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Part II of the "In Preparation for Cruising" series will cover troubleshooting electrical and electronics systems. It will also provide details on energy planning as well as jury rigging, and repairing while on the water once you have decided on your electronics systems, along with the battery options and methods of producing that electrical power cruisers need to keep on cruising! Instructor Jeff Cote is a systems design engineer and is Western Canada's only NMEA instructor.

When: Sunday, January 13, 2019
1000h - 1630h
Where: Calgary Central Library, Room 0-13
800-3 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta  T2G 2E7
Presenter: Jeff Cote
Contact: Steven Colleaux

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In Preparation for Cruising: Part II

Troubleshooting Electronics & Electrical Systems

with Jeff Cote, Pacific Yacht Systems Inc.


Sunday, January 13, 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Calgary Central Library, Room 0-13


Are you familiar with the major components of your boat? Join Jeff Cote, an ABYC trained and NMEA certified marine technician, as he reveals the best way to trouble-shoot electrical and electronic problems aboard your boat. This course is intended for any cruising boater, not just the skipper, who wnts to learn more about electronics and electrical systems in the boating environment:

"In order to get to the bottom of a system malfunction, first understand how something works.

Start at the beginning and chase the problem one step at a time.

For each component, know the what they need and what they provide

Learn how to determine if the component is receiving power.  Is it connected to a breaker?  Is it simply a blown fuse?"

Learn the troubleshooting techniques to become self-reliant on your boat.


An interest in electronics and electrical power on your boat!
Optional p
re-course: Consider registering separately for Learn About Your Yacht's Electrical System, Part I of the In Preparation for Cruising series offered by Jeff on Saturday, January 12.


Jeff Cote, Pacific Yacht Systems
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.


Maximum Class Size:

40 participants



Calgary, Central Library, Room 0-13



To be included



BCA Members - $80

Non-members - $110



There is a $15 processing fee in the event of participant cancellation.

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