Quartermaster Yacht Club

Tech Talks are open to the public and are a great way to learn more about boating. Each session focuses on a single topic, and presents a great way to learn from both the people leading the talk as well as the other boaters in attendance.


Presentations from previous talks

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Upcoming events

    • 23 May 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Vashon Library Meeting Room
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    Did you ever make a potato clock?  A couple of spuds, some wire and a small digital clock is all it takes.  What makes it work?  The same thing that creates galvanic corrosion on your boat.  Two dissimilar metals in a saline solution.  Put a boat into Puget Sound and you have a big floating battery.  Something will corrode – the trick is to manage that corrosion so the good parts of your boat don’t turn to dust.

    If that same boat has any electrical devices on board, and most do these days, you have a potential electrical safety hazard and a stray current corrosion risk.  Careful maintenance of on-board electrical systems and safe handling of shore power equipment is an important part of an enjoyable day on the water. 

    Stop by at this Tech Talk on Wednesday, May 23 at 7PM in the Vashon Library meeting room to learn how to keep both you and your boat safe.


    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Meyer's Hut
    • 5
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    Washington State Boater Education Card Course on Vashon


    Are you a Washington State powered boat or watercraft operator?  Do you have a Boater Education Card yet?  The card is mandatory for powered boat operators under 60 years of age, even if the boat is a sailboat with an outboard motor.  The course also covers important material that will keep you both safe and legal on the water.


    The good news, the card is free, just take the course and pass the test.  Join Captain John Burke on Saturday, June 2 at 9AM at Quartermaster Yacht Club's Meyers Hut to take the course and improve boating safety.   The course will run no longer than eight hours.


    Attendance is limited to twelve people.  Contact Captain Burke at 206-200-9337 for more information.


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