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VI Victoria 2019 - Electrical Skills for Cruisers

Interested in electricity and electronics in the boating environment? Learn about safety, skills, and theory to help troubleshoot and fix common electrical problems with hands-on exercises to reinforce learning and improve your skills. Bjarne Hansen is a very knowledgeable, approachable, and easy-to-understand instructor.

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Where: Sidney Library, Nel Horth Room
10091 Resthaven Dr
Sidney, British Columbia  V8L 3G3
Presenter: Bjarne Hansen
Contact: Trina Holt or Lionel Dobson

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Course Information:

This course is intended for any cruising member, not just the skipper, who wants to learn more about electricity and electronics in the boating environment.  Instructor Bjarne Hansen will focus on safety, skills and theory to help you troubleshoot and fix common electrical problems on your boat. A non-intimidating lecture with lots of examples will be followed by practical exercises to help reinforce the materials and improve skills.

·     definitions

·     safety

·     equipment 

·     theory 

·     troubleshooting 

·     specific applications 

·     physical skills

·     wiring diagrams and labelling 

·     power budget 

·     energy generation and storage 

·     supplies and resources

·     jury-rigging / field repairs 

Prerequisites and Materials: An interest in electricity and boats.  Some practical exercises will employ basic tools that you can purchase prior to the course, or you may already have; a list of these will be provided before the course. A limited number of loaner tools will be available. 

About the Instructor: Bjarne Hansen trained as an electrical engineer and early in his career worked with radar, radio, and other airfield equipment in the RCAF. More recently, he has been designing medical equipment at a local engineering firm. A BCA member since 2003, Bjarne cruised the South Pacific for two years and currently spends winters sailing with Barb in the Golfo de California, Mexico. 

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 0930h-1430h

Where: Sidney Library, 10091 Resthaven Dr, Sidney, BC, Nel Horth Room, V8L 3G3


BCA Members: $70

Non-members: $110

Maximum Class Size: 16 participants

Lunch: Bring your own lunch. There will not be enough time during the break to get lunch in town.

Contact: Trina Holt or Lionel Dobson

Cancellation: A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.

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