Seattle Maritime Academy offering fall classes for recreational boaters

Seattle Central College’s Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard. The Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard is offering a number of fall classes geared towards recreational boaters. If you’re looking to brush up on knot tying, navigation, marine electrics or diesel engine maintenance, you’ll want to check out the course list below. Knots and Line Handling Whether captain […]

Seattle Central College’s Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard.

The Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard is offering a number of fall classes geared towards recreational boaters. If you’re looking to brush up on knot tying, navigation, marine electrics or diesel engine maintenance, you’ll want to check out the course list below.

Knots and Line Handling

Whether captain or crew, there are essential knots and line handling skills that recreational sail and power boaters should know.

Line handling skills are important to docking, transiting the locks, or even ‘Mediterranean mooring’ on your next vacation bareboat charter.

During this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Handle dock lines safely, even under load
  • Store lines so they are always neat and immediately ready to use
  • Throw a line effectively
  • Communicate effectively between the person at the helm and the person handling lines
  • Recognize the appropriate knot to use in various situations
  • Put a line on/off a cleat without stepping off the boat
  • Tie a variety of knots, including: bowline, clove hitch, round turn and two half hitches, stopper knots, reef knot, locking cleat hitch, cow hitch, and rolling hitch

You will take home 2 different pieces of line to be able to practice your new found skills.

  • Instructor: Margaret Pommert
  • When: Thursday | 10/12/17 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Hours: 2
  • Where: Seattle Maritime Academy – Room 215 | 4455 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Fee: $45

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Basic Marine Electric Fundamentals for the Recreational Boater

Learn about basic marine electric and investigate the fundamentals of AC and DC as it relates to recreational boats.

During this hands-on workshop, you’ll:

  • Learn small boat wiring methods and practices
  • Explore troubleshooting and electrical fault prevention
  • Learn about basic DC theory, Series and Parallel circuits, and volt meter operation
  • Get tips on best wiring practices, including wire and circuit protection
  • Learn about circuit breaker and fuse applications
  • Gain insight into battery selection, sizing, and battery chargers
  • Learn about circuit identification, schematics, and troubleshooting

You’ll also receive a list of recommended books and reference materials to continue your learning after the class.

  • Instructor: Al Bruce
  • When: 6 Tuesdays | 10/17/17 – 11/21/17 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Hours: 12
  • Where: Seattle Maritime Academy | 4455 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Fee: $275

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Basic Navigation and Safety

Recreational boating is fun. But as skipper, you’re responsible for keeping your boat and crew safe.

This course will cover the basics of boating navigation and safety, utilizing popular apps, electronic navigation systems, and paper charts.

Learning the basics of boating navigation and safety is easier than you think, and we will guide you toward additional navigation training appropriate to your specific needs.

  • Instructor: Margaret Pommert
  • When: Wednesday | 10/18/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Hours: 3
  • Where: Seattle Maritime Academy – Room 215 | 4455 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Fee: $60

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Introduction to Marine Diesel Engines for the Recreational Boater

We’ll investigate the fundamentals of operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting small diesel propulsion engines for recreational boaters.

During this class, you’ll learn about:

  • Basic diesel and gasoline engine combustion theory
  • Lubrication and cooling systems
  • Alarm and controls
  • Maintenance and trouble shooting

You’ll also receive a list of recommended books and reference materials to continue your learning outside of class.

  • Instructor: Al Bruce
  • When: 6 Wednesdays | 10/18/17 – 11/22/17 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Hours: 18
  • Where: Seattle Maritime Academy | 4455 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Fee: $275

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Knots and Brews

There are essential knots that all recreational sail and power boaters should know.

Learn how to tie knots while sharing local Ballard beer — either Pacific Maritime Brewing or Bad Jimmy’s Intense Ales — at the Seattle Maritime Academy.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Tie a variety of knots, including the bowline, clove hitch, round turn and two half hitches, stopper knots, reef knot, locking cleat hitch, cow hitch, and rolling hitch
  • Recognize the appropriate knot to use in various situations

Light snacks and non-alcohol drinks will also be provided.

You will take home 2 different pieces of line to be able to practice your new found skills!

  • Instructor: Erik Davis
  • When:
    • Session 1: Thursday | 11/16/17 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • Session 2: Thursday | 12/14/17 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Hours: 2
  • Where: Seattle Maritime Academy | 4455 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
  • Fee: $55
  • Note: Students must be 21 or older; picture ID required.

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