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This course is 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, and more! Instructor Jeff Cote is a systems design engineer and is Western Canada's only NMEA instructor. This course is the first of a two part series entitled "In Preparation for Cruising" offered by the Calgary Chapter.

When: Saturday, January 12, 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 I

Learn About Your Yacht's Electrical System

with Jeff Cote, Pacific Yacht Systems Inc.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Calgary Central Library, Room 0-13


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 an 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, Pacific Yacht Systems

A systems design engineer (BA Sc.), 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.


Interested in learning more about troubleshooting? 

Consider registering also for Troubleshooting Electronics & Electrical Systems, Part II of the In Preparation for Cruising series offered by Jeff on Sunday, January 13.


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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