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May 2019

Using New Technology for Navigation & Cruising w/ Mark Bunzel

May 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$50.00
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This course will explore many new technologies in the marine marketplace during this 3 hour course. During the last five years there have been amazing advances in new technology for use on a boat. Waggoner Cruising Guide Editor Mark Bunzel will describe, demonstrate and show the full range of devices and the low-cost apps now available. He will show you new systems you can add to your boat and contrast how you may want to choose. You can create an…

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Engine Room Investigations, with Jen Haaland

May 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$50
Cruiser's College Instructor Jen Haaland teaches Engine Room Investigations

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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Taking care of the fiberglass boat with Jeff Paxson

May 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$50
Cruiser's College Instructor Jeff Paxson teaches How to Care for a Fiberglass Boat

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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Electrical Systems Investigations, with Jen Haaland

May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$50
Cruiser's College Instructor Jenn Haaland teaches Electrical Systems

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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January 2020

Basic Marine Diesel Troubleshooting for Women with Margaret Pommert

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$149.00

If you’re a women power cruiser, you always rely on your engine. Even women cruising sailors often rely on “auxiliary” marine diesel engines when wind dies, batteries need charging, or for docking. Fortunately, these engines are generally very reliable. But what about when they’re not?????   Register Via EventBrite

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Understanding Marine Systems: A complete overview by Michael Beemer

January 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$129

Most modern cruising vessels have many systems aboard that we enjoy, but they require inspection, care, and maintenance. Spend a day with ABYC Master Technician and Skagit Valley Colleges systems instructor Michael Beemer. Register via EventBrite

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February 2020

Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska – a 2-day seminar

February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$225 – $395

Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska Seminar Instructors: Mark Bunzel, Mike Beemer, Lynette Brower, Leonard and Lorena Landon This two-day seminar covers all the information you need to cruise to Southeast Alaska, including exploring Northern British Columbia, Haida Gwaii, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Topics include routes to and from Southeast Alaska, customs clearances, weather and tidal challenges, favorite destinations, permit processes for protected areas, getting parts and crew delivered to remote areas, and much more. Register Via…

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March 2020

Medical for the Pacific Northwest Cruiser with Marykay Pasnick

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$55
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Last year one of the most requested courses at Cruisers College was medical at sea. Medical concerns are always a topic of interest to Pacific Northwest cruisers because we like remote cruising, racing, hiking, and adventures on our vessels. There are always risks when cruising, but being prepared and knowing what to do in an a medical emergency is essential for every mariner. This course covers many topics, a few highlights Assessing injuries, being the nurse Temporary splints/broken bones Head…

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NMEA 2000 Networks: What’s Available & How to D.I.Y by Michael Beemer

March 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$55.00

Cruisers college will help you with the fundamentals of data, communications, and electronics during this 3 hour course. 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. In the lab we will have working NMEA 2000 systems & build one from scratch..... Register Via EventBrite

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April 2020

Cruise to Desolation Sound and the Broughtons Seminar

April 18, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$150 – $250

Spend a day learning about some of the most magical and easily accessible cruising in our area! Longtime experts will teach you about clearing Canadian Customs, navigating through the Gulf Islands, selecting a weather window to cross the Strait of Georgia, where to go in Desolation Sound, how to anchor and stern tie, provision, and much more.   Register via Eventbrite

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