Learn To Fix Your Boat

Programs and Pricing


At Mini-Craft University Hands-On Workshops You Will Learn:

  • Cosmetic Gel-Coat Repair and Color Tinting
  • Polyflake Repair
  • General Fiberglass Repair
  • General Fiberglass Fabrication
  • Heavy-Duty Fiberglass Repair
  • Mold Making and Non-Skid Flex-Mold Repair

All Work Shops are by appointment only.

Once booked we will contact you to set up an appointment.

They start from October 2019 – May 2020.

Preregister up to 6 weeks in advance.

Maximum students are 2 per Work Shop.

Daily Schedule – All Classes

8:30 a.m. Class begins

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch

3:15-3:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. End of Day

Workshop Instructor

~ Paul LaCharite ~

Paul has been manufacturing Gel-Coat since 1976. He has also been involved with the application of Gel-Coat at both the OEM and repair yard levels since that time. In 1980, Paul became involved with the Mini-Craft of Florida Gel-Coat Division/quick Tint System, mastering the process of matching and adjusting colors. 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 workshops.

Here’s what your colleagues are saying about the workshops:

“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 best class I have ever attended, very thorough, understand Gel-Coat better now than ever before.”

– Miles Bliss, Rochester Yacht Club | Rochester, 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 | Middletown, NJ

Ask The Professor!


What do I need to purchase to fix my Gel-Coat damages on my boat?

First, you will need to determine the type of damage that the Gel-Coat on your boat has. If it has chips, scratches, and ding, the Gel-Coat Putty Paste will work fine. For worn or thin spots, or heavy scratched area's you will need to respray the damaged areas.

What different types of repair kits do Mini-Craft of Florida Inc. offer for these repairs?

We make the Patch Putty pint repair kit, for the chip, ding, and scratched areas. We offer a good selection of Liquid Gel-Coat spray repair kits. 

Who can fix the damaged Gel-Coat on my Boat?

Some of the minor repairs can be made by you as the boat owner. Should you not want to make these repair yourself, you should look for a Marina or Company that specializes in Gel-Coat repairs using the Mini-Craft McKote Gel-Coat product line to do your boat repairs.

In addition to the Marine Industry, What other industries use the Mini-Craft McKote Gel-Coat Product Line?

We make special Gelkotes for resurfacing Fiberglass Pools, Water Tanks, Motor Cycle Parts, Automotive Car Parts, Golf Cart Parts, and the list goes on. All fiberglass fabrication usually will have a Gel-Coat finish on them that will need some type of Repair's to be done sooner or later.

Learn To Fix Your Boat

Learn the skills you need to fix your own boat or work in the industry.