United States Power Squadrons
Where: NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 North Water Street, Port Hadlock
When: 9 Thursdays: starts March 16 and runs through May 4 with May 11 reserved for an extra class day in case it is needed. Time: 7:00-9:00 PM.
How to register: Call Linda Newland, 360-437-9350 or email -- newlan2dL@aol.com
Cost: $89 which includes text.
A discount is offered to family members who will be sharing a textbook. Squadron members’ tuition will be discounted as well.
America's Boating Course
Marine Electrical Class
We are your friends and neighbors living in East Jefferson county who are members of an organization which encourages and promotes safe, skilled handling and navigation of sail and power boats. We are a local unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, a voluntary, non-profit fraternal boating organization that has the objectives of education and civic service. We end up being life-long friends enjoying the wonders of Puget Sound together.
Safe and fun water sports start with solid basics about water craft operation and safety both on and off of the water. We offer America's Boating Course, seminars, training for the beginning through the advanced mariner.
PTYC Port Townsend Yacht Club
PLF&R Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue
PTBH Port Townsend Boat Haven
NWMC Northwest Maritime Center, PT
NWSWBB NW School of Boat Building
Why: To be safe on the water.
To qualify you for your WA State Boater’s Card. It is now required for anyone born after January 1, 1955 who will be operating a 15+ horsepower engine. It is also a good idea to carry this card if you plan to travel by boat into Canada as they require proof of a boat operator’s competency, and this certificate meets Canada’s requirement. Some boating insurance companies offer reduced premiums to cardholders as well. Receive the added benefit of the option of a 6-month trial membership to the US Power Squadron after taking this class.
Come for the Boating Education...Stay for the Friends℠
United States Power Squadrons
What: America’s Boating Course (ABC) is a national boating safety course.
Topics cover both sail and power and include navigational rules, anchoring, handling emergencies, using a VHF radio, trailering, operating a personal watercraft including kayaks and also provides a list of required equipment.
Where: NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, 42 Water Street, Port Hadlock
When: 3 Thursdays: February 16, 23 and March 2, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 PM
How to Register: Contact Linda Newland, 360-437-9350, Newlan2DL@aol.com
Cost: $45, which includes text.
Additional family member’s discount is $19 if you share a textbook
Course Description: Defines electricity, discusses hands-on boat wiring, and explains DC and AC electrical systems and galvanic and stray current corrosion, outlines lightning protection guidelines, and the final classroom session will describe troubleshooting boat electrical problems. The class will also include detailed instructions on how to: 1) use a multi-meter, 2) solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and 3) read electrical wiring diagrams. This course is designed for boat owners to learn how to properly maintain their boat’s electrical systems.