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Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron

Marine Electrical Sytems Class

Point Wilson Sail and Power Squadron

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Great Education

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.

  • 10/17//2019 Marine Electrical Systems 5
    6:30pm - 8:30 Port Ludlow YC
  • 10/24//2019 Marine Electrical Systems 6
    6:30pm - 8:30 Port Ludlow YC
  • 10/31//2019 Marine Electrical Systems 7
    6:30pm - 8:30 Port Ludlow YC
  • 11/7//2019 Marine Electrical Systems 8
    6:30pm - 8:30 Port Ludlow YC
  • 11/14//2019 Marine Electrical Systems 9
    6:30pm - 8:30 Port Ludlow YC
  • 11/19/2019 Squadron Meeting (PTYC)5:30 Potluck and Socialize
    7:00 Program
  • 12/17/2019 Christmas Party (PTYC)
    5:30 Potluck and Socialize
  • 01/21/2020 Squadron Meeting (PTYC)
    5:30 Potluck and Socialize
    7:00 Program
  • 02/18/2020 Squadron Meeting (PTYC)
    5:30 Potluck and Socialize
    7:00 Program
  • 03/24/2020 Squadron Meeting (PTYC)
    5:30 Potluck and Socialize
    7:00 Program

Staying because of Friends

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.

Marine Electrical Systems is a United States Power Squadron course presented in seven chapters that starts with an explanation of what electricity is, followed by discussions on boat electrical wiring, DC and AC electrical systems, galvanic and stray current corrosion, lightning protection, and ends with troubleshooting of boat electrical problems.


The course includes detailed instructions and hands-on use of a multimeter, how to solder and crimp electrical wiring circuits, and how to read electrical wiring diagrams. This course can be used as a reference guide for anyone interested in properly maintaining their boat electrical system and/or effectively communicating with marine technicians.
• Class 1 - Introduction, Chapter 1: Properties of Electricity
• Class 2 - Chapter 2: Boat Electrical Wiring Practices
• Class 3 - Chapter 3: Direct Current Power
• Class 4 - Chapter 4: Alternating Current Power
• Class 5 - Chapter 5: Galvanic and Stray Current Corrosion
• Class 6 - Chapter 6: Lightning Protection
• Class 7 - Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Part 1; on-the-boat (students’ or instructor’s)
• Class 8 - Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Part 2
• Class 9 - Review and (optional) Examination
The class will be held at the Port Ludlow Yacht Club Wreck Room, 55 Heron Road, Port Ludlow, Washington 98365:
• Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
• September 12 through November 14th, 2019 (except for September 26th).
• Cost of the course (including student manual) is $50; manuals may be shared with a family member who pays an additional $15.

Contact Rob Hamilton for more information or to reserve your spot(s); course materials will be available approximately one week
before the first class.
rob.hamilton@yahoo.com or at (360)-344-8001.

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

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