Courses offered to all include:
Weather – For boaters, knowing the forecast isn’t enough; you need to understand its impact on you and your boat.
Engine Maintenance – Every skipper needs to understand the fundamentals of gas and diesel engines to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems under way. Learn about transmissions, propellers, and steering.
Marine Electrical Systems – Learn the ins and outs of your boat’s electrical systems. Gain the confidence to tackle direct current, shore power and communications installations.
Marine Communications Systems – Become a better boater by mastering your radio in the digital age. Learn voice communications and the use of digital selective calling (DSC), and get the skills you need for a day sail or offshore adventure.
Sailing – If you are into or interested in sailboats there is Sail, where you will learn about basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety from experienced USPS sailors. Then tackle the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions.
There are many other course and on-line seminars. Visit www.USPS.org for a complete listing.