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March 2017

Electronics: Installations, Testing, and Common Mistakes

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Spend the morning with Michael Beemer, the Skagit Valley College marine electronics instructor, learning about marine electronics. You will get an introduction to National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) installation standards, how to test new and current equipment, and common mistakes to avoid. Topics covered will include NMEA 0183 / NMEA 2000 / NMEA One-Net Data protocol, Antenna installation guidelines, VHF & AIS Installation & Testing, Installations Guidelines: Radar, Autopilot, Chart Plotters, Digital switching introduction and Electronics troubleshooting. Instructor: Mike Beemer Register…

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April 2017

Intensive 3-Day Marine Weather Course

April 3 @ 9:00 am - April 5 @ 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$295

This course will integrate interactive lecture & hands on exercises over the intensive 3-day period beginning with the 101 building blocks of weather basics (necessary because of the nature of a physical science that is 100 percent knowledge based), then moving onto the diverse core of marine oriented weather products from graphics, alpha-numeric text, to voice broadcasts. There is the need to view different scales of weather from global to local, where in between is the more dominate synoptic scale…

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DIY Diesel Engine Training

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$150

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 fuel issues or keeping the engine cool. Using the Marine Tech Centers diesel…

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A Woman’s Perspective: 101 Practical Tips for Safe & Fun Cruising

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$95

Part 1: Learn How to Navigate – Using the Tablet Program “Navionics” As Your Learning Device The most popular tablet navigation app among recreational boaters is “Navionics”. Download it to your iPad or Android tablet (or smartphone) and bring it with you. We’ll use it to learn about: chart colors and symbols; putting in a route; monitoring your speed and course; finding tide and current information; pin-pointing your boat’s position; and how to tweak the program’s basic settings. You’ll leave with…

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May 2017

Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design, & Installation

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$95

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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