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October 2021

Managing Power on Board: Balancing Your Energy Needs with Michael Beemer

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$55.00
House battery monitor image. Learn about creating power on your boat

There are many new choices for generating and managing power on your boat – solar cells, fuel cells, high-output alternators and of course – a genset..... Register Via EventBrite  

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DIY Electrical: Learn to troubleshoot & wire like a pro by Michael Beemer

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$55.00

Michael Beemer, a Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Instructor will take you through the ins and outs of your vessel’s electrical systems. This hands on course will teach you how to use your multimeter for trouble-shooting, understand marine wiring, and how to “Keep Your Electrical System Alive”. Every boat owner should understand their electrical systems.....   Register Via EventBrite  

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D.I.Y Diesel Engine Maintenance and Troubleshooting with Matt Mardesich

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$149.00
Working on diesel engine

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..... Register Via EventBrite

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November 2021

New Boaters Course

November 6 @ 9:00 am - November 13 @ 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$149.00
Ranger Tuggs

There are many new choices for generating and managing power on your boat – solar cells, fuel cells, high-output alternators and of course – a genset.....   Register Via EventBrite

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Understanding Weather – Making the Go or No-Go Decision with Mark Bunzel

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$55.00
Weather systems chart showing pressure systems

Changing weather is one of the things most boaters and their crews fear most. Usually it is not deadly, but it can be downright scary when a pleasant day of boating turns ugly. Knowing the basics can help you interpret the weather and make a good go or no-go decision. This course will take you through the basics of how to understand the information available and how to combine it with tide and current information to determine the sea conditions.…

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Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance by Mark Bunzel

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45.00
Cruiser's Collge Radar for Navigation Class

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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December 2021

Anchoring & Docking: Learn How to Safely Moor Your Boat by Beemer & Hebert

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$55
Sailboat dropping anchor.

An essential skill for every mariner is the ability to safely moor their vessel. Picture your vessel anchored in a bay on a beautiful day. The reality of it, though, is often the stress of entering the bay, wondering where to anchor, how much gear to use, and questioning "Will I drag or bump into another vessel during the night". This course will cover all aspects of anchoring from choosing the right gear, proven techniques that work, decision making and…

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Mastering Navionics App to Sharpen Your Navigational Skills with Linda Lewis

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45.00
Linda demonstrating the Navionics App

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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Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance with Matt Mardesich

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$55
Cruisers College Instructor Matt Mardesich teaches Outboard Motor Repair

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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