2004 Propeller Seminar - Propellers, PropExpert & PropCad

Mark your calendars for January 16th!!

Join us on January 16th for a special three-part seminar - Propellers, PropExpert & PropCad - from HydroComp, the industry's source for speed & power software & services for 20 years. The seminar, sponsored in part by General Propeller Company of Bradenton, Florida, will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 16-18. Click here to register for the seminar.

Seminar tracks

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

1. One day track - "Finding the Right Propeller" (Fri Jan 16, $295 per person) - This in an introduction to 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; Basic propeller performance; Cavitation; Hull, engine & speed prediction; Selecting the proper propeller style; Achieving a successful propeller sizing. Software requirements: You do not need software for this seminar.

2. Two day track - "Propeller Sizing with PropExpert" (Fri & Sat Jan 16-17, $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 2004; 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. Software requirements: This is a PropExpert training seminar, but you do not need to have a PropExpert license to attend.

3. Three day track - "Propeller Sizing & Design with PropExpert & PropCad" (Fri -Sun Jan 16-18, $895 per person) - This include the two days of the Propeller Sizing with PropExpert seminar and adds a day devoted to the successful use of HydroComp's PropCad propeller CAD modeling software.

Topics include: Introduction to PropCad 2004; Building a new design; Creating drawings, offsets & class reports; Modifying a design for custom geometry; Creating variant designs with "templates"; Library propellers; Other Builder parameters; Cupping and camber; Integration with CAD/CAM software; "Scan Converter" utility tool; Introduction to Rhino for additional 3D modeling. Software requirements: This is a PropCad training seminar, but you do not need to have a PropCad 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. Discounts are available for additional participants from the same company. The number of participants for all HydroComp Training Seminars is limited to insure personal attention, so please do not delay to register.

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 16-18 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Hotel (for reservations or details, call 727-894-5000 or visit www.stpetehilton.com). The hotel is a convenient 25 miles from the Tampa International Airport. A block of rooms is being held at a special rate of $109 per night plus tax. Ask for the HydroComp/General Propeller meeting special rate. Continental breakfast and lunch is provided each day.

We want to thank General Propeller Company of Bradenton, Florida for their assistance in hosting this event. For more information about General Propeller Company, please visit www.GeneralPropeller.com.

You'll find many things to do in St. Petersburg and nearby Tampa. For more information, visit these pages from the Hilton St. Petersburg web site:

St. Petersburg waterfront - www.stpetehilton.com/waterfront_district/area.html

Tampa - www.stpetehilton.com/waterfront_district/tampabay.html

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.

For additional information or assistance, please contact Stephanie McArdle at 603-868-3344 or sm@hydrocompinc.com.

We hope to see you in sunny St. Petersburg.

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