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March 2019

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

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$149
Cruiser's College's Diesel Engine Maintenance Class with Matt Mardesich

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. They seem just to need, air, fuel, and water for cooling. You could add electrical power for starting, and you have covered the range of needs for a diesel engine. Most engine problems are due to…

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Starting the Trek North: Nanaimo through Cape Caution by Greg & Lori Bernard

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

The area between Nanaimo and the northern tip of Vancouver Island is a large and amazing area that includes two major cruising destinations: Desolation Sound and “The Broughtons”. In addition, Northern Georgia Strait, the Discovery Islands, and Queen Charlotte Strait are also worthy destinations in and of themselves, and with some effort, can reward the adventurous boater with quiet and solitude that is hard to find in the two more popular areas. All of the areas boast a variety of…

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Getting on the Outside: The West Coast of Vancouver Island by Greg & Lori Bernard

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

The West Coast of Vancouver Island offers some of the wildest, most remote cruising that the West Coast of BC has to offer. For sailors, it also offers 350 miles of potential downwind ocean sailing in short, manageable sections. For many Pacific Northwest sailors, this trip is serves as preparation for offshore sailing adventures. It also offers many miles of secluded, sheltered inlets and fiords, with many excellent anchorages, fine sandy beaches, small coastal villages, great fishing and abundant wildlife.…

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Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance by Mark Bunzel

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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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Understanding Marine Systems: Propane/Fire Suppression/Water-makers by: Michael Beemer

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Results from survey information indicated many Cruisers College participants wanted more systems type courses. Most modern cruising vessels will have many systems aboard requiring inspection, care, and maintenance. Spend some time with ABYC Master Technician and systems instructor Michael Beemer who isn’t selling anything and will answer your questions from his 25+ years cruising in our area. Whether you are upgrading or wanting to inspect and test your existing systems, this course will allow you to understand industry best practices…

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