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Vancouver 2018 - Cruisers Marine Electrical Basics w/Jeff Cote
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This is a day for boaters who want to start to prepare the electrical systems of their boat for cruising. How will you create, store and use the electrical power you need: whether it be 12v or 110? Batteries, charging, wiring, backups, spares, etc! Jeff Cote is a systems design engineer and is Western Canada's only NMEA instructor.

When: Saturday November 17, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum: TK Gallery Room
1905 Ogden
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6J 1A3
Presenter: Jeff Cote, Pacific Yacht Systems
Contact: Shannon Rae

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In Preparation for Cruising: 

Learn about your yacht's Electrical System

with Jeff Cote of Pacific Yacht Systems Inc.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

10:00 am - 4:30 pm



A systems design engineer (BASc), Jeff is actively involved in the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) and is a member of its Certified Marine Electronics Technician development committee. As Western Canada's only NMEA instructor, he holds a NMEA advanced marine electronic installer certification; he also holds marine electrical certification through the American Boat and Yacht Council. Jeff is a certified installer of Raymarine and Garmin electronics.


We will look at the best options for preparing your boat's electrical systems for cruising!  What do you need to consider for batteries, charging, and power management overall when you are cruising near or far.


The Electrical Building Blocks of Your Boat

Join Jeff Cote, an ABYC trained and NMEA certified marine technician, as he walks you through the major electrical building blocks of your boat.  Understand what each electrical component does, how it interacts with the other systems and ensure that you have them connected properly.  Jeff will answer some of the most common questions.  Do you know if you can isolate your batteries in the case of a electrical fire?  Is  your charger the right size for your battery bank?  Are your batteries properly sized for your boat? Sizing a solar array for your boat. Once you have the basics, learn how to maintain your electrical system properly and safely.




Jeff Cote from Pacific Yacht Systems

And: Jeff will come to your boat and do a comprehensive review of the electrical systems, at a special value to be offered to attendees of this event.


Dates & Times:


Saturday, November 17, 2018                  


10:00 am – 4:30 pm



Maximum Class Size:


35 Participants




TK Gallery Room, Vancouver Maritime Museum

1905 Ogden Street, Vancouver 




There are areas near by (Cornwall & Cypress) to have lunch or you may bring a bag lunch.


Parking: Free!


Please pick up a parking pass when you arrive.


(for approximately $45, If you join as a member of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, you will receive free parking for one year! You will also receive free passes to events and other affiliate museums!)




Bluewater Cruising Members - $65


Non-members $65




There will be a $15.00 Fee if you cancel your registration

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