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Wilderness First Aid Class by @remotemedical

Posted on Sun 15 May 2011 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Medical

This weekend Dawn and I took a Wilderness First Aid Class from Remote Medical International (web) (Facebook) (Twitter). The class is oriented towards “wilderness “ which is defined as anywhere more than 1 hour from medical care and the examples in the class were specifically focused on hiking and camping scenarios …


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Seminar in January from Cruising Consultants

Posted on Fri 31 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops

There is a seminar coming up in January 2010 that those of you who plan to head north might want to check out.

Cruising the Inside Passage on the boat you have now

Greg Filipek, owner of the marine outfitting business Cruising Consultants, will discuss different\ outfitting strategies for boating …


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DIY Seacock Installation

Posted on Fri 19 November 2010 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

I’m in the middle of replacing a gate valve on my boat with a proper seacock and thought I’d share this video from Forespar. It does an excellent job of showing step by step what you need to do.


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Rose Point Navigation Coastal Explorer

Posted on Mon 10 May 2010 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Geek, Navigation

Last week I went to a talk on Rose Point Navigation Coastal Explorer (CE) which was hosted by Armchair Sailor here in Seattle, WA. The crowd was about 60 strong and there were a handful of folks in the under 50 crew.

The talk was lead by Jeff Hummel who …


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Tool Swap This Weekend - 24 April

Posted on Fri 23 April 2010 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Gear, Geek

This weekend at the SCCC Wood Construction Center is the Tool Swap. I’ve never been to this, but I figured some of you locally here in Seattle might want to know about. I got a flyer at Crosscut Hardwoods and I noticed one hanging in Stoneway Hardware as well …


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Get your HAM On !

Posted on Tue 12 January 2010 in articles • Tagged with Amateur Radio, Classes and Workshops

If you want to get your Amateur Radio LIcense (AKA HAM Radio). The Mike and Key Club ARC is having their annual electronics show and flea market on 6 March 2010.

To register for exams call 425-788-0452 or email ag7t@arrl.net

To get ready for your exam I recommend …


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So much to learn…. so many tools to buy…

Posted on Tue 17 March 2009 in articles • Tagged with Boat Shows, Classes and Workshops, Destinations - San Francisco, Seattle Maritime Academy

One of the things about making this decision to go cruising is all the cool stuff you get to learn.

Tonight was the last of our Marine Diesel class at the Seattle Maritime Academy. The class was 11 weeks long (roughly) and was about 1/2 rambling lecture and 1 …


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Update on our schooling

Posted on Tue 10 February 2009 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Seattle Maritime Academy

I mentioned before that Dawn and I are taking a Marine Diesel Class and I’m taking a Marine Electrical class at Seattle Maritime Academy. Well there’s only one more day of the electrical class left and we’re about halfway through the diesel class.

The Electrical class has …


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Marine Diesel Engine Maintenance & Operation For Boaters- 7306 CSS 122 3D

Posted on Wed 07 January 2009 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Seattle Maritime Academy, Systems - Engine

That is the title of the class Dawn and I started on Tuesday at the Seattle Maritime Academy which is a department of Seattle Central Community College. We got there at 6pm as the website said, the instructor seemed to be there milling around rummaging through things in the front …


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Boat Math

Posted on Tue 21 October 2008 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Systems - Rigging

NOTE: I have updated this entry with accurate chainplate beam measurements. 

Here’s some hardcore math as an outcome of my time at the Brion Toss Rigging workshop this past weekend. The point of this exercise is to be able to determine the loads and thus the wire sizes needed …


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