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America's Boating Course

$70

with U.S. Power Squadron

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Learn the basics of boating: trailering, rules of the road, navigational lights and buoys, and the use of compass for bearings. This course meets the requirements of most states for a recreational boating license. Taught by United States Power Squadron certified instructors. Cost for couples sharing materials is $95; call Merrymeeting for your discount. No other discounts.

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Marine Electrical Systems

$125

with U.S. Power Squadron

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE TO BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL

This course covers the wiring of your boat, including boat electrical wiring practices and diagrams, direct and alternating current power, galvanic and stray current corrosion, and lightning protection. Troubleshooting is emphasized, so students should feel comfortable performing even tricky wiring tasks after passing this course. Power Squadron members please call Merrymeeting for your discounted rate of $90. No other discounts

Marine Engine Maintenance

$125

with U.S. Power Squadron

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks
Developed by the US Power Squadron, the Engine Maintenance course stresses the diagnosis of modern systems in a way that reinforces the common aspects of how engines work while also teaching the basics of engine layout and operation. Covered are the basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellers), steering systems, engine controls and gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines. The EM course covers repairs that do-it-yourselfers can perform, teaches how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with yoru mechanic so the right repairs get performed. Also taught are solutions you might use to emergency problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Power Squadron members, please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for your discount rate of $90. No other discounts available.

Advanced Marine Navigation

$125

with U.S. Power Squadron

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

DATE CHANGE FROM CATALOG TO 3/5 THURSDAYS AND LOCATION CHANGE TO BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL

This course builds on the base developed in Marine Navigation, and includes practical use of additional electronic navigation systems and other advanced techniques for finding position. Among topics covered are finding position using bearings and angles; collision avoidance using GPS and radar; what to do when electronics fail; tides, currents and wind and their effect on piloting; and electronic navigation. Navigation tools, if needed may be purchased from the instructor. Prerequisite: Marine Navigation (Piloting) recommended, or a knowledge of basic navigation skills. Power Squadron members, call Merrymeeting for your discounted rate of $90. No other discount.

Marine Navigation (Piloting)

$125

with U.S. Power Squadron

Calendar Mar 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This course is the first of the navigational classes focusing on techniques for piloting a boat in coastal and inland conditions. The course emphasizes planning and checking, along with the use of GPS for determining position, and introduces digital charting along with traditional charting, compass and dead reckoning skills. Piloting, labeling, use of the compass, aids to navigation and a host of related topics are included in this approach to coastal and inland piloting. Navigation tools are required and available for purchase from the instructor if needed. Power Squadron members, call Merrymeeting for your discounted rate of $90. No other discounts.

Private Pilot Ground School

$395
Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 12 weeks

American Classic Flying Club at the Brunswick Executive Airport is offering a private pilot ground school with the goal of providing the student with the required knowledge to pass the FAA written Private Pilot exam. This is a major step toward becoming a private pilot. You will be taught aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight controls, weather, navigation, FAA regulations, airspace, control tower operations and much more. The class is designed to be engaging, interactive and fun and will be conducted by certified flight instructors from the flying club. You may also begin your flight training at any time with our instructors and aircraft for an additional cost. All are welcome, if you have an interest in aviation this is the class for you. No prior aviation knowledge is required. Price includes books, E6B manual flight computer, plotter.

Maine Driving Dynamics, Session II

$40

with Ron Jack

Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Driving Dynamics offers drivers the opportunity to improve their defensive driving abilities. This 5-hour course includes collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine’s highways. The course is taught by a certified Maine Driving Dynamics instructor. Those completing the course receive a 3-point credit on their driving record. Must attend both evenings. Those ages 15 to 64 pay $40 and those 65-plus pay $25. For discount, please call 729-7323 or 443-8255 to register.

Captain Information Night Session II

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a USCG Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an OUPV Captain license and a Master 100GT license, and what is required for each? This informational session will answer these questions and others you may have about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods of completing the course requirements (classroom, blended, or online), and the cost structure of each will be explained.This information session is free, but please register in advance, so the instructor knows how many will be attending.





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