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February 2018

Electrical Systems Investigations, For Women with Jen Haaland

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Cruisers college will help you better understand your vessel's electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing routine inspections, battery monitoring, 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 Learn proper use and safety while using a multi-meter Proper tools & basic…

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Engine Room Investigations, For Women with Jen Haaland

February 11 @ 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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March 2018

Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance – Part 2 by Mark Bunzel

March 11 @ 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. This becomes more challenging when there are multiple targets approaching from various directions and speeds in restricted visability. 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. This…

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April 2018

Upgrading your sailboat for simplicity and performance: Rigging & Maintenance

April 6 @ 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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