Workshops Galore with Washington Sea Grant

Norris Comer Nautical News

Sea Grant WorkshopsDid you know that the Washington Sea Grant (WSG), a research institute based at the University of Washington College of the Environment, offers great education for boaters and mariners? Well they do, and March has three workshops on the calendar in locations throughout Washington for those among us with healthy thirsts for knowledge and skills.

The first workshop is Diesel Engine Troubleshooting and Maintenance in Port Townsend on March 18. Topics included will be an overview of troubleshooting and maintenance of fuel, lubrication, electrical, cooling, and exhaust systems. The diesel engine workshop is at the Walt Trisdale’s Shop, 81Workman St., #7, Port Towensend, at 0900 to 1600 hours. The next workshop on March 19 is titled Marine Corrosion Protection Workshop and will cover a range of relevant content. This corrosion workshop is in the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock at 0900 to 1600 hours. The final workshop this month, Marine Weather, is in Anacortes on March 30 at the Seafarer’s Memorial Park Building from 0900 to 1600 hours.

All of the workshops cost a modest $60 per student and pre-registration is mandatory. Contact Sarah Fisken if interested in more information or attending one (or all) the workshops. You can reach her at 206-543-1225, or at You can also subscribe to their mailing list for updates on

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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