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October 2018

Single Side Band Radios: ICOM M802 Operation

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Instructor: Terry Sparks Description High Frequency Single Side band (HF SSB)is an excellent tool for anyone heading out of the United States or especially for off shore cruising. With HF SSB you can make long range radio calls, make marine phone calls, send and receive emails, get weather faxes, obtain Grib files, and even obtain Satellite pictures of the weather for your area. While an initial look at the M802 may seem complex when comparing the radio to a typical…

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November 2018

D.I.Y Diesel Engine Maintenance & Troubleshooting with Matt Mardesich

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$149

Cruisers College will offer an all day course about your diesel propulsion engine. Having your Diesel engine fail while underway can ruin your day. Worse, it could put you and your crew in a dangerous position. In general, marine diesel engines are incredibly reliable. They seem just to need, air, fuel, and water for cooling. You could add electrical power for starting, and you have covered the range of needs for a diesel engine. Most engine problems are due to…

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Creative Solutions to a Bad Day at Sea by Art Hebert

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45.00

Going on any passage can be the most satisfying and wonderful experience you may have on your boat, but every now and then bad things happen. Every cruiser faces some level of the “what if” that’s in the back of your head as you embark on a voyage. This course is designed to help you understand what things typically can happen and how to deal with them in a safe, and often critical timeline. We teamed up with many experts…

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Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design, & Installations with M. Beemer

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$149

Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing improvements themselves, paying a professional for upgrades, or simply trying to understand the system on your boat and “Keep it Alive”. Sample list of topics covered: How an electrical system works How to monitor electrical systems Early warning signs of trouble How to use a multimeter for…

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December 2018

Upgrading your sailboat for simplicity and performance: Rigging & Maintenance

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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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