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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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March 2020

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

March 7 @ 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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Medical for the Pacific Northwest Cruiser with Marykay Pasnick

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$55
Items in medical kit

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

March 8 @ 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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NMEA 2000 Networks: What’s Available & How to D.I.Y by Michael Beemer

March 8 @ 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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DIY Electrical: Learn to troubleshoot & wire like a pro by Michael Beemer

March 8 @ 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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Mahina Offshore Cruising Workshop featuring John & Amanda Neal and others

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$329 – $559

This two-day workshop combines the Mahina Offshore Cruising Seminar (174 presented since 1976 to 11,000 sailors) with Skagit Valley College’s Cruisers College top hands-on classes including marine diesel engines and systems, marine electrical systems, plus sail repair, canvas making, sewing and line splicing. Included in the seminar cost of $329 per single or $559 per couple is one copy of the Offshore Cruising Companion, the 260-page textbook which retails for $60. Register via EventBrite   7:45 Registration 8:30 Introduction 9:00…

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April 2020

Cruise to Desolation Sound and the Broughtons Seminar

April 18 @ 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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