Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation
with Mike Beemer
Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $149
Cruisers College will take you through the ins and outs of a boat’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing improvements themselves, paying a professional for upgrades, or simply trying to understand the system on your boat and “Keep it Alive.”
A sample list of topics covered:
How an electrical system works
How to monitor electrical systems
Early warning signs of trouble
How to use a multimeter for troubleshooting
Sizing and care of battery banks
Proper wire selection, termination, and tools
Alternative energy such as solar and wind generation
How to make repairs to this critical system on almost every cruising vessel
This one-day course includes new technologies and how they might interface or be a solution for your energy needs. Let’s keep the light’s on!
Michael is a Marine Technology instructor at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Anacortes, WA. He has been instrumental in developing the marine programs for the Academy that bridge both the high school/college programs with the industry needs. In the cruising community, Michael is well known as “The Boat Doctor” who can diagnose and fix almost anything on a vessel. He teaches at Skagit Valley College in the marine systems program, including ABYC certification courses. Mike grew up as the son of a master mechanic. This experience included learning all things mechanical including motorcycles, automobiles, and boats. He has operated his own successful boat repair businesses and has moved into the marine systems consulting field. Michael has presented programs such as Keeping Your Diesel Alive and maintenance courses covering water-making systems, gensets, steering and control systems, marine electrical systems, boat fresh water and gray water plumbing, and fresh water pump systems. Mike’s specialty is the new technology systems now coming online for boats in power generation, water systems and propulsion.
All seminars are held at the NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes.
Address: 1606 R Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221
Take the R Avenue exit off of Highway 20. Proceed North for about 1 mile. The MTC will be on your right noted by the stainless steel sculpture of two joggers (across from The Market grocery store). Make the next right on Seafarers Way, then the next right into the parking lot for the MTC. There are restaurants and motels nearby.