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Radar seminar at Cruisers College.

Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance

with Mark Bunzel

January 13, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45

Register here.

Radar is one of the most versatile systems of all of the marine electronics on your boat. Most boat owners only know how to use about 10% of the capabilities of their marine radar. The manuals that come with a radar system tell you what the buttons do, but not how to confidently use radar for both collision avoidance and navigation. In addition to learning the basics of radar operation participants will also learn:

  • New digital radar technologies (now available with many new capabilities).
  • How to use your marine radar system while underway.
  • Basic radar tuning and how to set up an older system.
  • How to interpret the screen display and how to correlate it to navigational charts, the surrounding area, and other vessels around you including integrating AIS and full overlay.

With this course, you will have a new appreciation and competency with the radar system on your boat.

Register here.


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.

Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes, Washington.

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