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HAWAII SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON
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Cruise Planning
Cruise PlanningHave you ever wanted to cruise to new waters and go beyond your local area or to cruise for an extended time of a week or more? This class is designed for power or sail boaters, owned or chartered. You will learn how to prepare for the cruise, provision the boat, plan logistics and keep in touch with home. We will show you what's required outside the US, voyage management, communications, dealing with risks and emergencies.
Our next class will be announced later.
Call for information!  808-291-4338
Engine Maintenance
Engine MaintenanceIn this class we will teach you the basics of engine layout and operations. Gasoline and diesel engines are both covered in this class along with drive, steering, exhaust and cooling systems. Also you will learn how to maintain engines, diagnose and prevent problems and make emergency repairs afloat.
Our next class will be announced later.
Our next class will be announced later. Call now!  808-291-4338
Marine Electrical Systems
Marine Electronic SystemsThis class is the beginning of our three part electrical and electronic series. You will start by leaning about electrical wiring practices and diagrams, direct and alternating current power, galvanic and stray current corrosion, and lighting protection. Trouble shooting and feeling comfortable while preforming even tricky wiring tasks are skills you will acquire after completing this course.
Our next class will be announced later.
Call now! 808-291-4338
Marine Communication Systems
Marine CommunicationsThis is the second class of our three part electrical and electronic series, which explains various shipboard communications systems like VHF marine radio, DCS digital select calling, single sideband radio and satellite.  You will learn how to select install, operate and trouble shoot your communication systems.
Our next class will be announced later.
Call now! 808-291-4338
Marine Electronics
Marine ElectronicsThis class is the last of the three part electrical and electronic series. We will cover all aspects of electronic navigation using GMDSS as a foundation. From a systems perspective we will focus on electronic devices to augment navigation on the water. Topics will include GPS, AIS, RADAR, depth sounders, electronic charting systems and electronic bus structures.
Our next class will be announced later.
 
Call now!  808-291-4338
Sail
SailThis class starts with basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, safety and sail processes and then tackles the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications marlinespike, helmsmanship and handling in difficult sailing conditions, navigation rules and an introduction to heavy weather sailing.
Our next class will be announced later. Call for information! 808-291-4338
Weather
WeatherThis course focuses on how weather systems form, behave, move and interact with one another and reflects the availability of all sorts of weather reports and forecasts on the internet. You will get USPS Weather manual with explanatory text with full color photographs and drawings covering weather in the United States and coastal and inland waters, plus a set of three daily weather maps used for explaining map symbols, reading and analysis and NOAA's Watcher Chart as a reference to assist in identifying cloud types.
Our next class will be announced later.
Call for information! 808-291-4338
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