Professional Workshops

Workshop1

Poly Flake Repair

2 days

Repair Stress Cracks and Scrapes
Learn the preparation procedures to achieve
level repair.

Application of Flakes
Learn both wet and dry flake application
techniques.

Clear Gelcoat Application Techniques
Learn how to eliminate "hazy buildup" and
reduce water sanding time.

Workshop 2

Cosmetic Gelcoat Repair and Color Tinting

2 days

 

Color Matching
Learn the newest techniques in color
matching.

Gel Coat
Each student will work on a fiberglass boat
section to repair air voids, stress cracks,
scrapes/nicks, etc.

Gel Coat Refurbishing
Learn the latest products for rejuvenating
dull, faded gel coat.

Punctures and Fractures

Learn the latest in coring materials to
strengthen damaged areas.

"Lay-up" Procedures
Learn the "lay-up" schedule to ensure
stiffness and longevity.

Workshop 3

Mold Making

3 days

 

 

Plug Design and Construction
Build a wood plug and prepare plug for
the molding process.

Mold Construction
Build mold from plug and prepare for
production.

Floor and Deck

Replace wet and rotten core with new
materials.

Transom and Stringers
Learn to replace transoms and stringers with
the latest compounds and fiberglass.

Workshop 4

General Fiberglass Fabrications

3 days

 

Lay Up Scheduling
Learn how to develop a lay up schedule for
your production needs.

Implement Lay Up Schedule
Learn the most efficient and cost effective
method to fabricate a fiberglass mode or
part.

 

Workshop 5

GENERAL FIBERGLASS REPAIR

2 days

Flex Mold

Learn to install Flex-Mold on a Plug before

making the mold.

Learn how to prepare Flex-Mold Non-Skid
surfaces before starting the repair.

Learn to repair Flex-Mold Non-Skid
patterns on any fiberglass surface.

Workshop 6

Heavy-Duty Fiberglass Repair

2 days

Paul LaCharite

Workshop Instructor

Paul has been manufacturing Gelcoat since 1976. He has also been involved with the application of gelcoat at both the OEM and repair yard level since that time. In 1980, Paul became involved with the Mini-Craft of Florida, Inc. Quick Tint System, mastering the process of matching and adjusting colors perfectly. This process is completed in minutes, thereby shortening repair time. Shorter repair time equals higher profits for you! These techniques will be shared with you in the hands-on workshop.

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Here's what your colleagues
are saying about the workshop

"Very informative, enjoyed the hands-on versus a sit down class. I felt it was worth every penny"
- Oren Beach
East Coast Marine
Rye, NY

"The class was great. I learned more in two days of training than I have in two years in the field".
- Brian Reese
Atlantic Yacht Sales
Middleton, NJ

"The best class I ever attended, very thorough. I understand Gel Coat better now than ever before"
- Miles Bliss
Rochester Yacht Club
Rochester, NY

"Paul not only taught me a better way of accomplishing the repairs, he gave me the confidence that the techniques were repeatable in a real world setting. I cannot say enough wonderful things concerning the experience that I had while there".

- Eric Flinchum
Senior Composite Technician
Marion Manor
Fiberglass Div.