Contemporary Propeller Performance and Sizing Calculations

Mark your calendars for January 21st 2005!!

Join us on January 21st for a special two-part seminar - Contemporary Propeller Performance and Sizing Calculations - from HydroComp, the industry's source for speed & power software and services for 20 years. The seminar this year, will be held in Naples, Florida on January 21-22, 2005. Click here to register for the seminar.

Seminar tracks

We are offering this series in two configurations, to accommodate differing needs and levels of interest. You can sign up for one of these tracks:

1. One day track - "Finding the Right Propeller" (Fri Jan 21, $295 per person) - This is where marine professionals can reacquaint themselves with the principles of marine propulsion for inboard propellers on all boat types, from large work boats to smaller "go-fast" boats.

Topics include: Basic propulsion relationships; Understanding propeller performance; Cavitation; Hull, engine & speed prediction; Choosing a proper propeller style; Achieving a successful propeller sizing. A "keynote discussion" will finish the day with industry representatives. Suitable for everyone with an interest in inboard propeller propulsion, including boat owners and builders, propeller dealers and manufacturers, engine and gear companies.

2. Two day track - "Propeller Sizing with PropExpert" (Fri & Sat Jan 21-22, $595 per person) - This includes the Finding the Right Propeller seminar and adds a day devoted to the successful use of HydroComp's PropExpert propeller sizing software.

Topics include: Introduction to PropExpert 2005; Propeller sizing strategies; Speed prediction; Analyzing performance; Incorporating sea trial data; Customizing PropExpert; Case studies: motor yacht, repowering, sport fish boat, special types; Participant examples. Suitable for everyone whose job requires them to perform propeller sizing calculations. This is a PropExpert training seminar, but you do not need to have a PropExpert license to attend.

One very popular part of HydroComp's software training days is the ability to bring your own projects to review with other participants. Past propeller seminars have been attended by a broad cross section of the marine industry, with active discussions extending beyond the close of the day's events. The number of participants for all HydroComp Training Seminars is limited to insure personal attention, please register today.

About the presenter

The seminar is conducted by Don MacPherson, HydroComp's Technical Director. A frequent speaker to conferences, technical societies and trade groups, Don makes the "black art" of propellers accessible to everyone. A graduate of Webb Institute and author of many noted journal articles and technical papers, Don is also the Instructor of Naval Architecture in the Ocean Engineering Department of the University of New Hampshire.

Seminar location

The seminar will take place January 21-22 at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Naples Florida. For reservations or details, call (239)593-8733. The hotel overlooks the Cocohatchee River and is only a mile away from the Gulf Coast beaches. A block of rooms, each with a separate sitting area and refrigerators, is being held under the “HYDROCOMP” name, at a special rate of $139 per night plus tax. This room block will expire on December 22, 2004. The closest airport is Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. Continental breakfast and lunch is provided each day.

To register

To register, please click here to open the registration page. Then print it, fill it in and fax it to us at 603-868-3366.

If you are interested in learning about our seminar sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at (603)868-3344 or email your inquiry to

We hope to see you in sunny Naples.

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