Cruiser’s College ready for fall classes in Anacortes

The Cruiser’s College in Anacortes is at it again, this time with a fall lineup of classes sure to entice mariners into learning more about their boat’s systems and much more.   Launched in 2016 with the goal of providing mariners with high quality, useful marine courses at a reasonable price, Cruiser’s College’s aim is to create safer […]

The Cruiser’s College in Anacortes is at it again, this time with a fall lineup of classes sure to entice mariners into learning more about their boat’s systems and much more.

 

Launched in 2016 with the goal of providing mariners with high quality, useful marine courses at a reasonable price, Cruiser’s College’s aim is to create safer and more self-sufficient boaters who have the skills to confidently repair and upgrade their vessels. All of the college’s classes are held in a first class marine training facility that allows instructors to  provide demonstrations and hands-on activities for students.

Similar to Skagit Valley College’s (SVC) technical program — which provides training for new technicians and has great material for boat owners but requires 12 weeks per course — Cruiser’s College brings in expert staff to teach eager students. And the courses are taught at SVC’s Marine Technology Center in Anacortes on the weekends so visitors can have time to come from out of town by boat or car to participate.

Their extensive slate of upcoming classes in October, November and December includes (click on class title to find out more and sign up):

Understanding the Weather in the Pacific Northwest

October 14 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Solar Power & Refrigeration

October 14 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Marine Communications (VHF radio use)

October 15 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance

October 15 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Single Side Band Radios: ICOM M802 Operation

October 15 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2-Day Marine Weather with Lee Chesneau
November 4 at 8:00 a.m. – November 5 @ 4:00 p.m.
D.I.Y Diesel Engine Maintenance and Troubleshooting with Mardesich/Beemer
November 4 at 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design, & Installations with M. Beemer
November 5 at 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Electrical Systems Investigations For Women with Jen Haaland
December 9 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sailboat Rigging & Maintenance with Andy Schwenk
December 9 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Taking care of the fiberglass boat with Jeff Paxson
December 9 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Engine Room Investigations For Women with Jen Haaland
December 9 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pacific Northwest Heating Solutions with Woody Wentworth
December 10 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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