Electrical Systems Investigations

Electrical Systems Investigations For the Beginner, Dec. 9

Electrical Systems Investigations for the Beginner with Jen Haaland Dec. 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $45 Register here. Cruisers college will help you better understand your vessel’s electrical systems. There is plenty of information every boat owner should know about these critical systems, whether they are doing routine inspections, battery monitoring, or simply trying…

Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation, Nov. 5

Marine Electrical Troubleshooting, Design & Installation with Mike Beemer Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $149 Register here. 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…

Carved Boardwalk Planks Being Replaced at Hot Springs Cove BC

In the fall of 2018, BC Provincial Parks will begin a project to replace and widen the failing boardwalk at Hot Springs Cove. Located on the West side of Vancouver Island, this remote park site was originally accessible only by boat. Today, a number of Tofino based tour operators bring large numbers of visitors to…

Women's Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show.

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show

Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show Women’s Day at the Vancouver International Boat Show is Sunday, January 21, 2018. Women’s Day includes a full day of boating seminars and guest speakers designed to educate and inspire. There are lots of topics to choose from ranging from basic electrical, emergency procedures, docking, anchoring, weather, boat insurance…

2-Day Marine Weather Course, Nov. 4 & 5

2-Day Marine Weather Course with Lee Chesneau Saturday and Sunday, November 4 & 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $195 Register here. This 2-day course is designed for the vast range of seafarers from the inexperienced recreational sailboat cruisers and experienced racers, to power boaters, to commercial fishermen/women & seasoned professional mariners that operate their…

Deep Cove Public Wharf and North Shore Marina.

Day Tripping to British Columbia’s Deep Cove in Indian Arm

The Creek Marina (formerly Mosquito Creek Marina) in North Vancouver served us well as a base of operations for a planned day-trip to Indian Arm. A local’s favorite cruising ground, Indian Arm is one of the most scenic areas in Greater Vancouver. The Coast Range Mountains rise 5,000 feet over the inlet. From Vancouver Harbour,…

Outboard Motor Service

Cruisers College – Outboard Motor Service, Repair and Maintenance, Oct. 15

Cruisers College Outboard Motor Service, Repair, and Maintenance, Oct. 15 with Matt Mardesich October 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45 Register here. Matt Mardesich will take you through the ins and outs of your outboard engine during this 3-hour class. Nearly every cruising boat has an outboard powered dinghy. These motors have been around for…

Cruisers College – Marine Communications, Oct. 15

Cruisers College Marine Communications, Oct. 15 with Terry Sparks October 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45 Register here. Marine communications are more than just talking on your Marine VHF radio. There are methods for long range marine communications and short range marine communications. This course will also discuss Internet and weather communications methods. Most importantly…

Single Side Band Radio

Cruisers College – Single Side Band Radios: ICOM M802 Operation, Oct. 15

 Cruisers College Single Side Band Radios: ICOM M802 Operation, Oct. 15 with Terry Sparks October 15, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $45 Register here. High-Frequency Single Side band (HF SSB) is an excellent tool for anyone heading out of the United States or especially for off shore cruising. With HF SSB you can make long range…

Solar Power

Cruisers College – Solar Power & Refrigeration, Oct. 14

Cruisers College Solar Power & Refrigeration with Woody Wentworth October 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $45 Register here. Cruiser College offers this combination course taught by an experienced offshore cruiser and local refrigeration/HVAC specialist, Woody Wentworth. We all love our creature comforts and nothing transforms a boat from a ‘weekend camper’ to an extended ‘comfy…

Cruiser’s College Seminars in October and November

Have you seen our lineup of upcoming Cruisers College seminars in October and November? Cruisers College Seminars October 2017 10/14 Understanding Northwest Weather from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. $45 See details and register HERE. 10/14 Solar Energy & Marine Refrigeration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $45 See details and register HERE. 10/15 Outboard Motor Service, Repair, and…