Whether for a couple of hours or a couple of days, Captain John Gray offers individual coaching and instruction. Confidence comes in increments by learning through experience.. On the water coaching and instruction is the most effective way to learn skills, gain knowledge and to know your abilities. Fill the gaps in your knowledge and skill set. Maybe you are new boating or you are stepping up in size and complexity, or it has been a long time or you want to do cruising that is longer. What is covered is highly customized to your needs. The common topics are boat driving skills, docking, anchoring, rules of the road, line handling and simple knots, your boat's systems of water, power, engines, waste management and the basic repairs and maintenance to keep them running. We can also help you in the cruising lifestyle of food and planning.
Our niche and expertise is in single engine power boats that are less than 40 feet long. We are based in Puget Sound in Washington State. Use our contact page to send an email or send a text message to 425.334.8580 if you want more information.
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Also, get you state boater card and consider attending a course offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary or the Power Squadron. There are training DVD's and information on a Youtube channel offered by Captain Chris who is based in Florida. Click HERE for more information.
Comfortable Cruising In Smaller Boats: A Workshop
Learn about over 25 topics in a setting that is personal and conversational with both John and Laurie. Topics include:
Planning & Preparation
Organizing the space
Go and no-go decision making
Slow speed handling skills
Anchoring, mooring and locking
Maintenance, repairs and tools
Common repairs to keep cruising
Living in the world of 12 volts
Tips, lessons learned, how-to topics are covered using demonstrations, photos stories while talking about cruising the Great Loop, the Inside Passage, the Salish Sea, Lake Powell and the historic canals in Canada and New York State. This is intended for anyone who wants to increase their confidence and comfort while cruising in boats that are less than 40 feet long. Cruising couples are especially urged to attend.
When: April 26 and 27 or June 14 and 15, 2019 Where: The Milltown Association Building, 410-14th Street, Everett, WA
Price:$200 per person or $350 per cruising couple. Can't make it for both days? Single days are $125 per day per person. Maximum of 20 people per day. Reservations are required by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your organization is interesting in hosting an event, please let us know.