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Marine Engine Maintenace


with Wawenock Sail and US Power Squadron

Calendar Sep 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Modern engines offer high reliability and good performance through the use of computerized systems for fuel delivery and engine timing. Most of these systems are “black boxes” that can no longer be serviced by weekend mechanics with ordinary tools. The EM course covers those repairs that do-it-yourselfers can still perform, teaches how to diagnose problems that might be beyond your ability to fix, and how to share information with your mechanic so the right repairs get performed. The Engine Maintenance course also covers basic mechanical systems such as drive systems (propellers), steering systems, and engine controls. The last chapter discusses solutions you might use to problems that could occur while afloat and away from a repair facility. Gasoline, diesel, and outboard engines are treated independently in this chapter.

The new Engine Maintenance course 2011 has been put into one ten-chapter course that stresses the diagnosis of modern systems, while also teaching the basics of engine layout and operation. Gasoline inboards, outboards, and diesel engines are taught in a way that reinforces the common aspects. Ten sessions and a final examination. Instructor: Gary Bergendorf  

Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. 

Power Squadron members call Merrymeeting Adult Ed for your discounted rate of $95.  No other discount.

Boat Handling


with Wawenock Sail and US Power Squadron

Calendar Oct 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class is intended for newer recreational boaters who have completed a basic boating class like America's Boating Course, and want to gain more knowledge, skill, and confidence to boat safely and have more fun in a variety of situations. Boat Handling covers Rules of the Road: A Practical Approach, Confidence in Docking and Undocking, Slow-Speed Maneuvering, Boating with Confidence: Handling Your Boat Under Way, Anchoring with Assurance, Emergencies on Board, and Knots and Line Handling. Instructors will enrich the course with local knowledge, experience, and discussion that will help you expand your boating horizons. Six sessions with a final examination. The cost for couples sharing materials is $95. Please call Merrymeeting Adult Education for your discount. No other discounts.

Small Looms Weave & Share Workshop


with Sharon A. Gilslider

This will be a one-day six-hour weaving workshop to enjoy your love of weaving outside under the tent. We will help you work through any weaving issues you are having, share new ideas and techniques, and examine new fibers that you may not have worked with before. Each student will spend a few minutes weaving on a group project that will stay at Merrymeeting to inspire future students. Bring your loom, fiber stash and all your questions. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events. No discounts.

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