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December 2017

Taking care of the fiberglass boat with Jeff Paxson

December 9, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance by Mark Bunzel

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45.00

Radar is one of the most versatile systems of all of the marine electronics on your boat. Most boat owners only know how to use about 10% of the capabilities of their marine radar. The manuals that come with a radar system tell you what the buttons do, but not how to confidently use radar for both collision avoidance and navigation. In addition to learning the basics of radar operation participants will also learn: New digital radar technologies are now…

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Learn How to Navigate the Fun Way – Using the ‘Navionics’ App

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45.00

Using the "Navionics" app makes it easy to learn and practice navigation at home, then carry your work onto the boat as a backup to your on-board electronics. We will do hands-on work in the seminar, learning how to: - understand the meaning of the colors and symbols - plan a trip by entering and naming routes - find tide and current data - including how to use the data - adjust the app's settings - how (and why) to…

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Creative Solutions to a Bad Day at Sea by Art Hebert

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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