Marine Electrical Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Galvanic & Stray Current Corrosion/Lightning Protection
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Trouble Shooting and Repair
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Final Exam - Home Port
    Saturday, August 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:30 pm

Gain the confidence to tackle direct current, shore power and communications installations, understand galvanic and stray current corrosion systems, lightning protection and more.

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ACA Kayak Instructor Training


  • Day 1 - ACA Instructor
    Saturday, August 15, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2 - ACA Instructor
    Sunday, August 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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Rules of the Road

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • Friday, August 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

This seminar covers a topic all boaters need to know — Rules of the Road. Our approach is a practical one. We apply common-sense interpretations to the rules to help make them easier to understand and remember.

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D21 Conference Call

Event Phone: (605) 472-5392


  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

District 21 incoming officers meeting.

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Seminar Saturday

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • Mastering Rules of the Road
    Saturday, September 12, 2020
    8:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Emergencies on Board
    Saturday, September 12, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Anchoring With Assurance
    Saturday, September 12, 2020
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event will present four (4) separate seminars. Take 1, 2 or all 3 seminars; with 3 you get the 4th free. Meets all seminar requirements for Inland Navigator (IN) BoC.

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Kayaking Level 1


  • Saturday, September 19, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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Sail


  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, October 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, October 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Instruction Dates
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety, the physical aspects of sailing forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of difficult sailing conditions.

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Marine Electrical Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Properties of Electricity
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • No Class
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • No Class
    Monday, October 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Boat Electrical Wiring Practices and Diagrams
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Direct Current Power
    Monday, October 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Alternating Current Power
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Galvanic & Stray Current Corrosion/Lightning Protection
    Monday, November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Trouble Shooting and Repair
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Final Exam
    Monday, November 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gain the confidence to tackle direct current, shore power and communications installations, understand galvanic and stray current corrosion systems, lightning protection and more.

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Cruising and Cruise Planning


  • Session 1
    Monday, September 21, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 2
    Monday, September 28, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 3
    Monday, October 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 4
    Monday, October 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 5
    Monday, October 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 6
    Monday, October 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 7
    Monday, November 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 8
    Monday, November 9, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Session 9
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Presentation, Review & Exam (Home Port)
    Saturday, November 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gain the confidence and practical skills needed to explore ports and coves for a weekend or weeks at a time.

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Marine Communication Systems

Event Phone: 713-865-6992


  • Radio History & Communication Elements
    Thursday, September 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • VHF-FM Radio Communications
    Thursday, October 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • GMDS
    Thursday, October 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • FCC Rules, Maritime Radio Licenses
    Thursday, October 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Other Marine Communication Services
    Thursday, October 22, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review
    Thursday, October 29, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Exam
    Thursday, November 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Marine MF/HF Radios (optional)
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn voice communications and the use of digital selective calling (DSC), and get the skills you need for a day sail or offshore adventure. Learn in an interactive classroom environment.

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Junior Navigation


  • Lighthouses in the Sky
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • The Sextant
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sea Time
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Altitude Corrections
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Celestial Coordinates
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Light List for the Sky
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Celestial LOP
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Plotting Celestial LOPs
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Meridian Transit of the Sun
    Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Route Planning
    Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Electronics
    Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wind & Current and Underway
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to use a marine sextant to take sights on celestial objects to plot your position. You will use GPS as the primary position sensor but with celestial navigation as your backup technique.

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Amateur Radio Class


  • Day 1 - Study
    Saturday, October 17, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2 - Study
    Saturday, October 24, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 3 - Review & Examination
    Saturday, October 31, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Technician class license is the entry-level license of choice for most new ham radio operators.

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Kayaking Level 1


  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

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Seminar Saturday

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • How to Use a Chart
    Saturday, November 14, 2020
    8:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Basic Weather and Forecasting
    Saturday, November 14, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Using VHF and VHF/DSC Marine Radio
    Saturday, November 14, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event will present four (4) separate seminars. Take 1, 2 or all 3 seminars; with 3 you get the 4th free. Meets all seminar requirements for Inland Navigator (IN) BoC.

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Navigation


  • Solar System
    Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sunrise-Sunset
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Ho LHA Dec
    Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Reduce Plot
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • NASR
    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sight Planning
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Emergency Navigation
    Tuesday, March 2, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Electronics Offshore
    Tuesday, March 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Underway
    Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Underway Lesson Plan
    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Practice Cruise
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Review and Completion
    Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Use the moon, planets, and stars to determine a position at morning and evening twilight to supplement daytime sights. You will use navigational software tools to plan and execute a voyage.

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Seminar Saturday

Event Phone: (281) 451-1146


  • How to Use GPS
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    8:30 am - 11:00 pm
  • Mariner's Compass
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Tides and Currents
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This event will present four (4) separate seminars. Take 1, 2 or all 3 seminars; with 3 you get the 4th free. Meets all seminar requirements for Inland Navigator (IN) BoC.

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