Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Courses From Washington Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant is teaming with the Port of Seattle Fishermen’s Terminal to offer two courses to commercial fishermen on March 17th.

First Aid
The first course is a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea course for commercial fishermen and recreational boaters.

The course is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Building, at Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle.

Topics will include cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, patient assessment, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, hypothermia, cold-water near drowning, immobilization, backboards, first-aid kits and more.

The fee for the workshop is $80. Space is limited, so pre-registration is advised.

Corrosion Protection
The second course is an evening Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop, also on March 17. This is a hands-on class for marine professionals and boat owners and offers an excellent introduction for technicians planning to enroll in the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) corrosion-certification course.

The course will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 6-9 p.m., also in the Nordby Conference Room, Nordby Building, Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle.

Topics include:
  • Galvanic corrosion of aluminum, steel and bronze
  • Crevice corrosion of stainless steel
  • Poultice corrosion of aluminum
  • Corrosion-potential testing, (hands-on exercise)
  • Potential monitoring systems for aluminum and bronze
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different types of anodes
  • Explanation of military specification zinc and aluminum
  • Analysis of wood damage from too much zinc
  • Controlled potential systems for wood boats
  • Impressed current, Mercathode and Electro-Guard systems
  • ABYC standards for bonding and shore-power systems, including galvanic isolators and isolation transformers
  • Coatings for propellers and prop shafts
  • Test methods for detecting AC and DC stray current.

The fee is $60. Space is limited, so preregistration is advised.

Marine Refrigeration
Another offering by Washington Sea Grant, in partnership with Integrated Marine Systems and the Jefferson Education Center, is a pair of one-day Marine Refrigeration Workshops in Port Townsend in March and April. The courses will be offered on Saturday, March 12, and Saturday, April 16; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, at Integrated Marine Systems, 755 Haines Place, Port Townsend, Washington.

Topics will include theory, general maintenance, controller programming, charging with Freon, and thermal expansion valve adjustment. A 7.5-ton refrigeration unit will be used as a training aid during class.

The fee is $30. Space is limited, so pre-registration is advised.

To register or for more information on any of these courses, contact Sarah Fisken, WSG Marine Education Coordinator, at (206) 543-1225 or

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