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December 2017

Taking care of the fiberglass boat with Jeff Paxson

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Cruisers College knows if you are a fiberglass boat owner, you know that the cost of maintenance and keeping your vessel looking good is not getting any cheaper. Many boat owners would consider doing some of it themselves, as it can be very rewarding and less expensive. Learn from the experts on how to maintain your fiberglass boat. Local expert Jeff Paxson (Marine Detail Specialists) will give you some tricks of the trade! You will learn how to remove tough…

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Engine Room Investigations, For Women with Jen Haaland

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Cruisers college will help you understand your diesel engine and the equipment you rely on when out exploring on your boat. It’s often overwhelming when trying to figure out all that happens in an engine space, but it’s essential for safe, reliable and enjoyable time on the water.. Marine technicians have the benefit of being in many engine spaces and understanding the many different scenarios that happen below decks. We have a great technician, with lots of experience, that will…

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Pacific Northwest Heating Solutions with Woody Wentworth

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Discover the secret of year-round cruising comfort - warm cabins and hot water in November! Get rid of the damp cushions and moldy Musto's by adding heat and circulation - the most desired upgrade to a Pacific Northwest cruising boat. If properly sized, installed and maintained a heating system should allow you four season cruising in our Pacific Northwest. Sample of topics covered: Pro's and Cons of Different fuels and heating systems Dealing with moisture on-board your boat Sizing, designing…

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Using New Technology for Navigation & Cruising

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Instructor: Mark Bunzel During the last two years, we have seen new marine electronics take a quantum leap in offering new capabilities often at reasonable prices. Apps like Navionics are offering new chart plotting options on iPads and tablets and many will integrate with your chart plotter. Digital color radar has taken a huge leap and is now worth considering as an upgrade, and the costs are not bad. Class B AIS can let others know where your vessel is…

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April 2018

Upgrading your sailboat for simplicity and performance: Rigging & Maintenance

April 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Instructor: Andy Schwenk Every sailor can learn new tips and techniques like reducing friction, ways to ascend the rig, backstay adjusters, top down furling for spinnaker, preventers, offshore gear from drifters to trysails, carbon and synthetic rigging, and trends in gear. This course will cover everything from: mast bases, goosenecks, spreaders, lighting, chainplates, furlers (main, headsail, spinnaker), reefing systems, fairleads, and more! People think sailing is expensive and difficult, it should not be difficult. This course will have three workstations:…

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