you need to do to prepare the marina or yard itself. We’ll tell you what some yards have done to take care of personnel, and we’ll discuss starting a “hurricane club” in which members pay in advance to have their boats hauled and blocked onshore if a hurricane approaches. We’ll also offer some suggestions for contacting slip owners rapidly, hauling out a lot of boats in record time, finding the best weather information, and stocking up on emergency supplies. We’ll close with a brief discussion of the primary activities that take place after the storm: cleanup, salvage, and repair.
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IBEX offspring coming to Seattle in March 2006

A new trade show by Professional BoatBuilder magazine will make its debut in Seattle in March '06.
ProBoat Events: Education & Exhibition 2006, produced with the assistance of the Northwest Marine Trade Association, will be held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center March 30-31.
“The program for ProBoat Events 2006 is almost finalized,” said show director Carl Cramer, in a statement. “We are creating a different kind of regional event than has ever been produced for the boatbuilding industry, and we expect the new format will be effective.”
The show will feature seminars, workshops and demonstrations geared for marine professionals. It is modeled after IBEX, the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference, which is produced annually by Professional BoatBuilder and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
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