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December 2018

Pacific Northwest Heating Solutions with Woody Wentworth

December 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45
Cruiser's College Heating Solutions on a boat

Discover the secret of year-round cruising comfort - warm cabins and hot water in November! Get rid of the damp cushions and moldy Musto's by adding heat and circulation - the most desired upgrade to a Pacific Northwest cruising boat. If properly sized, installed and maintained a heating system should allow you four season cruising in our Pacific Northwest. Sample of topics covered: Pro's and Cons of Different fuels and heating systems Dealing with moisture on-board your boat Sizing, designing…

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Using New Technology for Navigation & Cruising

December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45
Cruiser's College Class New Technology for Navigation

Instructor: Mark Bunzel During the last two years, we have seen new marine electronics take a quantum leap in offering new capabilities often at reasonable prices. Apps like Navionics are offering new chart plotting options on iPads and tablets and many will integrate with your chart plotter. Digital color radar has taken a huge leap and is now worth considering as an upgrade, and the costs are not bad. Class B AIS can let others know where your vessel is…

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January 2019

Cruising Outside Vancouver Island with: Leonard and Lorena Landon

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45
Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island offers fantastic cruising with a wide variety of scenery, anchorages, and activities. While circumnavigating the entire Island is satisfying, it’s not necessary to enjoy the “best half” of West Vancouver Island. You can enjoy a fun and exciting trip, out and back, within easy reach of metropolitan Vancouver, Victoria, or Seattle. Taking advantage of a weather window, it’s a quick trip out the Strait of Juan de Fuca and up the west side to the many protected inlets…

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Medical for the Pacific Northwest Cruiser with Marykay Pasnick

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

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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Overboard Recovery On A Power Boat: Using A Lifesling with Linda Lewis

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45
Cruiser's College Instruction on Powerboat Hoisting by Linda Lewis

The Lifesling was developed for sailboats, but with some inventive rigging it is also extremely useful on power boats. The biggest challenges are finding a good location for the Lifesling and, most importantly, figuring out how to rig the 5:1 Block and Tackle connection-point that is high enough and strong enough. Capt. Linda Lewis teaches Lifesling recovery on power boats and has photos of multiple approaches to the rigging challenges power boaters face. The classroom portion of the course includes…

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