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May 2019

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

May 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$50.00
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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Anchoring & Docking: Learn How to Safely Moor Your Boat by Beemer & Hebert

May 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$50
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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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
Elliot Bay to Port Towsend navigation image

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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Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance

May 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$50
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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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - February 23 @ 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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