MFA Great Lakes Regional
Join us at the 2017 Marine Fabricators Regional Workshops. These workshops are designed to help you improve your efficiency and generate revenue, as well as provide a forum for networking and picking up valuable insight from your peers.
Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Drive
Huron/Sandusky, OH 44839
Phone: (800) 729-6455
Friday, October 20
|8:30am||Seven Secrets to Installing the Perfect Track – Steve Szenay, MFC
This workshop will cover selecting the right track, heat forming and cutting of tracks; cutting tools and sanders ;installation of track, track to track application, list of resources, and tips & tricks to working with PVC tracks.
|9:30am||Cutting Table 101 – Dan Ursa, Cottage Canvas
Find out the basics of putting your cutting table and tools to their best use in the fabrication process.
|10:30am||Marine Fittings Update – Dan Lesch, MFC, Lesch Boat Cover
Look for new, less common, and seldom seen fittings, useful in the marine canvas trade for helping the fabricator carry out their job.
|11:30am||Supplier Discussion: Testing Procedures for Marine Fabrics, Alan Prelutsky – Marlen Textiles
Take a look at various testing methods and what they mean to the marine fabricator.
|3:30pm||Sewing Machine Repair, Don or Jim Webb – Webb & Son Sewing Machine Sales
Learn the requirements and solutions for repair and up keep on your sewing machine.
|4:30pm||Frame Design- Larry Wodzien, MFC, Grand Traverse Canvas
Learn techniques of frame design from an expert in the industry.
Saturday, October 21
|7:45am||Transportation to Lesch Boat Cover|
|8:30am||Custom Inflatable Covers– Al Sceiford, MFC, Karen DiPlacido, Ami Foulk – Al’s Trim Shop
Join Al, Karen & Ami for a fresh approach to fabricating the inflatable cover, utilizing Phifertex, adhesive & traditional boot snaps, shock cord and lashing hooks. Step-by-step how-to hand-out will be provided for reference.
|9:45am||Solar Panel Installation – John Lemole – Gemini Marine Canvas
Installation methods for solar panels, mounted on dodgers and biminis. We will cover 2 methods for glass top panels. We will cover sewable solar panels and attachment methods.
|11am||Patterning – Kyle Van Damme
Presenters will provide patterning techniques and provide practical solutions, insights and advantages.
|1pm||Tube Bending – Eric Gibson, Al Sceiford, MFC, Dan Lesch, MFC
Listen to marine fabrication experts present several methods for bending tubing into useful shapes for marine canvas trade, including frames, offset mooring poles, grab rails, and more.
|3:30pm||Tools, Tips, Tricks, Steve Griffith
This is a fun and interactive discussion of tools, tips and tricks that make your job faster and easier.Social Hour
*This is the tentative agenda and subject to change
October 20 8:00 am
October 21 5:00 pm
Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek, Huron, OH 44839