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October 2017

Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Instructor: Matt Mardesich Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of your outboard engine during this 3 hour class. Nearly every cruising boat has an outboard powered dinghy. These motors have been around for a long time and are very dependable if maintained properly. Ethanol in our fuel systems is creating more and more problems for outboard engines. This course will cover the basics for all outboard engines. Sample of topics covered: Oil Changes Fuel care and…

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Single Side Band Radios: ICOM M802 Operation

October 15 @ 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 2017

2-Day Marine Weather with Lee Chesneau

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 5 @ 4:00 pm
$195

This 2-day course is designed for the vast range of seafarers; from the inexperienced recreational sailboat cruisers & experienced racers, to power boaters, to commercial fishermen/women & seasoned professional mariners that operate their vessels from California, the U.S & Canadian Pacific Northwest & even Alaska. After leaving various originating marinas, docks, anchorages, or commercial ports, whether it be an afternoon sail in Shilshole Bay, considered part of the inland waters of western Washington or the coastal waters near Port Grenville…

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D.I.Y Diesel Engine Maintenance & Troubleshooting with Mardesich/Beemer

November 4 @ 8:00 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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Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design, & Installations with M. Beemer

November 5 @ 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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