For cruisers who want to become better attuned to the technical aspects of their boat, Brewer Yacht Yards’ Cowesett Marina in Warwick, R.I., will be hosting a Cruisers’ Workshop led by Steve D’Antonio and assisted by Ralph Naranjo on Oct. 20-21, 2017. D’Antonio is an ABYC Master Technician, technical journalist, lecturer and marine industry consultant. Naranjo is an ocean voyager, former Vanderstar Chair at the U. S. Naval Academy and author of The Art of Seamanship.
The workshop will include formal presentations and hands-on mechanical and electrical training and demonstrations in both boatyard shop and classroom settings. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own digital multimeters. Multi-track power and sail session subjects include diesel engine service and troubleshooting; weather for mariners; avoiding common systems failures; navigation technique; multimeter use; sailing vessel selection; power vessel fuel system design, installation and failure avoidance; oil analysis; and cruise planning.