Ireland. Know Your Boat Course 2016

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Now entering their twelfth year, the Know Your Boat courses continue to receive high levels of praise from participants. People with a range of different skill levels attend including a growing number of lady skippers taking the courses. Remember it’s important for both the Skipper and the First Mate to have an understanding of their boat.

The objectives of the courses are

          to enable participants to be familiar and comfortable in maintaining their craft and dealing  with maintenance and repairs, mechanical and electrical components of the boat, including engines, transmissions, controls, electrics, hull, superstructure, bilges, fittings and weather proofing


          to outline how simple service procedures are carried out and enable participants to cut down on running costs by highlighting the importance of good routine maintenance and demonstrating engine servicing routines with a full size engine


          to enable participants to be familiar and comfortable with wintering and new season preparations of their boats and be able to troubleshoot in the event of a failure

The dates for the 2016 courses are

          Mechanics & Winterisation Course – Sat 5 November 9.00am to 1.00pm

          Electrics Course – Sat 5 November   2.00pm to 6pm

The courses are presented by experienced instructors supported by experienced boat users.  All courses involve practical demonstration and encourages interaction and discussion on individuals specific boats (bring any pictures of equipment on your boat you may wish to discuss) Courses will take place in the beautiful restored Harbour Buildings, Kilbeggan


The course costs are

1.        Mechanics & Winterisation Course - €60 IWAI members, €70 non IWAI members

2.        Electrics Course - €60 IWAI members, €70 non IWAI members

Courses 1 & 2 booked together €110 IWAI members, €130 non IWAI members, Contact by Text on 0872509209 to book a place.  Advance booking is required. Early booking is recommended.

Gift Vouchers are available


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Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 October 2016 )