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Pacific Northwest Heating Solutions with Mike Reese

October 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cruiser's College Heating Solutions on a boat

Discover the secret of year-round cruising comfort – warm cabins and hot water in November! Get rid of the damp cushions and moldy Musto’s by adding heat and circulation – the most desired upgrade to a Pacific Northwest cruising boat. If properly sized, installed and maintained a heating system should allow you four season cruising in our Pacific Northwest.

Sample of topics covered:

  • Pro’s and Cons of Different fuels and heating systems
  • Dealing with moisture on-board your boat
  • Sizing, designing and selecting your heater
  • Maintenance for your heating system
  • Cost analysis
  • Things to consider for upgrading/adding heat to your vessel

After this 3 hours course, you will understand how to improve, upgrade and maintain your heating system which will keep you nice and warm all season.

Instructor Bio

Mike is a life-long boater and 30-year veteran of the marine industry. His passion for sailing and powerboating has inspired him to learn as much about boats and marine systems as possible. Mike is a professionally trained Marine Surveyor and Marine Canvas Fabricator. He has seven ABYC Certifications, including Marine Electrical, Corrosion, Systems, Diesel Engines, AC/Refrigeration, and more. In previous roles, Mike has managed sailboat rigging shops and installed & serviced marine systems. He has also worked for many of the industry’s premier manufacturers and suppliers of heating systems, marine hardware, running gear components, and propellers. When not helping his clients, Mike and his wife Linda can be found cruising in Northwest waters on their 40-foot trawler or racing around the buoys on their 30-foot sailboat.

Mike loves sharing his knowledge and passion for boats and hopes to see you soon at one of our many training events.

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October 14, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Marine Technology Center
1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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